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Best iPhone Photography – April 2014

Howdy all, here are my top 12 of iPhone photos that I have shot in the last six months. I am still using iPhone 4s till now. I tried my wife’s iPhone 5s and I love the speed of processing, but I’ll wait first till June. Let’s see what Apple will reveal (if they do).

iPhone Photography by Hendra Lauw - 12MORE +

Bussorah Street Shophouses

Bussorah Street Shophouses

This was shot with an app called AutoStitch, a panorama stitching app, on iPhone 4s. You take multiple shots of a wide scene and it will stitch them automatically. It works best when you are far away from the subject. The one above was shot from a close distance of about 4 to 5 meters, hence the distortion when the app tried to stitch the multiple images. MORE +

Kampong Glam Panorama at Night

Night scene panorama in Kampong Glam.

iPhone 4s does Kampong Glam in a panoramic format. Shot with an app called AutoStitch. The app allows you to take multiple images and then stitch them for you. A cool app if you like shooting panorama.

A Pear

iPhone Photography by Hendra Lauw - a Pear

An attempt to produce something artistic with a pear and an iPhone 4s. Shot with a camera app 645Pro and converted to black and white using FilterStorm app (both the Black and White conversion and Curve). MORE +

Facebooking on Sunday morning


Some say Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends. But for these men, gathering on a Sunday morning is a great way to keep in touch.

Shot on iPhone 4s. Processed with vsco.

iPhone Photography – Best of September 2013

iPhone Photography - Best of September 2013

Browsing the archive of my September iphone photos, I realized that I did not shoot as much as I did in the previous months. However, I have more photos of my daughter in September, mostly taken at Changi Beach Park over three weekends. So, that’s good. I taught her biking on a two-wheel bike and we have been going to the same park every weekend since. She is a proud biker now. I also took many photos of water droplets on fallen leaves. It’s the September rain. I chose one of them for my Best of September.

The other one below is my other favorite for September. It’s the photo of my daughter watching plane landing from Changi Beach Park. MORE +

100 Strangers Project – No. 27

100 Strangers Project by Hendra Lauw - No. 27

His name is Md. Basheer and he is my stranger no. 27. Mr. Basheer is a retired photographer who shot interior design and food during his 40 year career shooting for magazines in Singapore. He is now driving a taxi but still teach photography sometimes. Mr. Basheer has six children and seven grandchildren. He was going to meet some of them for dinner at his son’s place after he sent me.

I took the photo using my iPhone inside the taxi. The only light source was the overhead lamp. My apology for the digital noise on your otherwise white shirt, Mr. Basheer.

iPhone Photos – Best of August 2013

iPhoneography - Best of August 2013

My best iphone photos for the month of August 2013.

I was looking at the photos I have taken using my iPhone 4s in the month of August 2013 and I think these two are the best of the month. The first one above was shot at Pasar Puri, Jakarta. The man on the phone was talking to someone, explaining about the banana that he was probably tasked to buy. He quoted the price given to him to the other party on the phone and I think he was told that the price was too high and then told the seller so. It was a little comical when I watched the scene and heard the conversation. It reminded me of myself when my wife asked me to buy vegetable in the market. I would usually call her once I have the vegetable in my hands, explaining how it looks like before making the purchase, to make sure that I would get the right one.

The other photo below is kinda special and personal. MORE +

The curve of nature

Mobile photography - The Curve of Nature

Mobile photography of young banana leaf, shot with iPhone 4s using the 645Pro app. Minor post-processing was done on iPhone using the FilterStorm app.

Mobile Street Photography in Singapore – Raining in Bugis

iPhone Street Photography

I was making my way to the Bugis train station from Bencoolen when it rained that night in September last year. I stopped in front of a shop, took shelter from the rain and started taking panning shots of people walking with their umbrellas and shopping bags above their heads using the Hipstamatic app on iPhone 4s. The ‘film’ and ‘lens’ combination was John S Lens and Blackey SuperGrain black and white film. My favorite Hipstamatic combination for black and white images. What’s your favorite Hipstamatic setting for black and white shots?

Enjoy the rest of the images below.


Men in Black

Men in Black - a Hipstamatic shot on iPhone 4s

Men in black walking along the promontory at the Marina Bay. Shot with iPhone 4s, Hipstamatic app, John S Lens and Blackey SuperGrain film.

A Temple at Telok Ayer Street

iPhone Photography - Thian Hock Keng temple at Telok Ayer street.

Thian Hock Keng temple is the oldest and the most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. Its construction started in 1839 and was completed in 1842. In 1973, it was gazetted as a national monument.

Image was shot last night on iPhone 4s using the 645Pro app. The Jpeg file that came out from this app was 8MB! Enough details for Jpeg.