Post snow and a 365 Project update – just threw up several new photos from the past week or so – I’ve continued to slack on the ‘publish daily’ plan due to the lack of any suitable Windows Phone aps for SmugMug. I should note with all my app complaining that I love the Windows Phone*.
DSLR vs. Phone
Last year’s 99% DSLR project certainly had enormous benefits such as getting to know the tool, really well. I also feel my art benefited – the results from a DSLR generally being much more pleasing and thus I feel the feedback loop fed my eye in very pervasive ways. And of course shooting RAW and developing 365 photos developed that muscle.
That being said I’ve been enjoying the challenge in January of taking dailies with my phone, and I’ve been very pleased with some of the results even without any treatments, edits etc. such as the below. I do plan on using my DSLR soon, honest! The phone has been a whole new challenge. Often forcing me to get in close, being more conscious of light and composition.
The geeky bit
Done on the laptop. My Windows Phone app issue withholding… My phone syncs over Wi-Fi to my PC (not laptop) at night, sends all the photos over. So I was able to lounge with my laptop connected via Windows Live Mesh to my home office PC and do the uploads. I could Mesh the photo directory and then I’d have them on my laptop… I’m just not sure I want to sync all those photos onto my work laptop, maybe I’ll consider that. Either way then a simple drag and drop on the Mesh session to upload the photos to SmugMug and then did the sorting/naming on my work laptop.
I’m not just saying that because I’ ma ‘softie (which I am). I genuinely prefer how it surfaces information at my finger tips, even from within aps. Check in on Foursquare from your home screen without needing to load the app, then click check in, pin actual locations right to the home screen if you wish… pin different cities weathers, websites to the home screen. You get the idea… you can pin virtually whatever you want even from the bowels of apps to your home screen.