[Batch 5 : 7 - 20 August] In my previous post (Batch 4), I did mention to watch out for the next one. This is it. A special set with a "words and lyrics" theme. I had a couple of live concerts to watch on the first days of this set's duration, so I thought maybe I'd do a lyrics-inspired iPhone photo series.
I'm a music lover and an avid concert-goer. Coldplay, Pete Yorn, Norah Jones, Switchfoot, America, Don Henley (of The Eagles), David Gates (of Bread), The Cascades, Survivor, Fra Lippo Lippi, Don McLean, The Corrs, Ford & Coley, Toto, The Cranberries, Ed Kowalczyk (of LIVE), Vertical Horizon, are some of the international artists I've seen perform live (that I can remember). And a slew of local artists too. I was so amped for August as the Smashing Pumpkins and Snow Patrol came to Manila to headline their own shows. Big-name SP bands to add to my list. Things looked bleak at first because of the terrible monsoon rains that flooded Metro Manila. The Pumpkins' August 7 concert (the first day of this set), was moved back a day, thankfully (I thought it was going to get cancelled altogether). Thus it became back-to-back with Snow Patrol (August 9). So yeah, calamity turned to musical awesomeness in a span of 3 days. What a week. And what a start to this set. I'm glad I was able to carry on and finish the theme until the end. Well, it wasn't everyday that a song idea popped into my head, so on some days mere words were enough. (Excuses, I know.)
Click on the thumbnails to view the photos in full and see the captions. =)
Recommended App : Phoster
I'm not a layout person. I've long stopped using frames/borders on my (DSLR) photos (I want my photos to be straightforward and stand on their own), but Phoster and Filterstorm made this set possible for me. Check it out.
I hope you liked this batch. Drop by and view the next one. Till then. =)
It's time for a break from the daily lo-fi photos. This set is exclusively from a photowalk last Saturday with Bulacan Letratista friends. We ventured into Binondo armed only with our phone cameras - while doing a little food trip along the way. It was fun, it was hot, it was delicious, it was convenient. Hahaha, I was too happy not to carry the weight of my DSLR and just snapping leisurely. Binondo folks were also friendlier because they thought I was taking photos just for the heck of it. Look like a tourist, they'll treat you like a tourist. =)
I sneaked in some captures of Plaza Miranda and Quiapo Church, then proceeded to Chinatown proper where we did our foodtrip. I had with me a new iPhone accessory which I was all too happy to test : the Olloclip fisheye lens. Such a joy to use. (I'll make a review next time.)
As the case in all of my posts here in 365 in Lo-Fi, all of these photos were taken and post-processed with the iPhone. For this set, however, I only used the Snapseed app for post-processing. Maybe a case of laziness or probably due to time constraint (my next "365" post is due soon, I have to give these posts some time in between).
So yup, no effects and filters were applied to these photos. Processing was limited to cropping, adjustments (ambience/contrast/selective-saturation), increase of details, and black-and-white conversion. I did use the Diptic app for the last four photos, but that's it.
Click on the thumbnails for the full view and captions...
Make sure you read the captions on the food shots. The info might come in handy on your own Binondo foodtrip.
I sure hope I get to do this type of photowalk more often. It's a whole lot of effortless fun. Try it! Or maybe next time you should join.
Till the next post! =)
[Batch 4 : 24 July - 6 August] Faster, Higher, Stronger! That's the Olympic motto and has nothing to do with this post. Haha. I just wanted to open with a bang. Well since we're at it, this batch of photos' motto is a lot simpler : Just A Bit Better. But Better. (Alright, I admit I got the idea from Philips' advertisements.) Post # 4 is still eclectic, but I like this collection better than the first ones, if only for the ease of photo ideas that came.
(Click on thumbnails for full view and caption)
Recommended App : Camera+
I am so looking forward to the next set. I have a little something up my sleeve. =)
365 in Lo-Fi
For a whole year (365 days), I took a photo with my mobile phone camera and presented them here, in batches. Lower quality as the technology is still improving, just the same phone photography has altered the way people take and look at pictures.