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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