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So most of the images in the interval between the last iPhone photographs and these have to do with upgrades in software and in lens capability. First, my dear friend offered me some Photo JoJo lenses as a birthday present. Awesome!! Seriously, this was a great idea for enhancing what was truly an enhanced photographic experience with the step up to the iPhone 4/4S. She gifted me a macro lens, a “long lens” 2X, and a fisheye lens. They come with a little sticky circle that attaches harmlessly to your phone and then magnetically attaches ones of your lenses. The quality of the lenses is pretty good, and I have been surprised at the result, for such a tiny little camera. Many of my images have continued to be accepted into Aurora Photo’s MyPhone collection (here are the first few up), though I realize I’m a little late in getting into that game.
The second addition was some enhanced software. I have played around with a few now. I’ve enjoyed the Hipstamatic application, but the compressibility was a little much for me…all the way down to 1.7MB from 14MB. Iris Photo Suite has been doing a better job and the ability to go in and out of the images and continually post process them has been pretty invaluable. The app is $1.99 or something, so no, it won’t break the bank. Instagram is of course one of the premier. It seems to be a bit easier to use than Hipstamatic, and I’m not sure if I’m sold on the sharing aspect of it yet….Postprocessing is a bit of a must with these iPhone images, as they rarely meet any qualifications of good contrast, saturation, etc. with just the capture. Give’em a try. Have fun!