Mushroom by new Instagram

Mushroom by new Instagram, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

Above pic was shot by the camera of iPhone 4 and after that processed in Instagram v2.0. New tilt-shift system seems to be way better than the old one and I like the possibility to use high-res photos. Also the live filters during the shooting are very cool.

Hopeless with all those papers

Part of my work desk in the background. I have huge piles of papers and I just wonder how tall they will be after 10 or 20 years. That’s a bad habit to collect so much paper but I do not feel home in paperless office. 😉

It turned out as a cool portrait

We were driving to the summer cottage last Saturday and I took my iPhone and shot this photo of Kaapo from back seat. Kaapo is sitting here on the front seat and looking straight to the IPhone’s camera when my hand is reaching there to take the shot. I used Instagram app and Lomo-fi filter for the shot and it turned out quite cool one.


In the park, originally uploaded by Jonne Naarala.

I recently bought iPhone 4 and it seems to change my photographic habits quite a bit.

I hated mobile phone cameras before this. I always wanted to have high quality photos and felt that mobile phone cameras are not for that. With the iPhone I discovered snap-shooting again. The instant feelings and their recording are the keywords when using my iPhone as a camera. I know that there are many other mobile phones having much better cameras (iPhone has only a 5 mpix camera) but more mpix are not needed for the use I am going for.

One big thing are the fantastic apps made for iPhone. Instagram was the first one I downloaded and it is so brilliant one. Second one was Hipstamatic which I have to explore more in the near future. And yesterday I got Camera+ which has some nice features for the “normal” shooting. Instagram and Hipstamatic are more for the vintage results.

All of those apps are so cool because you can instantaneously share your photos in Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and other services. Snap a photo, edit it in the phone, and share. That’s it!

Lastly I’d like to apologize that I have been absent from this blog for a while. But I got the iPhone, and it is so much fun that you easily forget other things…