My camera was at the repair shop for much of this week, which gave me a great excuse to shoot more pictures with my iPad.
The perfect rose, shot in a garden in Northcliff. Once you get used to using it, the iPad is great for still-life/macro shots. Just find the perfect angle, hold your hand steady, and wait for it to focus.
Even though shooting photos with an iPad does not look very cool, I really, really enjoy it. An iPad might be clunky when compared with an iPhone, but it’s a heck of a lot easier to cart around than a Canon 60D. Using it to take pictures makes me approach photography in a different way. There’s no zooming, no wide angles, no aperture or shutter speed adjustment, no cropping, no dodging and burning. Best of all, there’s no card-reader. iPad photography is all about taking advantage of composition and light, which is what I love best about taking pictures. (The Instagram filters help too.)
Here are some of my favorite shots from the week, taken at the Lucky 5 Star and around Melville.
Cat on a parquet floor.
Yellow truck, yellow flowers. Seventh Avenue, Melville.
Sharp cat, blurred garden.
Grilled veggie, pesto, and haloumi sandwich from the Service Station, also in the Bamboo Shopping Centre.
Jewelry for sale from a vendor on 7th Street, Melville.
I’m not giving up my Canon just yet. But after two years of gluing my left eye to a DSLR viewfinder, it’s fun to get back to basics.