How I Got the Shot(s): Invasions via iPhone

I was a late adapter to the smartphone thing. I got my first iPhone in late 2013 after my burner pay as you go phone quit receiving calls and messages for an unknown reason. One thing I loved about the old burner phones is their longevity and durability. If you dropped one of those old phones the sidewalk would crack but the phone would be fine. I got that first iPhone 5s to last (almost exactly) four years and now use an iPhone 8 (I miss the headphone jack). I know use my iPhone all the time for mostly business related tasks and have even put together a series of nothing but iPhoneography shot using my (older) iPhone 5s (currently there aren’t any photos in the gallery shot with the newer iPhone 8).

Back in 2015 I found an app called Matter which allowed you to add all kinds of unique 3d shapes and graphics to your images. I decided to mess around with adding these shapes to my (mostly) iPhone images and a few shots taken with my Nikon. These shots have (weirdly I think) been really popular and many people haven’t been able to figure out how I got the image. I usually take a fairly drab original shot (a road, path, fence, sky) and add the unique shape to it later in post.

Shot using an iPhone 5s. ISO 32 4.15mm f/2.2 1/200 of a second shutter speed.

Shot using an iPhone 5s. ISO 32 4.15mm f/2.2 1/125 of a second shutter speed.

Shot using an iPhone 5s. ISO 32 4.15mm f/2.2 1/1900 of a second shutter speed.

Shot using an iPhone 5s. ISO 32 4.15mm f/2.2 1/4600 of a second shutter speed.

Shot using a Nikon D600 with a Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 Lens. ISO 50 80mm f/4 1/500 of a second shutter speed.

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Photographer/Retoucher at Ryan Watkins Photography
Ryan Watkins Photography specializes in portrait and wedding photography catering to Clare, Mt Pleasant, and Midland, Michigan. Ready to travel anywhere in the state. 

Graduate from the Hallmark Institute of Photography and Highest Academic Honor recipient. 

Published in several magazines including Shutterbug, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and PDNedu. 
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