MERRY CHRISTMAS + VENTURING INTO IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Hello everyone. I finally got around to sit down, take a deep breath and write a Christmasy blog post. With that being written, I wish you all a blessed Christmas and may the baby Jesus brings you peace, both in your hearts and lives.

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We still haven’t had snow. I guess the northern half of Europe is under its cover. Us, in the south, are still waiting for it. All we’ve been having are clear, cold, frozen mornings which, in my opinion, are not bad at all.  Christmas break has begun and now I have a lot more time for blogging and taking photos. Even though, my lack of inspiration and motivation is killing me. Not to mention, as of yesterday, I don’t have any legit processing software to use. By legit, I mean – good. So, I had to get back to the basics and using the old Elements 8. I miss my filmy actions. Don’t expect processing miracles as these are raw adjustment and copy background layer + soft light only photos. Not my cup of tea but Elements really can really get only so far.

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If you’ve been following my Instagram, you might have noticed (since I got an iPhone), I’ve gone phone camera crazy and upload all the time. A few years ago, taking photos with a phone camera would be the cardinal offence, in my book. Instagram is a phone camera platform (mostly) and it really proved me how you don’t have to always use dslr to achieve quality. Ok, dslr is still dslr but, I’ve really grew fond of taking nochalant everyday snaps and turning them somewhat artsy. Now, as every dlsr + smartphone owner, I pick up both when shooting something, somewhere. What I like about phone camera photography is the use of VscoCam app which I use religiously, lately. I’ve wanted to try out VSCO for years but never had a phone that supports it. My next step would be VSCOFilm packs but that will happen after I purchase Photoshop. There is no point in spending $119 for one pack when you don’t have Photoshop. Until then, I will gladly continue to play with the Cam version. You can check out some of my snaps on Grid, too. So, in the future, expect multiple camera photos, both phone and dslr. The latter is still my weapon of choice but, I’m really liking the phone one, too! Hehe, have a merry Christmas, once again. God bless!

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  1. Reply

    Lisa Epp

    December 27, 2014

    Stunning wintery images. They feel so peaceful.
    Great work.

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      Ines

      December 27, 2014

      Thank you, Lisa¨.

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    Winnie H.

    December 29, 2014

    The flare in the first photo is magical and I LOVE how you process your photos! followed you on instagram too :))

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      Ines

      December 29, 2014

      Thank you :))))

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    Andrea

    December 29, 2014

    These are magical, Ines! Proving that you don’t need lots of editing layers to get a great photo! :)
    Have you ever tried Lightroom? I’m almost retiring my Photoshop since editing with Lightroom turns everything so easy!! I’ve tried VSCO presets once and they are quite good. But… I don’t know. Seems like everyone is using these presets and the pictures look all the same :/ Maybe if you change a bit you can get a good outcome :)

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      Ines

      December 29, 2014

      Aahh, Lightroom, I so wish I was a fan but, I’ve tried it multiple times and evertime I didn’t like it. But, when I use PS, it feels right :D I guess we all have different things we look for in a processing tool.
      I agree everyone is using (and mostly misusing) VSCO presets. I’m genuinely a fan of that simple but filmy look even though a lot of people are going way overboard with it. I also agree with you that tweaking and playing around with it is the best way to make the most out of VSCO (and choosing the right preset :)) I only hope to be able to try it out someday :))

      Thank you, Andrea ;)

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