Wednesday, April 8, 2009

iPhone Garden Photo Tip

You know how it is. The perfect garden photo is right in front of you. But you've forgotten your camera -- and all you have is your cell phone.

Don't despair. This photo was taken by Kurt Triffet of Triffet Design Group using an iPhone and a 3-lens pocketsized magnifying glass bought at RadioShack.

Kurt advises, "Just cover the iPhone lens with one or more of the magnifying lens and you can get a shot like this."

Incidentally, the ladybugs in this picture were photographed on Kurt's lemon tree, which just happens to be blooming right now. You can imagine how heavenly it must smell in his coastal California garden these days.

8 comments:

  1. If I could afford an Iphone this would be a great idea!

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  2. Thanks so much for the tip - can't wait to try it out in my garden

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  3. Wish I had thought of this trick earlier! I have so many lame and blurry pics of the cool spiders and bugs visiting my yard.

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  4. That's a neat trick. Good thing the ladybugs held still while the magnifying glass was fetched!

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  5. Thanks for comments, everyone. That Kurt is a pretty clever guy...

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  6. This is definitely a neat idea (and means you don't need expensive camera equipment to get macro shots). But it begs the question -- if I forgot my camera, how is it I remembered to bring my magnifying glass! ;-). Guess I could just always tuck one into my handy shoulder bag, eh?

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  7. Ah, Helen. Ha Ha. You are right. Good idea - Always keep your magnifying glass with you at all times... ;)

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