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iPhone vs dslr camera

Most of us have come to believe that iPhone or any modern smartphone can take nice photos. It is true for outdoor or landscape photos in good light but for portraits, indoor photos or for low light photography, iPhone or any smart phone can be challenging. Expensive dSLR cameras with bigger sensors and fast lenses (wide open aperture) can give you control over depth of field that an iPhone or any Android phone can’t. Having ability to blur background can help you control what your viewer sees. Here are two photos of a rubber bands minion that my 8 year old son recently made.

Here is a photo with iPhone 5:

photo with iPhone 5

As you can in photo above, there is lot of background clutter and distractions.
Now see below a photo taken same time in same light with a Canon 6d camera with 50mm lens at f/1.8. See the difference yourself.

photo with a dslr camera

Panoramic view of Ventura county from Boney Peak

Last Sunday, March 30, 2014, we hiked in Santa Monica mountains- around 11 miles round trip and 2500 feet elevation. There were spectacular views. Click on the link to see the view in full screen.

Panaromic view of newbury park and camarillo
Views from Boney Mountain in Southern California, Ventura county
Santa Monica mountains

For more photos and full details of the Boney 360 Overlook trail, click here.

Boney peak 360 overview trail
Boney peak 360 overview trail

iPhone vs an SLR/ILC camera- Flower shots

The first shot below is with a real camera- Pentax K-01 to be specific. Subsequent two photos are with iPhone 5. Whichever the camera, the flower, god’s creation, beats cameras created of man and Steve Jobs. These flowers are so symmetrical, beautiful and nicely colored, I can’t stop myself from shooting them and sharing with you.IMGP7640

Now with iPhone 5 (Photos are cropped)

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Holi- Indian festival of colors.

Holi (English pronunciation: /ˈhl/) (Sanskrit: होली)- an Indian festival, is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love.[3][4] It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities.photo 4

photo 5(1)Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is free for all carnival of colours,[5] where everyone plays, chases and colours each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People move and visit family, friends and foes, first play with colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. In the evening, after sobering up, people dress up, visit friends and family.[1][9] It is a national holiday in India. photo 3(1)

photo 2(1)I missed to take a camera at the Holi celebrations in Simi Valley, California. This is a festival of colors- a great opportunity to take photos of colorful people. Luckily I had an iPhone with me. 

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