Cam and I have enjoyed a few impromptu photo expeditions over the past week in between the end-of-school functions, my deadlines (and the severe thunderstorms here on the East Coast), primarily focusing on macros and flowers.
Cam recently purchased the Olloclip for his iPhone, which allows him to take macro, wide–angle and fisheye images. He’s taken hundreds of photographs with it, working to figure out the optimal settings and subjects. Thanks to the heavy rains over the past few weeks, our garden is in full bloom, and Cam has spent lots of time photographing the flowers and insects.
Now that he’s collected quite a variety of macro images, he’s planning on posting a guest blog here soon. The image above has just a few minor tweaks in Lightroom for highlights and shadows, but otherwise it’s right out of the camera.
I’ve been quite impressed so far with the Olloclip and Cam’s results. While it’s not going to replace a dedicated macro lens or full-featured point-and-shoot, for about $70 you can add a lot of fun features to the camera you already have with you. The only trick to having the Olloclip around is persuading Cam to let me borrow it one in a while!
I’m absolutely amazed ! Cam is a fantastic photographer, and I would never believe this was taken with an Iphone.
Thanks so much, Emily! Technology today is quite amazing. I’m glad he’s enjoying photography. It’s great to have a pal to accompany me on photo expeditions!
Super photos from the two of you! Of course…..Cam has a superb teacher!
Thanks you, David! I may guide him a bit with techie advice, but he has a natural eye! You can’t teach that 🙂
Can’t decide the better photo, I call it tie. And, good luck trying to persuade your son on borrowing his I-phone camera. 🙂
Thank you so much, David! I’ll let Cam know it was a tie…it’ll drive him crazy! Ha ha!