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Is Photographing Light in Street Photography Wrong?

Photography is something that has evolved a lot over the past couple of years. Evolution has led to the point where we can say that photography is nothing short of art anymore. The one form of photography that has amassed a huge user base is street photography, however, even that type of photography is seeing a weird change.

Instead of taking photos of subjects that make more sense, street photography is slowly becoming all about taking photos of light. Which means that photographers are more interested in capturing how the light is falling onto a certain object, rather than the livelier elements in the frame. The picture comes out with the shadows and bright highlights being exposed.

If you know even the basics of photography, it is safe to say that you are aware of the importance of light. Pictures are now becoming more about light architecture than they are about the human element, making a lot of artists seem like they are just spending their time finding the perfect lighting.

Sure, there is a human element involved in the process, but if you look at the photo, you are going to notice how the light is hitting the objects first, and then you would notice the rest of the picture itself.

There are a few reasons why light-architecture has become so popular, and we are certain that it is not a bad thing. If you look at it from the right perspective, you will realize just beautiful they look. However, the problem here is that we cannot really call them street photography.

At the same time, the definition of street photography is constantly changing. The more important thing here is that we must have proper criteria for what is street photography. At the same time, we must give the photos of light-architecture a proper name so people are more aware of what they are doing.

The photography that revolves around light-architecture is a very common style in the new meaning of street photography. In this type of photography, the emphasize is mostly on the mood of the picture as well as the anonymity of the subject(s) in the picture.

I know it all sounds like photography is taking a turn that it should not but look at the pictures that have come out of this form of street photography. They look absolutely stunning, and as the art evolves, there is only one way that it is going to reflect onto the future. Either we are going to see a lot of changes happening, or not enough

With that said, the thing that we are trying to make clear here is that photography is something that will keep changing as the time progresses. The right thing to do in this situation would be to go along with the changes and make sure that everything is going the right way. Let the changes happen because, in all its glory, photography is still art.

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Do Amazing Landscape Photography on iPhone With These Tips

Thanks to the image processing that goes into an iPhone once you take a picture, the one thing that we are sure of is that the phone is capable of taking some truly amazing pictures and that too, with ease. The thing about owning an iPhone is that you can click a picture whenever you feel like, and it will come out amazing.

The same goes for landscape photography, which can be tricky at times but if it is done the right way, you will not have any issues. With that said, in this article, we are going to explore how you can do amazing landscape photography with an iPhone.

Sunrise And Sunset Are Your Friends

If you are looking for some great light that can make your pictures look amazing; then shooting at sunrise and sunsets is the way to go. The light that is around during this time can make your pictures glow by a drastic measure and will make everything look so much better and so much more eye-catching.

This type of lighting is called the golden hour light, so you get a lot of warm, gold hues and they look really good in nearly every landscape.

Backlit Scenes

Another great way of taking some stunning photographs is making sure that the scenes are properly backlit. The more backlit the scenes are, the more color and depth there will be in the photos.

Shoot Before or After The Storm

I know this sounds dramatic but for anyone who is looking to make their photos come out really dramatic, and full of character, taking the shots before or after the storm is a great thing that you can do. Just have to find the right timing, and you are good to go without any issues coming your way.

Use HDR

The HDR on the iPhone is great. It provides some amazing photographs with no effort whatsoever. If you are looking for such a result, shooting with HDR is not a bad option at all. It will give you some amazing pictures full of character and details.

Don’t Forget The Foreground

When composing a photo, the one thing that most people completely forget is that the colors of the foreground matter as well. Light is surely the key, but if your foreground is not properly lit, then the whole picture will look out of place, and honestly, it will not look good either.

Keep It Simple

Some of the best shots that I have taken have been taken with extreme simplicity. You do not need complex equipment or complex frame full of subjects. You just need a good frame with not a lot of subjects and simplicity.

The thing is that the fewer the subjects, the easier it is to make sure that the distractions are not there to make your photo look out of place. It is hard to put it in words, so keeping that in mind, do take a shot, and have a better perspective.

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Camera Comparison: iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy S10+

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the true competitor of the iPhone XS Max, and while both phones are a lot more different from each other. The one thing that is largely similar is the cameras. Sure, the hardware might be different but the specs are largely the same.

Smartphone photography has become a lot more popular than it used to be. After all, the best camera is the one that you can carry with you. Keeping that in mind, the thing that we must realize here is the camera comparison between the S10+ and the XS Max is nothing new.

So, without wasting any more time, let’s get into the details.

General Photography

The first part is going to be general photography, and honestly, they are a lot similar to each other than you might admit. The colors are more saturated in Samsung as you would expect, but the good thing is that the variable aperture is great when it comes to evening out everything.

The shots on the iPhone are consistent and have a slightly cooler hue. The reason why Samsung takes the cake here is because of the scene optimizer and how it can use software to enhance the photos that you have taken up a notch.

Wider Focal Length

The thing about Samsung’s S10+ is that the phone comes with three different focal lengths. You have the standard, a telephoto, and an ultra-wide angle, meanwhile, the iPhone is limited in this regard. Before getting my hands on the S10+, I really did not think that I need an ultra-wide lens, however, after using it for a while, I can assure you that it is one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.

Better Video on Samsung

Samsung has made some significant improvement with their lenses. Not only you can record videos in the ultra-wide lens, but you can also actually switch between the focal lengths with ease. I know it might not sound like something that is intuitive, but as someone who loves shooting videos, this is one of the best features to have.

iPhone For The Portraits

The thing with XS Max’s portraits is that it uses the telephoto lens exclusively for taking photos, whereas when it comes to Samsung, the phone takes information from the two lenses and then uses it. This results in less cropped in the picture, which is not as intimate. Also, I noticed that the edge detection on the iPhone is much better.

Samsung Wins The Lowlight

If we were to go just with the aperture, it was obvious that Samsung would do better. However, the S10+ not only does better, but it beats the XS Max by a margin when it comes to lowlight performance. Giving us stellar looking pictures that are sharp and with barely noticeable noise as well.

Needless to say, if you are looking to take good, low light pictures, then Samsung is the way to go for you.

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