How to shoot the rescue field with mobile phone
- Dec 02, 2019
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Sydney photographer Aaron Browning recently encountered what could be called a "photographer's nightmare" - a bad camera on the spot. How did he resolve the embarrassment and make a bunch of good movies? Listen to him personally-
Let's imagine: you're ready for a photo engagement, the models are in touch, you've chosen the venue to step on, you've got good equipment, and the weather's not good, but -- yes, I said, but -- there's a mistake. You pulled out the SLR in your bag. It's on strike. My God, the camera is out of breath. You are a photography enthusiast, unlike professional photographers who have team-assisted machines in reserve. It's time to check the equipment before you go out, but it'll just forget the stubble. Usually in this situation, most people feel that they can only be unlucky, this time shooting all soup, next appointment. But -- yes, I said it, but -- the iPhone 6S (and later new models) can take RAW formats as long as the system is upgraded to iOS 10! RAW's original uncompressed image format retains the most photographic data, leaving enough space for film performance and post-adjustment.
Since the weather is so bright, do you want to take a photo with your mobile phone? Well, it's worth a try.
My model is also curious about using mobile phones as the main shooter. The sunshine is just right. There is plenty of light to shoot. The third-party shooting software that supports RAW output can't exert RAW's power in the later period without it. And then this is the work...
Practice has proved that mobile phone shooting really works, you see these photos are taken with mobile phones, and then put them into LR post-processing. I think if you write these down, you can know what to do when you shoot on your mobile phone, and what I learned this time. Well, here comes the tips you want for shooting:
You know that every time you adjust the sensitivity ISO on the internet, there will be a little more noise. It may not be easy to detect in camera shooting. The available ISO range is wider, but the effect of photosensitivity on the quality of picture on mobile phone is much more obvious. When light conditions permit, the sensitivity can sometimes be as low as 25, but over 200, the quality of the picture may begin to deteriorate. So you really need enough light to shoot with a lower ISO.
If you want the final film to be guaranteed, you can't trust the program and press the shooting on the phone to finish automatically. Cell phone shooting often destroys the highlights in the photos. For me, I like to keep the details of the highlights, and often shoot in direct sunlight, which requires a high-speed shutter and low ISO. But the aperture on the iPhone is not adjustable, so I can't start with the aperture, but I find myself thinking a lot.
You have to understand that RAW is exported by APP on mobile phone, and the effect of drawing is not satisfactory, far from the expected good. In many cases, the outgoing JPEG of the iPhone is faster and better.
I wonder if you know that RAW format photos are generated in the shooting application environment you use, and after you take a picture, save it in your album. This process takes a little time, patience and enough power for your cell phone. And there's still a little bit of latency when it's taken and saved -- we're talking about a photo that used to be about 1M in size, but now it's about 20M in size. As far as file size is concerned, it just reminds you that taking RAW requires high storage space. In short, it consumes a lot of memory. I took 400 photos to occupy 6G of memory. After storing the data, the next step is to import them into later software. I use LR. Connect the data line with your mobile phone and import it into LR, just like you usually do post-processing. (Backing up the files, I'll empty the source files in my cell phone and make room for them.)
As you can see, I have to expose a large part to keep the content of the bright part of the picture. I also had to block direct sunlight with my hands to prevent the lens glare from affecting the contrast of the picture. (Handles were removed later, of course)
It can be seen that the aperture can not be adjusted in f2.2, I lowered the ISO to improve the shutter shot such an effect, in the premise of not allowing the sky to overexpose, in backlight shooting, try to maintain a higher amount of light.
Indoor environment photography is much simpler than it is. But it is not difficult to get more noise points and the picture is not clean. There is no doubt that the reason is the rise of ISO.
However, just like the shooting principle when using professional cameras, ISO would rather improve the quality of the picture, rather than slow shutter due to low sensitivity and long exposure time, resulting in the final blurred waste due to the jitter of the camera and the movement of the characters.
How to deal with positive bright light? To be honest, it's not easy. Only by using low ISO and high-speed shutter as far as possible, can we reluctantly save high-light details. When shooting with APP, viewing photos may reset the parameters set manually, so when I shoot, I don't actually check while taking pictures. There is also a bit of visual confusion in the operating interface. There is a gap between the actual viewing range and the screen.
The above is a real case of high contrast. RAW derives photos with low overall brightness, but retains the details of the skin. To shoot this kind of industrial style, the whole picture with a little light blue and dirty tone is more in line with the theme. So, I used some of the previous color creation presuppositions to make later adjustments.
Seeing the histogram, most of the picture information is in the dark, and the shutter 1/8500 (not necessarily accurate) is also very fast.
In general, that's what it's like to shoot on a cell phone. Limit yourself during filming. I've been doing this since before. I like to move alone without leading the team, and without turning on the lights, without flashing (I used to use it), my daily configuration is just a zoom machine. The usual M43 size sensor and 12-40mm zoom head have brought about limits in tolerance, depth of field, and perspective. I've compromised, but this time the performance limitation of the iPhone is even greater. It's a real challenge. But now I can't wait to see how mobile phone shooting will develop, especially with different lens choices (using 7 Plus for portraits) and the power of new depth-of-field algorithms.