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The Bouquet I left Behind

This is a handheld iPhone capture of a light box flower arrangement (the full resolution “big boy” camera version will follow in the due fullness of time). The light box in this capture is turned off, so essentially it is a white background with ambient front lighting. I processed the image on my iPhone using the Snapseed, Mextures, and DistressedFX apps.

The Bouquet I left Behind © Harold Davis

 

Posted in Flowers, iPhone

From the iPhone files

Here are two recent iPhone images. I photographed the tree in the Walnut Creek area in the foothills below Mt Diablo. This was originally two iPhone captures, one exposed for the bright sun coming through the tree, and the other for the darker foreground. 

Tree © Harold Davis

I combined the two exposures using the manual option in the TrueHDR iPhone app, then finished it with DistressedFX and Snapseed.

I photographed the tulips (shown below) the other day at our local Trader Joe’s store. I processed the image in Waterlogue to create the watercolor effect with borders, then reprocessed the Waterlogue version with the original (using ImageBlender) to walk the Waterlogue effect back a bit.

Tulips © Harold Davis

I’m often asked how iPhoneography compares to “real” photography with my “Big Boy” cameras. It’s worth saying again that there is no right or wrong. Photography is about vision and seeing, not about gear. The craft of photography is always a craft of trade-offs, and there are things I can do with my iPhone camera and related apps that I cannot do with my Nikon D850 (and of course vice versa as well).

Posted in Flowers, iPhone, Landscape

Succulents

Photographed with my iPhone camera, and processed in DistressedFX, Mextures, ImageBlender, and Snapseed.

Succulents © Harold Davis

Posted in iPhone

Building Reflections

On my recent trip, I stayed in New York in the belly of the beast, in a nice Eurostyle hotel at the corner of Tenth Ave and 42nd Street. Literally scores of fifty and sixty story high-rises are going up all over that neighborhood, and the New York I grew up in is close to unrecognizable. Can there really be enough New Yorkers with enough money to populate these opulent rental buildings that are coming on line, many with mirrored windows (as in this iPhone shot) or other interesting architectural features? I wonders, I does.

Building Reflections © Harold Davis

Building Reflections © Harold Davis

About the image: Captured using the Camera app on my iPhone 6s, and fairly minimally processed using the Snapseed, Mextures, and DistressedFX apps.

Posted in iPhone, New York, Photography

From iPhone to ART: A weekend iPhonegraphy workshop with Harold Davis

From iPhone to ART: The Art of iPhoneography

A Two-Day Weekend Workshop with Harold Davis, Saturday January 28 – Sunday January 29, 2017. This workshop will be hosted in Berkeley, California, and combine classroom sessions explaining iPhone camera and processing apps with field iPhonegraphy sessions at select locations in the San Francisco Bay area.

Floral Fun © Harold Davis

Floral iPhone Fun © Harold Davis

Tuition: $645 until September 30, 2016 (early-bird special); $695 thereafter. Click here for registration and information.

Those who have attended Harold’s previous iPhone workshop are encouraged to attend; newcomers are also welcome.

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. Best of all, the iPhone is itself a powerful computer for processing your photos, so you have a digital darkroom in your pocket wherever you go. As Harold says, “since I have my camera and darkroom in my pocket, I am never again bored in a train station, or when dining alone in a foreign land!”

Mas de Garrigue © Harold Davis

Mas de Garrigue © Harold Davis

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. The iPhone camera exposure and composition controls will be demystified in classroom sessions, and in practice in the field.

Classroom sessions will help you learn how to work with some of Harold’s favorite powerful iPhone post-production applications including Snapseed, Lo-Mob,  DistressedFX, Waterlogue, Mextures, and Image Blender. You’ll have a chance to practice using these apps on your own with assistance and supervision.

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Still Life in Silver Bowl © Harold Davis

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.

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.

Fetish © Harold Davis

Fetish © Harold Davis

Since the iPhone is the camera we always have with us, and since so much of our photography is done with the iPhone, why not be the best iPhoneographers we can be?

Master photographer and Photoshop guru par-excellence will show you some of the apps he uses to finish his iPhone images. Advanced topics will include texturizing and layering iPhone images.

The workshop will include several guided field sessions, in class processing help, and image critiques.

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Maple Leaves © Harold Davis

Maple Leaves © Harold Davis

Here are some comments from participants about Harold’s previous iPhoneography workshops:

  • “Thanks for a great workshop!”
  • “I never knew my iPhone could do so much. You’ve opened new horizons!”
  • “I enjoyed the class very much, and am having fun practicing with the new apps.”
  • “Great information. Thanks, I learned lots of new tricks and different ways of seeing things.”

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Stage Set Two © Harold Davis

Stage Set Two © Harold Davis

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many bestselling photography books including The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit Press, awarded as a Top 10 Best 2013 Photography Book of the Year by Photo.net). Harold Davis’s most recent book is Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer: A Photographer’s Creative Companion and Workbook (Focal Press). His Photographing Flowers (Focal Press) is a noted photography “classic,” and is rated the Best Guide to Flower Photography byDigital Photographer Magazine.

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold Davis is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master printmaker and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador. Harold Davis’s work is in collections around the world. It is licensed by art publishers, in annual reports, and has appeared in numerous magazines and many publications.

Pagoda in Nara © Harold Davis

Pagoda in Nara © Harold Davis

Harold’s black and white prints have been described as “hauntingly beautiful” by Fine Art Printer Magazine, and his floral prints have been called “ethereal,” with “a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual” by Popular Photography.

Recently Harold Davis’s work has been exhibited in venues including Photokina in Cologne, Germany, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, the Gallery Photo in Oakland, California, the Arts & Friends Gallery in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Awagami Gallery in Japan.

Harold Davis has led destination photography workshops to many locations including Paris, France; Spain and Morocco; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

Les Deux Magots © Harold Davis

Les Deux Magots © Harold Davis

Harold’s popular online course on Craftsy.com, Photographing Flowers, has thousands of students. His ongoing photography workshops in partnership with institutions such as Point Reyes Field Seminars, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, Maine Media Workshops, and the Heidelberg Summer School of Photography are continually in demand and popular.

According to Rangefinder Magazine, Harold Davis is “a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments.” You can learn more about Harold and his work at his website, www.digitalfieldguide.com and on his blog, http://www.digitalfieldguide.com/blog/.

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Path beside the Rhine © Harold Davis

Path beside the Rhine © Harold Davis

Caddy © Harold Davis

Chevy © Harold Davis

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Posted in Photography

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.

Posted in iPhone, Landscape, Photography