My family’s house burned down when I was 9 and we lost all of our photos. Neither of my parents ever bought a camera again and photos just became sort of unimportant in my life. I always subscribed to the mentality that being behind a camera would pull me out of fully experiencing the event taking place and I wanted to be present and IN the moment. I wrote to remember moments, but that’s so much more time consuming than the simple click of a camera.
Before a big trip, my extreme world traveler friend Mikey D. told me, “Get a camera Zani. Somehow life is too short and so is the human memory.” I took his wisdom to heart and took cherished photos all over Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India and the UK.
Most of my iphone apps are for photography. It seems like its becoming a real art form, this iPhone photography (iphonetography)… and let me tell you, carrying an iPhone or iPod touch is SUCH a good way to go when you are backpacking or traveling around the world and trying to pack light. The days of a big laptop and bulky camera are no longer necessary. You can take photos, edit them, and share them right from your iThing.
Here are some must-have iphonography tips and apps:
Camera+ “clarity” button instead of a flash. Flash can ruin a photo, try the clarity button make a dark subject visible while still keeping warm light. Their HDR filter is pretty great too.
If you’re forced to do the famous arm out self portrait the “volume +” button on the side of the phone also takes a photo.
How much does a hipster weigh?…..
An “instagram” bahahaha
Instagram is the hippest way to edit and share photos. Don’t forget to follow us @livelikeyoureonvacation and hashtag #livelikeyoureonvacation or #LLYOV
Olloclip lens: Tawney got a Olloclip lens for her birthday and it RULES. One side is a fisheye lens and the other is a wide angle and macro. You can clip it on and off so easily and it is a major game changer in the iphonetography world.
Enter to win an Olloclip HERE all you have to do is submit your favorite summer photo via Facebook, twitter or instagram.
Photography has changed tremendously with recent technology, but what hasn’t changed is that feeling you get when you find an old photo, you’re taken back to that time and place, and a smile runs across your face.