In the continuation of the "What's in My Camera Bag" series, I talk to the iPhoneographer from the Emerald Isles, Paul Moore.
Glyn: Hi Paul. Thank you for taking the time out to talk to me, and welcome to "What's in My Camera Bag", the iPhoneography blog’s feature that takes its readers inside the digital camera bag of some of the communities most well known and talented iPhoneographers.
Before we delve in, and for those who may not know you, please can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself and your iPhoneography.
Paul: I am from a small town called Tullamore in the Midlands of Ireland. I am married to Karen and have 3 young children -Sean (5), Conor (4) and Caoimhe (1). I work as an accountant and financial adviser. It is a tough job in the current economic environment. That is where iPhoneography comes into play. It is a world away from the day job and a wonderful escape. The beauty of it is that I always have my phone with me so I can whip out any time I see something of interest. And I can also edit on the go whenever an idea hits me.
Glyn: So Paul, what apps in addition to the iPhones native camera app do you use to shoot with, if any?
Paul: I shoot the majority of my photos with the native iPhone camera. I do a lot of editing in post production so I am not usually to worried about the separate focus and exposure capabilities of some of the replacement camera apps. That said I have started using 645 PRO in certain situations. It allows a great deal of control and the increased image quality is a definite advantage. I find that it is not useful in all situations. It is definitely more suitable if you want to take your time over a shot. I occasionally use Hipstamatic, mainly for portraits. Some of the lens/film combinations work very well for portraits, but I rarely use it for anything else. I prefer to have more control over the final image and add my own effects and filters.
Glyn: What apps if any do you use most often to edit/process your iPhone photos?
Paul: Every shot I take is edited in some way. Some subtly but most are rather obviously 'enhanced'. I used to use a lot of apps but over the last year or so I have cut the list down to a few must have apps. These are Snapseed, PhotoToaster, LensLight, TouchRetouch, Rays and Juxtaposer. Snapseed and PhotoToaster are excellent apps for overall editing. PhotoToaster has just been updated with a new 'lighting brushes' feature which allows for great control over the light in your photos. It works very well for bringing life to the dull photos I have taken recently as a result of our less than spectacular summer:) The others are more one trick ponies but are very good at what they do. TouchRetouch in particular should be downloaded by anyone with an interest in iPhoneography. It allows you to remove unwanted distractions in your photos and really works very well in most situations.
Glyn: Do you own any accessories for your iPhone that aids your photo taking, and if so what are they, and how/when do you use them?
Paul: The only accessory I have at the moment is the Olloclip. It is 3 lenses in one - a wide angle, a macro lens and a fish eye lens. I only recently got my hands on it so I am still getting to grips with it, but it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.
Glyn: A lot of iPhoneographers seem to own and use the Olloclip, so would you recommend it?
Paul: I would definitely recommended it, particularly following the release of OlloCorrect, a free app that can correct the distortions that the Olloclip introduces in to an image.
Glyn: Once again Paul, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. If readers of the iPhoneography blog want to see more of your iPhoneography, where should they look?
Paul: Thank you for your interest in my photos. iPhoneography.com is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in iPhoneography, and for those who would like to see more of my work, then they can find them on Flickr and