Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Don't try this at home

Place iPhone carefully on concrete slab, allow metal garden fork to swing in a wide arc and fall against device. Yes, it will still work, but it won't look so nice & it'll slice up your fingers pretty good. ''Hello, is that the person in charge of insurance claims?"
(Happy ending - this shot taken with new iPhone)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fab Foto Fun

Another photo app - this one adds blur to the image in post-production. Just select an image (thanks, Victoria) and shake or spin the phone - voila!

Monday, December 1, 2008

'tis the season... drag out billboards that were shot a couple of years ago (I had shot the items on top of the car, which were then added to the overall image). I stopped the scooter at the edge of the airport roundabout to snap this one.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Space age

Gadzooks - voice activated search! Just speak whatever you're looking for and it'll get Googled up for you. It seems to prefer a 'North American Accent', but I had good results with my New Zild words. 

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Studio Mascot

She (& the pinball machine behind her) been with me in various studios over the years. I'm often testing out lenses or lighting on her - this time it's the 'Cinema' effect on the iPhone.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Not a Japanese import

This wonderful old character has been gracefully ageing at the bottom of our driveway for months & months. We'd curse it for making our entrance & exits an awkward manoeuvre (had to do a spell-check on that word!) - but since this photo was taken the owner has removed it, and now I miss it.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Location, location

Coffee & fine photos - this way!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Like the internet hasn't got enough shots of people's pets! The camera certainly suits higher contrast situations....just testing folks, move along now...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Come on, Wellington

We need to stop chucking junk in the harbour! This is a very un-clean, un-green Evans Bay, near the airport.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lights, camera, action...

Dropped off Harrison for a 'walk thru' part in an ASB TVC - with the one & only Goldstein. I would normally have my larger cameras on a TV shoot...but this time it's just a quick grab shot with the iPhone.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Breakthrough in Physics

With a bit of tuition from a past champion, Victoria finally manages to skip some stones at Karaka Bay. Ahh, moments in history.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Born to be Mild

Harrison & I were once again testing the ability of the mighty Italian 50cc engine. Hills & headwinds cut us down to a walking pace accompanied by the sound of a choking chainsaw.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Must be springtime

Yep, the tulips are out in the Bot Gardens. The iPhone is tricky to use for self portraits, but there are apps available to make it easier. Either timers or to enable the whole screen as a shutter button.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Vital Search Function

A caffeine hunt around the studio GPS position - just to confirm I know where to run to if my machine breaks down. The directions function seems to work really well too.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


A good time for a scoot around the'd be great to have a few more controls on the phonecam... but I guess that's what the other cameras are for.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Out Scouting

Great morning for a location recce on the local golf course. I used another camera for the recce, but it's good to see how the iPhone handles tricky lighting.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Say hello to my little friend

I knew it was only a matter of time - carrying a cellphone, an iPod & a camera as separate items was getting sooo last century. Hey, throw in a GPS based map system, a web browser, usable email and a few dozen other very handy (& fun) apps.... and it was time to let another Apple device join the family.
(This image c/- MacBook Pro webcam)