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.

Sprocket Rocket Fun

I loaded a roll of black and white Kodak TMax 400 film into my Sprocket Rocket lomo camera about 2 months ago when I was in Bandung. Didn’t finish it until last week when I brought it to Geylang Serai at night. In between I shot few images in Bugis and City Hall areas. I love the panoramic format of this plastic camera, but watch out for the lighting though. It needs a lot of light. I only got few keepers from this roll.

The above was shot in Bandung from outside of Texas Fried Chicken restaurant through its glass window, hence you can see some reflections in the photo. The one below was shot somewhere along the Waterloo Street. It was a hot and bright day, hence the better exposure as you can see.MORE +

Lomography – Sprocket Rocket

I decided to try out this lomography after ignoring it for so many years. But I decided to try out the unusual one, hence I bought the Sprocket Rocket panorama camera. It takes 2 frames per picture. And the cool thing about it, you can shoot the image on the entire film including those where the sprocket holes are. See above. It was shot on a no-brand ISO 400 film which I am not happy about. I had to tweak it a little bit in Adobe Lightroom. I still have two rolls in the lab now. The rolls I shot when I was in Bandung, Indonesia. One roll of black and white Kodak TMax 400 and one roll of color Kodak Ultra 400. I shall collect them on Thursday night.

The camera is made of plastic and has simple functions. You just need to decide the followings:MORE +

Shoot as though you’d be stricken blind tomorrow

Dorothea Lange, an American documentary photographer who lived from 1895 to 1965 once said, “One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind”. So, shoot more frequently, I guess that’s the message and having a phone with camera with you all the time will help.

All photos in this blog entry were taken using the iPhone 4s and processed in the iPhone using various apps. Enjoy and keep shooting.MORE +

Street Food Vendors – iPhone 4s Panorama

One of my favorite things to do when in Jakarta, eating the street food. Forget about hygiene. Just close your eyes, pray and eat.  :) Just before I took this shot, the guy in blue on the left, who was selling varieties of cold desserts, just dropped a block of ice when I was placing my order. He left it on the road for about 30 sec because he was serving someone else. He then picked it up and walked to the back of that yellow banner. I thought he was going to throw away that block of ice, but he just quickly rinsed it with water. I just smiled, because the next order he was going to make was mine.  :)

The above panorama was shot in Serpong using the AutoStitch app on my iPhone 4s.MORE +

Chinatown Panorama by iPhone 4s

I think I have fallen in love with Panorama Photography using my iPhone 4s. I shot this series in Chinatown this evening. I brought my mum who has been recovering well to see the vibrant Chinatown  before she leaves this coming Friday.

With lots of people moving, it becomes very tricky for the app to stitch. The same person may appear twice since he/she moves and may appear in the next image, hence confusing the app. But, that’s okay. It’s just a camera phone. I have the excuse.  :)MORE +

Marina Bay Panorama with Puffy Clouds

iPhone Panorama again and of the same scene again, Singapore Marina Bay but with a bonus of puffy clouds this time. These two images are pretty much straight out of the iPhone 4s. I did apply a bit of sharpening since the sharpness of an image would reduce when you resize it.

I have a feeling I will continue to shoot this scene as I will still be there for some time. But I will shoot again when the sky and lighting are different.

The first one above was shot through a tinted glass window that made the sky bluer while the one below was shot from the Marina Bay Promenade on the street level. That tinted glass window gives an effect like the polarizer filter does.MORE +

The View from 48th – Amazing iPhone Photo

You can really take amazing iPhone photos using that little device that was Designed by Apple in California and Assembled in China. Sorry, I know I have been talking about it for some days, but I am still amazed with how all these technologies have changed our life or changed the way we do things.

The above is a panorama, 4 images stitched into 1, using the AutoStitch app. Shot from 48th floor through the glass window. You can see a bit of reflection on the glass but I am fine with that. I can’t ask for the window to be opened, anyway.  :)MORE +

Singapore Marina Bay Panorama

Creating a very wide image, known as panoramic photograph, will cost you a bomb if you are using a specialized panoramic camera, like the Fuji GX617, Linhof 617SIII and Hasselblad XPan. But thanks to modern image processing technology, you can now create a panoramic photograph using any camera and stitch multiple images together using panoramic photography software like AutoPano Pro, PanoramaPlus, PTGui, EasyPano, Panorama Factory and many others in the market. And if you own a Canon digital camera, you will have a free software from Canon that will allow you to stitch images to create a panoramic photograph. Some of these software are pretty advanced and can really create a high quality panoramic photograph.

But, thanks to technology again, both on software and hardware, many of you can now create a panoramic photograph on the go. MORE +

iPhone App – Photosynth

This was shot on my iPhone 4s using an app that is capable of creating a panoramic image from multiple single images. The app is called Photosynth, a very cool app. I only used it twice so far and still learning how to use it optimally, but I am already in love with it. MORE +