Cell phone cameras have come a long way
SUMMIT COUNTY — Scrolling through my Blackberry, I found a trove of photos that I’d nearly forgotten about. It’s quite amazing what a halfway decent phone camera can do, as long as the light is good.
That’s what my dad emphasized when he gave me my first camera when I was 12: “Make sure the sun is shining over the back of one of your shoulders,” he said.
I carried that Asahi Pentax Spotmatic everywhere for a few years, trying time exposures on city streets, looking for snowy scenes in the Taunus Mountains outside Frankfurt, and playing with the aperture to adjust the depth of field and find the sweet spot of the lens. Eventually I learned that you can break the rules sometimes and still get a good shot.
Most of these images were lightly post-processed in iPhoto, just to tone down some of the highlights and sharpen a few edges here and there.
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