REDMOND ROAD TRIP
I was headed over to Redmond, OR for a meeting and decided to begin a project in earnest. I've been shooting a blog on Portland called http://www.pierrerobichaud.com/transmogrifried/ that's an iPhone project. I wanted to shoot without excuses and an iPhone provides that. That inspired me to do another project. I'm enjoying the challenge that the restrictions of the iphone camera and format places on the shooter:
- Extremely limited exposure/shutter controls and deep DOF. So it is up to the shooter to select the optimal shooting conditions to get the technical as well as the creative aspects right.
- Additionally, the challenging 2:76:1 format is great for landscape, but can be difficult with a fixed lens camera composing for such an expansive frame. But, this is by far my favorite aspect ratio. So cinematic.
- These Daily Doses will add the additional restriction of being to reportage standards. Minimal post processing to include only exposure adjustments, dodging/burning. I believe the iPhone captures overly saturated colors in certain light settings and that combined with sharpness can create an unappealing and hyper-realistic look. So slight saturation adjustments will be a part of it. Although there are restrictions, it's also liberating using a phone as they're so ubiquitous and you draw little interest, unlike carrying around a full frame DSLR.