Posted on Nov 20, 2017
Edited on Jan 21, 2018
The more the technology of smartphones evolves, the more it impressed me. There’s no doubt that I’m talking for years about the potential of smartphone photography.
But I would never say that going to a trip aboard, and having with me both a very good camera (the Fujifilm X-Pro2 with the 16mm and the 35mm) I would shot more with the smartphone than with the camera.
And what is more amazing, especially for me -used in the years of WORKING on the pictures shooted in .raw format- that these .jpg straight out from the smartphone are perfectly fine for my tastes. Yes, looking at these captured pictures I do not feel any need to add a contrast curve or to remove/add saturation. The pictures are vibrant, with the right contrast and they are very well balanced for the highlights and shadows.
I’m really on a point in which I’ve decided that from the next trip I will not bring with me anymore the wide lens on the mirrorless camera: this “work” will be done by the smartphone and I will let the photo camera to take all the portrait pictures using the longer lens. Let not forget that the “Portrait Mode” in the smartphones (which is a software simulation) is already very good and it’s getting better and better every year.
The photos on this post have been shooted during my recent trip to Chefchaouen, the blue pearl on the north of Marocco. I’ve found the city so inspiring and interesting for photos, especially for someone like me a purist color photographer! 🙂
The photos have been taken with the new OnePlus 5T and they are just straight out from the camera without any post-processing.
Below the photos, you can see also a Vlog I’ve recorded in Chefchaouen using the 4K video recording of the OnePlus 5T.
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