In Part 2 of shooting with the iPhone 6 Plus we head to a local festival to try a few action shots, then to the beach, and finally a night shot and sunset. For this first shot I got in close to make the dinasour fill the frame, and to give it that larger than life look. The cool cloud formations created leading lines right to the subject, and I thought the couple in the lower right also added to the image.
For this next shot I got as close to the ride as I could without getting knocked out as they came around. Then I used the burst mode to take multiple shots in rapid succession, and choose the best one. I took me about six or seven attempts before I got one of the little girl positioned where I wanted her in the frame.
Next we head to the beach at Kadena Marina in Kadena Town. On a beautiful day like this it's hard not to get great photos regardless of which camera you use. For bright sunny day shots like these I usually just point and shoot with my iPhone. The iPhone does allow you to shoot in manual mode if you prefer but, in this type of lighting there's not much to gain by shooting in manual. I just touch where I want focus and exposure to be measured, and usually it gets it right. In a future post I'm going to talk about shooting in manual with you iPhone to show when and why you may want to.
The iPhone 6 Plus handles close up and macro shots with ease as long as you have good light. I could have gone much closer with these shells. I discuss this more in a future post on shooting close up and macro with the iPhone 6 Plus. Notice the crazy high shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. Since the iPhone's aperture is fixed at f2.2, shooting bright objects such as sea shells on a sunny day requires a very high shutter speed to expose properly.
Finally what better way to end a beautiful day like this than with a equally beautiful sunset. When I shoot sunsets I pay more attention to the scene in front of the sunset than the actual sunset itself. Adding people and / or landmarks to your sunset photos adds life and places them. Getting down low for this shot shows the viewer an angle they may not normally see.
In part 3 of shooting with the iPhone 6 Plus we'll dive into shooting close up and macro. Please remember to click like below if you like these post, and I would love to hear your comments as well. Thanks again for visiting. Hope everyone has a great day.