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An iPhone retrospective of 2015

 

With it already being February, I thought that now would finally be a good time to finally look back on this 2015.

This two-part retrospective focuses on the camera that I have with me at all times, the handy dandy iPhone 6. Although I now have the X100T as my primary camera for everyday use, I still love the experience my phone provides. In similar vain to what I mentioned in my previous post, sometimes, all I need is my phone.

You don’t get fancy lenses or lighting. You don’t get to fiddle around with settings or stare at the back of your camera to see if things are in focus. You have to rely on your feet to zoom in and out. You get a distilled experience that focuses on the trifecta of photography: exposure, composition, and light. (I kind of stole this from Linhbergh)

It’s not about getting the latest and greatest to improve your photography. It’s about working within the restrictions you impose yourself in. You learn to work within boundaries. You learn to adapt with what you see. 

Your phone might take crappy images, but it boils down to you, who will take great photos. And that's why I love taking photos with my iPhone, I have nothing to blame but myself for shitty photos.

 
 Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

 Financial District, New York

Financial District, New York

 Shinjuku, Tokyo // Toronto

Shinjuku, Tokyo // Toronto

 Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

 Hudson Yards, New York // Kyoto Station, Kyoto

Hudson Yards, New York // Kyoto Station, Kyoto

 Grundy Lake, Ontario

Grundy Lake, Ontario

 Chelsea, New York

Chelsea, New York

 Whitney Museum, New York // Seoul, South Korea

Whitney Museum, New York // Seoul, South Korea

 Incheon International Airport, South Korea

Incheon International Airport, South Korea

 Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

 Patong Beach, Thailand // Toronto, Ontario

Patong Beach, Thailand // Toronto, Ontario

 Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

 Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, Thailand

 Bangkok, Thailand // Midtown, New York

Bangkok, Thailand // Midtown, New York

 Eoseungsaengak Peak, Jeju Island, South Korea

Eoseungsaengak Peak, Jeju Island, South Korea

 Kyoto Station, Kyoto // Richmond Hill, Ontario

Kyoto Station, Kyoto // Richmond Hill, Ontario

 Japan

Japan

 Chiang Mai, Thailand // Kyoto, Japan

Chiang Mai, Thailand // Kyoto, Japan

 Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Island, Korea

Seongsan Ilchulbong, Jeju Island, Korea

 Toronto, Ontario // Chiang Mai, Thailand

Toronto, Ontario // Chiang Mai, Thailand

 Incheon, South Korea

Incheon, South Korea

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