iPhoneography….an Experiment.

Throughout the hot summer we’ve been enjoying (until today!) I’ve not been carrying my cameras around.   I packed my smallish Fuji x100s for our Lisbon trip but even that seemed too heavy, and so the iPhone was my camera of choice.

For iPhone images I always use the SNAPSEED app on my phone or iPad; for images taken with a “proper, grown-up” camera I’ve always used PHOTOSHOP CS6, NIK Efex and most recently AURORA and LUMINAR.

My experiment on this rainy afternoon was to process iPhone pictures on MacBook using AURORA software. I wanted to see how they’d turn out.

For comparison I’ve added a BEFORE and AFTER image at the end of this post.

Here’s a gallery of some of the shots. I’ve called it Looking up in Lisbon:

(Please click on any image to view full-size or to start a slideshow)

Before and After:







Whilst these pictures wouldn’t win any awards, I’m thinking that if there’s going to be a repeat of last year’s heatwave in Barcelona in a couple of weeks………
………I’ll sacrifice quality for the sake of comfort and just use my iPhone.

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Laurie Graves · 16 August 2018 at 14:39

Makes a big difference. Is the after truer to the way you saw it, at least in your memory?

    HMB · 17 August 2018 at 11:04

    It is actually as it shows the vibrancy of this Southern European city. The BEFORE pictures were disappointing duller than real life ( probably because I put exposure down a bit to avoid blown-out skies) .

      Laurie Graves · 17 August 2018 at 15:15

      This frequently happens to me with photos—duller than real life. I edit a bit to ramp up the colors.

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