Typography TV • [iPhone Composite]
July 31, 2013 • San Jose, California
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Recently I was invited to give the first talk of the Summer Design Series of presentations at Adobe's San Jose headquarters. The theme this year was innovation and the topic of my talk was Creative Discoveries with Camera Phone Photography. The presentation was well attended both in person and via live streaming across the Adobe network for those who could not make it in person. My thanks go out to Luanne Seymour for inviting me to present some of my iPhone photography as well as share tips, important concepts and techniques for getting better camera phone images, and suggestions for possible creative interpretations to explore via post-processing.
After the talk I led a short photo walk in the area around the Adobe building. The light was at its harshest mid day brightness when we were out and while some types of light are definitely better than others, I believe that interesting images can be made in almost any type of light. If the lighting conditions are challenging, then sometimes you just have to look harder, put away your preconceptions of what you wish the light would be and go on a visual treasure hunt!
The image above is a composite of an old Predicta Debutante television (circa 1959) and a photo of the typographical artwork on the polished floors of the lobby of Adobe's west tower. I used Adobe Photoshop Touch on the iPhone 5 to add the typography photo into the television screen and then finshed the image with styling in Snapseed. The vintage TV was shot in Portland, Oregon the week before, and the typography image was taken during the Adobe photo walk. You can see a selection of some of my other images from the photo walk below (click on a thumbnail to see a larger version).
If you're in the Sacramento area on September 21, I'll be teaching a 3-hour class on Creative Capture & Processing Techniques for Camera Phone Photography.