Category Archives: iPhone

Duck Crossing

I think this “Duck Crossing” traffic sign is for real. I found the crossing sign, along with many ducks and other water fowls, while walking the other day in the Marina Bay housing development in Richmond, California. Very Bay Area to try to keep them safe rather than hunting them. Perhaps today with the events in the world and our country we need a bit of gentle humor and happiness.

Duck Crossing © Harold Davis

Duck Crossing © Harold Davis

Related image: Who put these ducks adrift in a bathtub so wide? (my very first Photoblog 2.0 image and story, from May 6, 2005).

Selfie with Wig

Move over, Cindy Sherman! Check out my selfie with a gray wig here.

Selfie with Wig © Harold Davis

Selfie with Wig © Harold Davis

Light Box Floral Fun with My iPhone

Here are two new floral images shot and processed with my iPhone. Both were initially processed in Snapseed. The upper image was then put through Plastic Bullet and Lo-Mob, with the frame added in Snapseed. The bottom image is a Waterlogue.

Floral Fun © Harold Davis

Floral Fun © Harold Davis

iPhone Light Box #3 © Harold Davis

iPhone Light Box #3 © Harold Davis

Also posted in Flowers

Photographed with a DSLR and Processed on My iPhone!

I photographed these three images with my “Big Boy” camera—a Nikon DSLR—then copied them to my iPhone and processed them on my iPhone using the Waterlogue app. The original images are Succulent from our Garden, Willow Reflections, Giverny, and Under the Weeping Willow at Giverny. What a wild world of mash-ups where one can do something like this: shoot an image with a high-resolution conventional camera, complete the post-production using a powerful computer, then run the whole thing through a mobile phone filter!

Harold Davis - Succulent waterlogue

Succulent from our Garden © Harold Davis

Willow Reflections, Giverny © Harold Davis

Willow Reflections, Giverny © Harold Davis

© Harold Davis

Under the Weeping Willow at Giverny © Harold Davis

Also posted in Photography

Monet’s Garden

Two more from Giverny via my iPhone and the Waterlogue app:

Giverny on my iPhone © Harold Davis

Giverny on my iPhone © Harold Davis

Monet's Garden © Harold Davis

Monet’s Garden © Harold Davis

Also posted in France

Gourds

I realize that I never blogged this iPhone image of gourds, which I rather like. It was photographed locally at the wonderful Berkeley Bowl produce market. I processed in on my phone in the Snapseed app.

Gourds © Harold Davis

                                               Gourds © Harold Davis

Also posted in Monochrome

Fetish

Technically speaking, a fetish is defined as “an inanimate object worshiped for its supposed magical powers or because it is considered to be inhabited by a spirit.” I photographed the fetish object shown here in the lobby of my Paris hotel with my iPhone, then processed it on my iPhone to convert to black and white, and to add the background texture. By the way, if you noted that my iPhone itself is a fetish, you might not be far off.

Fetish  Harold Davis

Fetish © Harold Davis

Also posted in Monochrome, Photography

Impressions of Giverny

In addition to Monet’s bedroom, here are two more iPhone impressions of Giverny: The outside of Monet’s house from the front steps, and an impression of the famous garden.

Monet's House at Giverny © Harold Davis

Monet’s House at Giverny © Harold Davis

Giverny Impressions © Harold Davis

Giverny Impressions © Harold Davis

Also posted in France

Claude Monet’s Bedroom

At Giverny during the regular admission hours it was too crowded inside Monet’s house to even consider photographing with a “big boy” camera. So I had fun working with my iPhone instead. This image shows Claude Monet’s bedroom, processed in my iPhone using Waterlogue for a somewhat impressionistic effect.

Claude Monet's Bedroom © Harold Davis

Claude Monet’s Bedroom © Harold Davis

Also posted in France

Another Stage Set and Some Signage

Courtesy of my iPhone, here is another stage set maquette and also some Parisian signage.

Stage Set Two © Harold Davis

Stage Set Two © Harold Davis

Attention! © Harold Davis

Attention! © Harold Davis

Say Cheese © Harold Davis

Say Cheese © Harold Davis

Defense d'uriner © Harold Davis

Defense d’uriner © Harold Davis

Related stories (German signs): Cheap Shots; More Cheap Shots.

Also posted in France, Paris, Photography

Stage Set

This is an iPhone photo of a maquette of a stage set at the Opera Garnier in Paris, processed on my iPhone using Plastic Bullet, Mextures, and Lo-Mob.

Stage Set

Stage Set © Harold Davis

Also posted in France

Recent iPhone Sketches in France

Here are some recent iPhone images from southwestern France I made today and yesterday, and processed on the fly on my iPhone while traveling on the bus. With the first image, I was walking around the wonderful historic village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie. When I saw the white dog, I got down on the ground at his eye level, and made a portrait with the village in the background. It was processed using Lo-Mob.

White dog in an old town © Harold Davis

White dog in an old town © Harold Davis

The next image is in the little square next to our guide Francis’s home, just outside Chateau Biron. I processed it using Waterlogue.

Faubourg Chateau Biron © Harold Davis

Faubourg Chateau Biron © Harold Davis

Finally, the statue shown in this image is outside the church adjacent to the central square of the bastide town of Montpazier. I processed the image using Plastic Bullet and Lo-Mob.

Christ in Montpazier © Harold Davis

Christ in Montpazier © Harold Davis

Also posted in France

From iPhone to Art

From iPhone to Art

From iPhone to Art is a full-day workshop on Saturday May 21, 2016 in Berkeley, California. I have often been asked to lead a workshop that explains iPhone photography and processing techniques. I am excited to be assisted in this workshop by Robert Eckardt as my co-teacher. Robert is an extremely gifted iPhone photographer in his own right. There are some places left in this workshop, but it is filling up fast.

Courtyard in Naples © Harold Davis

The iPhone is the most used camera in the world. As they say, the best camera to use is the one you have with you, and this is often your iPhone camera. But the fundamental rules of photography still apply, and you can become a powerful photographer with your iPhone by learning the fundamentals of exposure and composition.

Still Life in Silver Bowl © Harold Davis

Of course, your iPhone is more than just a camera. The computing power within a contemporary iPhone is greater than the computing power that sent NASA to the moon—and many photography apps take advantage of this “darkroom” in your pocket.

Feathers © Harold Davis

In From iPhone to Art, we will learn how to leverage our talents to make the best iPhone imagery we can. Demos, lectures, and hands-on exercises will explore the principles of photography as they relate to the iPhone camera.

Click here to see some more of my iPhone images, and here for workshop information and registration!

Door in Capri © Harold Davis

 

Path beside the Rhine

 

Porto iphone

 

Also posted in Photography, Workshops

After the Rain

It had been raining for many days without stopping. While drought conditions in California meant that we really needed this heavy winter rain, enough felt like enough. I was ready to start work on an arc on our roof!

After the Rain © Harold Davis

After the Rain © Harold Davis

In the morning, the storms finally ended, and the skies cleared. I was in the car, helping to get the kids to school. I snapped this photo with my iPhone 6s, being careful to focus the camera on the water drops on the car windshield, and not on the more distant vista of the street.

Processed on my iPhone with the Snapseed, DistressedFX, and Mextures apps.

Related image: Rain in Rabat.

If you are interested, there are a few places in my full-day From iPhone to Art workshop on Saturday May 21, 2016—but it is filling up quickly.

Also posted in Landscape, Photography

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls, in the Columbia River Gorge, looks like the entrance to Rivendell or some other magical place, with its high, double waterfall, and seductive foot bridge between the upper and lower falls.

These are two variations processed on my iPhone from a single iPhone 6s camera app capture. The first one was processed using Snapseed, Mextures, and Distressed FX.

Multnomah Falls © Harold Davis

Multnomah Falls © Harold Davis

I processed the version below using the Bold preset in Waterlogue.

Multnomah Falls © Harold Davis

Multnomah Falls © Harold Davis

Which version do you prefer? Of course, I photographed Multnomah Falls with my “big boy” camera as well as my iPhone, and I am looking forward to processing these images when I get the chance!

Want to learn my iPhone techniques? Check out my iPhone to Art workshop coming up in May.

Also posted in Landscape