Thursday morning was pretty foggy. Probably the most fog I’ve seen in Korea. Granted it was 6 AM. Maybe my brain was a little foggy. On my way to the golf course this was pretty much the scene out my window. Not ideal. Glad I could take a photo of it with my phone.
Phones are changing so much. Maybe off topic, but using a phone that can shoot RAW and has full manual control kind of blows my mind. I would consider myself a pretty early adopter of using my phone for photography. I didn’t see it going this way.
I’m glad this has happened though. I’m glad I’m not scared to try something aside from my iPhone. after a couple weeks with this new phone I’m pretty sure I won’t be going back. I edit almost primarily on my phone now. I didn’t realize how much the IOS optimization makes it hard to do this while retaining some semblance of your original image. With access to it.
Anyway, tangents. I didn’t really have a plan for this post aside from the first sentence. Hence the title. I’m sure you must be getting bored of reading my blog posts about nothing.
More trains this weekend as well. I guess that is the foreseeable future. I was standing for most of this trip and couldn’t be bothered to take many photos. Sometimes it goes like that.
Continuing about cameras for a minute. I’ve been using the Fujifilm X100T for a little while now. I don’t think a whole lot about it and I think that is probably a sign of how good it is. It is just kind of around.
Oh, and some people have asked me about the photos from it saying they have a bit of a different look than what they are used to from their own. I suppose, aside from processing, the only thing I could think of is I use the TCL 50mm adapter on it all the time. I always have on the X100 or whatever. I like it much better than the 35. I’m not sure why. I normally like wide, but on the Fuji I prefer that for whatever reason.
I know it seems like I hate talking about cameras. People always start their emails to me with something like “I know you don’t like talking about gear but…” Quite honestly, I enjoy talking about it as much as the rest of you. I don’t care about it as much as I used to, but I still enjoy it. I enjoy talking about phones even. I had a pretty good debate with a guy on twitter this weekend about the merits of IOS versus Android. We could have probably gone on forever. I used to be all about Apple. Not sure much anymore. Especially not when it comes to phones.
Anyway, long story short, never hesitate to ask or write if you want to talk about that sort of thing. I’ll be all ears. And probably enjoy it more than you, ha.
On a bit of a different note, I’ve been asked to help with a small, new YouTube channel about photography here in Seoul. I guess it will be a weekly show following me around. So if you’re interested in such a thing, stay tuned 😉
Now on to the Monday grind.
October 26th, 2015.
I know nothing about phones, having never taken to shooting with my phone for one reason or another. I had no idea phones shot RAW these days. What are you using?
Haha yeah they have changed a lot. I use an LG G4 and its great. I had used an iPhone forever but am happy I switched away from them.
Mate – keep us updated on the YouTube channel – look forward to it.
welcome back to android! If you’re not a hipstamatic fan, then it’s not a problem going to android. I believe the stock camera app still by law not able to mute the shutter sound. I used to use LG G3 and got around closed to muting it with the Google Camera app. But then there’s the shutter lag whenever this app is used…
Hi Alan! Actually camera fv5 which also shoots raw mutes the shutter sound for me. I’m using an LG G4. Not much shutter lag with that app as well.
I tried quite a few free camera apps back then. i have not tried the paid version as far as i remember. It’s good to know. To be honest, I gave up on all the settings and let the phone does its thing 80% of the time. I’m not going for those light trails you know 😛
Haha I don’t care much either about how my phone takes a photo. Silent is nice though sometimes.
You’re photographs are all awesome and you only captured these using your phone. Amazing.
Thanks! Actually though it’s only the first three here that were taken with my phone. The rest are from the x100t.
Excited about the youtube channel. That last photo in your post does it for me, very nice capture indeed, new desktop.
I absolutely love the shot of the person holding on to the bars looking out the train window. Well done!
Hey Josh; love these just random life updates, keep them coming, and the mix of your poetry, imagery, and the YouTube channel will be epic.
Thanks brother 😉
So, you transfer the Fuji files by wifi, and edit in VSCO on the android? Would that be correct?
There is something, and to be honest I still haven’t figured out what (and maybe it’s not technically important, lol) about your photographs that is compelling…mood, emotion, atmosphere. Whatever it is, I like a lot.
Well that’s what I do for photos from a camera. I use several. But, the first three photos here were actually taken on the LG G4 phone, not the Fuji. I edited them in snapseed, as it can edit the raw photos from the LG.
I actually probably enjoy your posts about nothing the most. Never boring for me, they’re unique. Nice pics too, the man holding the bars and especially the last one are my favs.
Thanks! I appreciate that!