Sony RX1, 35mm f2 Carl Zeiss
ISO100, f/5, 1/500, jpeg
Auto DRO, Vivid
Snapseed on iPad
This month I’ll be traveling a lot and I won’t be able to bring my large 17″ macbook along for the usual post production of the RX-1 raw files. Hence, I decided I’ll spend this month focusing on “On the Go” photography, meaning I’ll shoot jpeg and do my postproduction with nothing else than an iPad or an iPhone.
Things like “Creative Style”, DRO, and “Picture Effect” (which I always ignored till yesterday) will now play an actual role in my photography, at least for the next thirty days.
For the first shot I decided to go with a landscape of Tuscany made automagically by the RX-1, because landscapes (tens of shots stitched together by the camera) come out only as jpegs (no raw stitching). Also, for some reason I can’t import only jpegs to the iPad when I shoot jpeg+raw, so I’ll have to shoot solely in jpeg. I’m a bit frustrated by this limitation, I somehow feel I could be shooting the shot of my life and it will be spoiled by the in-camera jpeg compression. However, this is the monthly theme and my monthly challenge, which means that there will be frustration but also a lot of new knowledge together with personal and professional growth.
Indeed I’ve never been really following the progresses on iPad photo processing apps, so I tried google-ing them and I found this article. It seemed well written and thought, so I downloaded the first four options it gave (the fifth and last was also the most expensive) which are: Photogene, Photoshop Touch, Snapseed, and Photo Forge 2. I’ll try them all in the next days and see what works best for me.
As you can see, I added two extra lines to the photo-details right under the image to collect the info about the jpeg-compression camera settings and the App I used for the postproduction.
I hope you’ll enjoy this theme and you’ll share your opinions on “On the Go” pre and post production (I call pre-production all the settings which affect the very first jpeg compression, meaning the image which comes out of the camera).