Follow my photographic adventure with the LG Shine (CU720) camera phone. A tidy little 120 page 7 inch x 7 inch book filled with portraits and street scenes. And as the title says… all in 2 Mega-Pixels (or Less)
This weekend I took my parents down to the Untitled (Gallery) and we spent about a 1/2 hour talking with the owner Matt Chait, who again proved himself a very gracious host. I brought with my both the camphone and the G9, still experimenting with trying to make the G9 interchangeable with cam-phone for comp and spontaneity. Turns out I got two photos I am pleased with. One of my Dad and one of my Mom. One with the cam-phone and one with G9.
If you have to visit Atlantic City NJ for something like your spouses 50th high-school reunion, skip the casinos and head to the mainland (that’s what they call it) to stay at the Marriot Seaview Resort and Spa just a bit further north. It’s not that the place was that fantastic, but we were away from the smoke and noise and generally rundown Atlantic City atmosphere. The rooms were nice and quiet and a general family atmosphere. Moreover, you are just minutes from Historic Smithville Village.
My buddies on flickr have debated the postcardiness the above photo with the most memorable quote: “This is how postcards OUGHT to look but don’t.”
The one below – “Flight mode” on the cam-phone. Nothing more needs to be said.
I thought for sure my next blog post would be a photo from a recent visit to Chinatown which I have been working on for a week or so now. But NO! This amazing accident happened at dinner last night.
My brother Jeff and his wonderful family (Nanci, Aliya, and Sam) are in town for a few days and coincidentally it was also my parents 58th wedding anniversary on July 9th. We decided to take our parents out to dinner and since it was both an occasion and a family visit, the cameras were flying.
While Sam was setting up this shot of his parents, I thought I’d piggy back on the scene and the most serendipitous thing happened. My cam-phone exposure occurred at precisely the same instant as the flash went off on the other camera. This created this great off-camera flash effect. But, when I got home and started processing it, I noticed that I also ended up with an oddly 3-banded image – I’m guessing a flash-synch artifact. I cropped out the middle band and had this remembrance.