Photographing of the Photographer: Vancouver, BC
He’s not taking a photo of his dog. He is taking a small video of me, while I’m making photos of his dog with him in the background.
When I took the photos, I heard him talking on the phone and telling the other person on the phone that there was a guy taking photos of his dog. Then he started making a video of me while I was taking photos of his dog.
Shot on iPhone
Apple has a set of ads: “Shot on iPhone”. The problem is that when people make photos on their iPhone/SmartPhone, they don’t get similar results. It’s mostly because of:
- The fine print that says: Additional equipment and software used.
- Most of these photos are taken not only by professional photographers, but theses photographers have a full crew for the lighting and the sound system.
So what kind of additional equipment would they be using?
- A real cinema lens with an with a clip-on mount that clips on top of the existing lens. It significantly improves the quality of the images and cost thousandS of dollars.
- A follow focus system for the cinema lens that also cost in the thousand dollar range.
- An external recorder for recording the video in full resolution/color 4:2:2 like an Atomos that happens to be also in the thousand dollar range plus the memory cards to store the videos/images.
- A gimbal for stabilizing the
cameraiPhone/SmartPhone when doing videos.
- An external microphone/sound system for recording the sound.
- An big external battery to power all the extras.
- A cage that goes around the iPhone/SmartPhone for mounting and holding all the extra equipment attached to the iPhone/SmartPhone.
Then after taking the photos and the videos, there’s all the post-processing like editing, color correction/grading…
BTW, all of this equipment is available to buy, but it’s “muchos dinaros” aka $$$.
Before (left) and After (right)
Camera: Canon 7D ISO 250 and 1/125
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @70mm and f/6.3
Processed with Darktable 2.2.5: http://www.darktable.org/