Isolation Photo Project, Day 38

I learned a new technique which I have used to transform a mundane image of a bowl of oranges into something I find fascinating.

I first read about this twirl technique on Hanne Siebers's blog. Dina learned about the technique from her camera club, The North Norfolk Photographic Society. She has used it to transform a photograph of Klausbernd into a twist. I loved the idea and looked at this video to which Dina provided a link.

What do you think of the results? It's fairly late when I started this, and I am tired and ready for sleep. Hopefully, I will find some time to write a text and image tutorial on how to achieve this.

Yellow Orchid Twist | Wednesday 29 April, 2020 | Day 38 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR | f/2.8 | ISO 400
Submitted as part of the [100DaysToOffload] project.

Adobe to Launch Photoshop for iPad in Strategy Shift

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Woot! Finally.

I’ve developed a decent workflow for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom mobile for my iPad Pro and iPhone 7. But doing certain things (e.g. panoramas ) has been a challenge because of the lack of a proper version of Photoshop for iOS.

When I compute, I want to use any device I own. I use the same email apps (AirMail) on iPhone, iPad and Mac. The same note taking app (Byword) on iPhone, iPad and Mac. The same calendar app on iPhone, iPad and Mac. The same news reader, Reeder, across that device. And so forth.

I use the Lightroom mobile app to capture all my mobile images, make minor edits for immediate use (e.g. posting to my blog) and social sharing. Lightroom mobile sync my originals and edits to Adobe's cloud and then back to my Lightroom desktop. I not using it as a replacement for the desktop. The goal is to complement. Not replace.

Mobile images tend to be noisy in low light conditions and the iPhone lens has minor barrel distortion for landscape images. I created a develop preset in the desktop version of Lightroom for correcting this but there is no easy way to use this develop preset on the iOS version. But I found a useful workaround but I would appreciate any effort Adobe can make to this easier.

I’m pretty good at holding my iPhone 6 steady while taking photos but long exposure and HDR require that the camera remains stationary. A few years ago this year I bought a small Manfrotto tripod that I use to use with my iPhone. It's part of my minimal mobile photography kit.

I want to do the same with Lightroom and Photoshop. When I travel or commute to work, carrying around a ton of camera equipment isn't something I want to do. Mobile cameras are getting better all the time and can take some excellent street and landscape images if one puts in the effort. I had posted some recent images I shot with Adobe Lightroom on iPhone and edited on iPhone and one I capture on the iPhone but had to post-process in Photoshop for Mac. Imagine being able to do some of this on an iPad or iPhone.