Barbara or better known as @iphonecameragirl is from New Jersey (USA) and was probably among the first iphoneograhers account I followed when I became active on Instagram. She is a talented photographer and has been a real inspiration in my photographic journey.
She is also a moderator on the following feature pages:
Please tell us more about you, the person and not the photographer behind the camera.
I am a person who follows my interests and passions and consequently have had many careers in my life including teacher and personal chef. My favorite job was being a mom and now that my kids are grown, I’m lucky enough to be a grandma. I retired last December so now have time to follow my passions of photography, travel and my family
Can you tell us more about the type of pictures you take ? What attracted you to this genre ?
I don’t really have a genre. I shoot what I like and I like a lot of things. I shoot nature, travel, street, portraits…anything that strikes me.
What tips would you have for others shooting in this particular genre ?
For any genre I would say shoot a lot. I learned in a workshop once…if you think you shoot enough, you don’t..shoot more. Kind of like practice, practice, practice!
Please share some insight into your creative process
I’m a very intuitive photographer. I rarely set up shots and instead shoot what I see that calls to me in some way. Some of my favorite shots are ones that I took on the fly and got only one or two shots while crossing the street with barely time to focus. Sometimes when I find something interesting I will shoot the scene from many different angles and take a ridiculous amount of shots. I always shoot a lot of a scene if I can.
What’s in your camera bag ?
My iPhone 7plus and an external charger, these are absolutes. Sometimes I bring a special case that I can put on which has wide angle, fisheye and macro lenses, a small tripod and my new lensball.
What’s your workflow to edit your pictures? And what tips and tricks would you have for our readers?
I’m not as organized as I aspire to be with workflow but I can share editing apps I use. I do all editing on my phone. My go to app is Snapseed because it does so many things. Also TouchRetouch for removing distractions when necessary. I try not to use too many apps per image as that will lessen the quality of the photo. I go through phases of editing a lot and not hardly editing at all. It depends on whether my image conveys the story I’m trying to tell. I also use Tadaa SLR, Enlight and occasionally IColorama, Distressed FX and ColorPop.
What would be your two or three advice to aspiring photographers ?
Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Also take workshops and shoot with other photographers…we can learn so much from each other. In that same vein, learn about and look at photos from photographers famous and not famous for both knowledge and inspiration.
Where can our readers admire your pictures?
I’m on Instagram as @iphonecameragirl Come by and say hi!
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