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:
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.
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.
Holi (English pronunciation: /ˈhoʊliː/) (Sanskrit: होली)- an Indian festival, is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love. 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.
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, 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. It is a national holiday in India.