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Introducing My Dad... And His Smartphone

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Introducing My Dad... And His Smartphone

10 Jan 2022 10:38AM   Views : 393 Unique : 248

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I thought I'd take on some of my own advice this year and partake in a 52 photo challenge but I'm doing it with a slight twist as I'm involving my Dad. My Dad has always been an avid photography fan and now he has a smartphone with a great camera built-in, he's able to capture images on the go, straight from his pocket. He's also retired so just goes to show you don't have to be a young 'en to capture great images with a smartphone.

Here's his first instalment:

Many, many years ago I started taking photographs with an inexpensive Russian S.L.R camera where I had to use fast film to make up for what it lacked! When my family came along, I started using compact cameras but as technology has progressed so fast and so far, now I simply have to reach for my mobile phone. Plus, as I'm of retirement age, I find it's the easiest way for me to take photos (and encourage others of a similar age to try it, too).

I'm currently using a Google Pixel and I am looking forward to seeing how much the cameras in smartphones have improved and how easy they are to use. I'm also interested in apps for editing images and want to see how easy storing/sharing photographs on these types of devices are.

I plan on giving Nikita one image a week for the whole of 2022, along with a few words, to share here.

The first image is of a scene I actually first spotted 2-years ago, while spending the day at Cleethorpes. I've shared both images but with the Pixel, I was able to use an app to remove a few people that were distracting and crop the shot to create a far better image. I also made minor adjustments to the brightness/contrast in Snapseed (a great app by the way).

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Imageryonly Avatar
Imageryonly Plus
3 203 11 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2022 7:19PM
Orriginal 52 week Photochallenge, and interesting first week,
The images look good , Google a pushing their new phone
through the camera, interesting to see how ir fares,
David
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m11ekd 4 1
11 Jan 2022 11:13AM
Nice shot with great composition, however for me I would prefer the people in as it provides a sense of scale and the pool of water at the end of the break water adds interest, just a personal thought
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