Just love it

2010, Photography


I started the weekend with a nice ride on my road bike. And what better entry to take some photographs from the saddle too. All cellular photography by the way.

The wind was strong and the ride quite rough, so for me the photographs should be rough too.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Small and tiny

2010, Photography

Don’t think in terms of restrictions, be challenged by limitations. Do the unthinkable and don’t be a credit card photographer. More is not always better, less is often more. The best camera is the one that’s with you.

For instance, check the wonderful photography by my friend Mookio with her Ricoh GRD and her book about the GRD and the photography which will be on sale upcoming Thursday (including interviews and photographs by some GRD users from all over the world). Or Robert Kruyskamp with his LG cell phone.

The photographs above were taken with the Ricoh GR Digital III, the photograph below with a Nokia N95 cell phone.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Empty battery, what’s next?

2009, Photography

Many biological farms in my neighborhood had view day’s this weekend. These bioligical farms had corn, grain, strawberries, and grapes for a local winery. And while visiting three of those farms I had planned to take the Sigma DP1 with me. Unfortunately after only eight photographs the battery was completely empty. Strange to me, because I had checked the battery before leaving. But still not as bad as forgetting to insert the charged battery in the camera, although that did happen to me once before!

But what’s next? Introduce here my wife’s Nokia N95 multimedia phone with little Tessar lens. I already had plans to use her phone for some photography, but unintentionaly it was the best that could happen for me now. I remembered the words of photographer Chase Jarvis: “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” He happens to be using his iPhone more often and publishes his photographs on his website.

Although a cell phone can be quite slow with auto focus and saving the photographs, it is still good fun to use it. And I had fun too editing the photographs in Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro for my usual style of editing.
Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma