Contrary to their desktop computer counterparts, which try and cram as many features as possible into an application suite, iPad apps generally have a very limited set of functions and tools. There is no one size fits all solution for editing images on the iPad and so it really comes down to deciding what post-processing you commonly do and what are the best apps to accomplish that. Quite often this involves a few saves to the photo library as you move your image back and forth between multiple iPad image editing apps. As an example, Im going to go through the beginning-to-end post-processing workflow of a portrait I took of my kids a couple weekends ago after they returned from a karate class. The creative part of my mind was thinking things like Rocky, fighter & manager, The Wrestler and that was the theme on which I would base the final image.
I like this photo a lot. It was taken a couple years ago outside of a McDonalds near where I was teaching at the time. What I like most about this photo is his smile. While I like this photo, it’s not a street photo. Yes, it was taken outside in a public place but […]
Street photography is all about the decisive moment, but the decisive moment isn’t all about movement. Most street photographs tend to center around moments in movement because movement surrounds us all the time and it is rarely hidden. It is easy to catch if you have your timing down. On the other hand, natural expressions […]
I absolutely adore metrorail systems. Perhaps it’s because I’m a born-and-raised Los Angelino and never rode a light rail until I was an adult and had moved to a different city. The last time I visited LA I did notice that they did have a couple rail lines running. I hear they are as ‘good’ […]
As can be easily gleaned from my deviantArt gallery, 99% of my street photography is taken outdoors in broad daylight. The benefits to this are obvious: fast shutter speeds for exact moment-catching, smaller f-stops to get more of the environment in focus, lower EIs for more definition, and so on. Taking photos, especially street shots, […]
We see them a lot on the street, don’t we? Interesting subjects. Not just interesting subjects, but a continuing series of interesting moments and interactions between those interesting subjects. Normally, we take a quick photo, perhaps pausing a bit to get the right moment, and move on. How often do we stick with a particular […]
We left Taipei by train at 7AM, arriving at the Hualien station at 10:00 and the Farglory hotel 30 minutes later. Once at the hotel, we discovered that we couldn’t check-in until after 3PM. My wife, her sister, and the kids unanimously decided to leave the bags with me and hop the next shuttle bus […]