Eat, Pedal, Photograph
In a nutshell, these are the three things that consume our day when out on the bike and ultimately, when we have returned home, it is the third that we wish we had done differently.
Some of our photos turn out great, but most are merely okay.
We forget to get our fingers out of the way, people and things show up that we failed to notice or the sun washes out the photo or cast unwanted shadows.
The good news is that very shortly, as we work through some of these lessons learned, neither of us will make the same mistakes ever again.
Contrary to everything I have until recently believed, my iPhone really can take beautiful travel photos. As I mentioned (in a brief moment of honesty) when discussing my photographic gear, I struggle to keep the weight of my gear down and being able to leave my bigger camera home without reducing my ability to take a wonderful photograph or two, has been a real bonus.
No longer do I have a heavy photographic necklace hanging around my neck, nor do I spend five minutes trying to dig my camera out of my panniers!
In fact, I now seem to be taking more photos because the effort of getting to my camera actually dissuaded me from stopping to take the photo in the first place.
Now is as easy as unsnapping my iPhone from the handlebar mounted Quad Lock and there I am, ready to create.
It really is a simple as that!
So, if you’re anything like me and you have been convinced that the iPhone is not up to the job, consider giving your phone a second chance and try using it as your camera of choice.
After all, you take it on your rides for connectivity reasons, so adding a second major purpose seems to make sense – doesn’t it?
Throw in some simple iPhone photography principles, and maybe an app or two, and you’ll be on your way to recording your rides with beautiful photos that will have your friends wondering why they don’t go cycling as well!
Here are some of the things that I have learned about how to improve the taking of iPhone touring photos.