Week 17 – Winter

Week 17 - Winter

It wasn’t actually that wintery this week, but work was manic and I knew I wouldn’t have time to get out and about. Grabbed a couple of chilly shots with the iphone, but wanted something more and something a little different to the icy, snowy shots. Dug some gloves out of the cupboard and placed them on the radiator for a quick grab fully intending to stage something properly later (the plan was to have these, snowboots and a puddle on the floor) but as is more often the case, I never actually got round to finishing it. Still at least I never missed a week in actually taking the shots. Just never added any to the group.

Week - 17 Winter

Best buddies

Best Buddies

Messing about in the garden over the weekend unearthed a few critters. Ideally I would have had the Kenco’s on, with an off camera flash. Instead I had to go with what I had to hand and use the iPhone. Turned out better than expected. Now, pass the salt please.

Trigger Trap Mobile and a traffic jam……

Not taken many photos at all lately – far too busy for that with all the exciting things going on at the moment. I did however get another chance to mess about with time-lapse animation using the TriggerTrap mobile application and the iPhone whilst in the car on the way home from work.
Still waiting on my cable/dongle combination so I can start using this thing on the proper camera.

More information on the mobile app can be found on the TriggerTrap website…

Journey home – More testing of the trigger trap

Further testing of the Mobile App, TriggerTrap. After a few false starts managed to keep it running till the battery ran out on a 63 mile journey home from work. Distance lapse trigger was used in preference of time-lapse. quality is plainly an issue on the iphone once rendering etc have taken their toll, but will certainly be interesting testing some of the other triggers with the SLR when the cables arrive.

A trip to the doctors……

Testing the new ‘Trigger Trap’ mobile app went better today than it did when I first installed it…. was looking forward to playing with a sequence of photos triggered by the distance lapse function, but was disappointed to find that it hadn’t actually taken any. Tried it on a very short trip to the doctors this morning on time lapse, and considering this was direct to the iphone rather than the SLR (waiting for cables to be delivered fro that one) wasn’t too bad a result (obviously could have done with a longer trip to make it a bvit more interesting and justify a soundtrack.  Completely unedited – Just assembled with timelapseassembler

Instagram – Bringing iphone photos to a whole new audience

There’s a new app for iphones (and I guess the new ipod touch with the camera) that allows you to instantly share your photos with others as well as applying some interestinf filters for different moods. Somehow a cross between Twitter, Flickr and the many applications that just allow you to upload to facebook and flickr. There’s a bunch of guys on the talkphotography forums all signed up who have now become a new circle of ‘friends’ and we’re all sharing photos that probably wouldn’t have really left iPhoto for anything more than a brief look.

This way

If you’ve got an iPhone, give it a go, it’s free (and my username is davefrost) especially if, like me, you haven’t had the time to get out on any shoots with a larger camera.

onOne Software – DSLR Remote for Canon DSLR Cameras & iPhone

Imagine if you will an application that will allow you to control your Canon DSLR remotely using wireless networking.¬† I’m not talking about a wireless shutter release, I’m talking about Canon’s EOS Utility, available on your iPhone, to control a tethered camera from a completely different room (not sure why you’d really want to do this though).¬† It’s not the future, it’s been around for a while, but not content with it working as designed in the first place, the guys designing the software have now released a new version.

onOne Software – DSLR Remote for Canon DSLR Cameras & iPhone.

I saw this once before, but then my iPhone broke a little bit.  Actually, it broke quite a lot. Subsequent drama ensued when O2 (bless their cotton socks) refused to pay for it to be fixed, despite it only being a month or so outside of the 12 month warranty, and with 5 months remaining on my iPhone contract.

That aside, I now have a new job, and a new iPhone – Once I’ve checked the corporate policy regarding “suitable” applications for both the laptop and phone, I may well be giving this a whirl.