Last year, Bentley produced a short film shot entirely on an iPhone 5s. They’ve produced another Intelligent Details film for their bespoke driving jacket, and this one was shot entirely on an iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Two things fascinate me about this film.
First, it’s amazing the level of quality the iPhone camera can produce. This film is beautiful. Granted, professional film techniques were used by pro filmmakers, but it’s incredible what can be achieved with the iPhone. The only quality the footage is still lacking is shallow depth of field. You do get some bokeh on the iPhone 6, but not shallow enough to where it gives the footage that dream-like film look. Maybe one day.
They also produced a behind the scenes showing what went into creating the film. I love how they used an anamorphic lens to produce a wide 2.4:1 aspect ratio.
The second thing that I love about this film is the peek into the bespoke tailoring world. I love fashion, and to see it done at this level is wonderful. The film features four bespoke houses from Savile Row designing and tailoring a bespoke driving jacket for Bentley. My favorite designs are from Henry Poole and Gieves & Hawkes.
As you may already know, photography is something that I have a passion for. I just don’t do enough of it, so I went ahead and created a blog called Millimetr where I’ll be posting my photos. It should be a nice motivator and hopefully it will get me to take more photos. Most of what will be featured will be taken with an iPhone 4S using a wonderful app called Mattebox. I’ll also feature photos taken with my Canon T2i, but I expect a majority of the photos to come from my iPhone since it’s always with me. There is a known quote, not sure who said it, that I believe to be true:
“The best camera is the one that’s with you.”
People stress about which camera to buy, but at the end of the day it’s about taking pictures. I’m hoping this works out to be true for me.
Well, it’s good to be back! I want to wish everyone a happy new year.
To start off the new year we have a sweet site by John at I Love Typography called Type Nuts that features type-themed & type-inspired iPhone & desktop wallpapers. Some really nice stuff on there including a new wallpaper I designed for the site.
Today FontShop Berlin announced the release of FontShuffle, a type specimen catalog for your iPhone or iPod Touch. When I read this I jumped out of my chair. I’ve been waiting for an app like this since like forever dude! But after downloading it and playing around with it this morning, I’m a little disappointed. First I’ll start off with some of the good things about this app and then I’ll get into the stuff that makes this app fall flat on its face. Continue reading “FontShop Releases FontShuffle”→
I used to be obsessed with photography, so much so that I was about to leave my career in graphic design to pursue a career in fashion photography. It didn’t end up that way and I’m glad, but I still have a great love for it. I use to have a nice pro camera and would snap tons of photos a day, but now I have a basic point & shoot that I use for family pics and I haven’t shot a nice photo in a while.
Recently I’ve been messing around with the camera in my iPhone and in certain situations I’ve been somewhat impressed. For instance this shot I took today of the NYC skyline. The light was amazing and it was the perfect time of day where the sun was creating some amazing silhouettes. So I launched the camera app and snapped away and got some excellent results. The resolution of the camera isn’t great at all but this photo is pretty much straight from the iPhone with some slight tweaking in Photoshop. You can see a couple of more photos from this series including a nice panoramic shot I stitched together in Photoshop.
On a side note, a lot of photographers frown upon the use of Photoshop to enhance photos. I think that’s a load of rubbish. I started shooting before the digital crazy and I love film but in the digital age, using Photoshop to adjust an image is the same as using a darkroom to adjust an image. Photoshop is the digital darkroom of today. Just how photographers keep the film soaking in the chemicals longer for different results, I adjust the levels, curves, color balance, saturation, etc. in Photoshop to achieve my results. In the end it’s all the same but just using a different tool.