Photo Essay

iPhone Project: The Manhattan Beach Surfers

iPhone Project: The Manhattan Beach Surfers B

Is a professional-style of photography plausible with an overrated smartphone? Without the use of Applications (which some consider cheating, I have no thought in the matter!), can the small 5 Megapixel camera make stop-motion possible?

Took the opportunity to create a motion capture study of surfers off the Manhattan Beach Pier with my trusty iPhone 4 and the results were pretty impressive. The Pier may have offered a good viewpoint of awaiting fish on sticks and interesting observation into the culture of surfers in social behavior, hierarchy interactions and sportsmanship.

EDIT: Minor adjustments with contrast, Color conversion to Black & White.

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12 responses

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters   gave props (24 Jun 2014):

    hang 10

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker   gave props (24 Jun 2014):

    Cool, very cool :)

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (25 Jun 2014):

    @kil roy: Narly :D
    @Gail: Thanks so much! :)

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (29 Jun 2014):

    Congrats on being Story of the Week!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (29 Jun 2014):

    @JPG: Thank you!! ^_^

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone   said (29 Jun 2014):

    Congrats on being Story of the Week!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (30 Jun 2014):

    @Davide: As always, THANKS!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (30 Jun 2014):

    Way to "shoot" the curl with awesome Iphone pix. Congrats !

  • Stefan ...

    Stefan ... gave props (1 Jul 2014):

    Congrats, Jenna. Good work!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jul 2014):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jul 2014):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Jenna Kim

    Jenna Kim said (6 Aug 2014):

    @Sarah, Stefan, John (x2): Thank you so much for your support and props! ^_^

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