Photographer, Lisa Bettany is setting off on an around the world with just an iPhone to capture photos for her first travel photography book. Inspired by the freedom and creativity of iPhoneography, Lisa is leaving her expensive professional camera gear at home for the adventure of a lifetime.
photos from Spain
When you’ve spent the last 34 days traveling the world and taking picture 8-10 hours a day you start to see patterns and details in the world that you’d previously ignored. For instance, I seek reflective surfaces where ever I go because I know I can create a unique shot like the above photo of people shot straight up reflected from a building awning.
I discovered this “technique” in Japan while shooting raindrops on a mirror and a girl with an umbrella walked by reflecting in the mirror.
In Spain you have to rethink the structure of a meal. Here it is more about the tasting and the wine/beer drinking than about a 3 course dinner. Scott and I met up with Jorge & Pedro, the Spanish development branch of our international Camera+ family in Madrid. They introduced us to a multitude of tasty little snacks, some a little fishy for my liking, but I’m always up for trying things once.
Scott & Jorge. Pedro must have been off in search of more snacks
I snapped this ceiling shot with the telephoto zoom lens. It’s taken a beating in the last few stops and is now very tricky to focus, but it always blows me away that I can snap a tight crop of the ceiling of a church with an iPhone.
these guys keep strange company, but i bet their conversations are good.
Every time I arrive at a super touristy place I think, “how can I get a good shot of this palace/temple/church/mosque/etc that is unique, but still captures the essence of the place”. That is a more eloquent version of what really happens where I say, “uh welcome to touristville” and mutter unsavoury things under my breath as a bus full of snap happy tourist plop right in the middle of my shot.
In this case, I decided to shoot through the gates framing the palace with the rather fancy painted metal details. Also, whilst I was shooting this shot I managed to bipass the line o’ tourist, but choosing an unobvious shot. Great success!
One of my favourite city mascots. I love how he never gives up trying to get those apples. He’s like a big Winnie the Pooh