Over the last weeks I’ve been playing and testing a bit with mobile photography, meaning that I shoot with a small camera, send the images wirelessly from my camera to my iPhone, edit the images on my phone and publish them. I like that very direct way of working without spending any time behind a computer. I have several reasons for these experiments:
- Just to see if I can make it work
- I’m the kind of photographer who rarely leaves the house without a camera, you never know what you will encounter. If I don’t take a camera it’s mainly because I dread the process of downloading, selecting, editing and publishing those pictures on the computer. I already spend half my time behind the computer editing pictures for clients and that’s enough.
- There are some vague projects in the pipeline where this way of working could be a bonus.
I’ve been testing this way of working in-between other stuff: when I’m out with the family, walking the dog, … (check out my Instagram account to see what I’ve been up to). But I also wanted to see if I could use this in portraiture situations. The beautiful Chana was so kind to offer her good looks, sparkling personality and patience for a test shoot. To add to the challenge, we did the shoot in extremely low light without any lighting equipment, just the final scraps of daylight and the practical lights in the studio. There was barely enough light to take a picture but I’m pretty happy with what we got out of it.