When it comes to Mobile Photography, there’s a brand that shines more than the others and it’s Moment. They have changed the game with their revolutionary thinking at making tools for us to capture, create and make moments on our phones and turned them into a better camera. From the lenses, mounts, cases, accessories and even with the newly Travel Case, Moment never cease to amaze us all with their latest and the greatest. Speaking of that, we are reviewing the latest addition to their lenses family and it’s the Superfish Lens (170 degrees). Coming with the same high standard of quality build, we are looking at a super wide angle lens that can offer you a perspective that you’ll never usually witness. Let’s break it down! My Gear for this review Apple iPhone 6 Superfish Lens Cork Case Mount for iPhone 6 and now available for iPhone 7/7Plus First Impressions The Moment you unbox their gear, it’s always a joy to go through their packaging and how well it’s designed to widely open your creativity with their charming approach. The Superfish Lens is made of a beautiful and high quality material that gives you the firm feeling on owning a lens. It doesn’t have the same curvy finish as the Wide Lens like we previously reviewed but that flat glass on top will give you the widest scene on Mobile Photography. The lens is made to expand the tight interior spaces; especially on action sports, architecture and videos. If you are a débutant to the brand, it’s not a lens I would recommend to start with, I would rather recommend you to start with the Wide Lens or even with the Tele Lens. Again it all comes to what kind of picture you wanna take, so for me it was a fun challenge to wander my city with that creative thinking in mind. ...made of a beautiful and high quality material that gives you the firm feeling on owning a lens With the Case or the Mount? The Superfish Lens comes to an affordable price of 89.99USD and the choice of whatever we should get the case OR the mount. Having the luxury of trying both, I would say that I would prefer the mount and let me elaborate. First off with the Cork Case which is price at 39.99USD, you are in for the full Moment experience. Everything feels like you are actually having a camera instead of a phone and Moment does a great job and giving you the right tools to do it all. With the combination as I quote: of the DSLR-like Shutter button with half press and the Moment app, it feels great to take pictures and you always have that urge to take even more pictures. The only reason why I prefer the mount instead of the case is how I use my phone every day with family, workouts and etc. I don’t wanna damage my case and that’s pretty much the reason why. ...it feels great to take pictures and you always have that urge to take even more pictures Product Shots Pros I would say that I am always preaching the quality of Moment products, it’s well build and if you are serious with your Mobile Photography, they are the brand to go to. You can easily carry the lens with your everyday belongings other than when you think of having a DSLR camera with multiples lenses for example. Made On-the-Go for any situations or moments that needs to be captured. Cons For me there isn’t any cons in my opinion, some will mention the price. We are talking of a high quality product that is build to last, of course it will come to a price. If you are willing to invest less than 200USD for your Mobile Photography, Moment will give you the best of it all. No Lens (Left) Vs w/ Superfish Lens (Right) Final Words Moment is not made for beginners or pros, it’s made for everyone who loves photography. This is what I like about this brand, it’s made for someone who wants to go a bit more further than snapping a picture for the heck of snapping. Moment is made for that person who is willing to wander for that shot and taking the time to edit as well. With a little investment, you’ll get an extension to make and create greatness right into your pocket. Thank you Moment! More Information: https://momentlens.co.
Nowadays, we all the tools that is available for our efforts to make more. We have a great variety of things we can do and even more you can create without even touching your computer or laptop. That’s even more impressive and crazy to know how the technology has evolved in so little time. Let’s not put a break and just embrace it all. We are taking a look at this photo series by Louis Dazy and I just love this series for many thing including the Double Exposure, chasing that Neon light and the creative exploration during his experimentations. Hope you like it! Double exposures on film (Portra 400, Cinestill 800 & Ektar 100) More Information: http://louisdazy.tumblr.com.
Photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. I am far from a pro, much more like a beginner/enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is buildings and the geometric forms of big cities, with skyscrapers, textures and vanishing points. I am always looking for references and inspiration on sites like 500px, Behance and Flickr. There is where I found the work of Michael-Bies, a photographer from Landau Palatinate, Germany. He has some incredible black and white photos of urban and architecture subjects. I selected some of my favorites. Look at the simplicity of the composition and the effect created by the textures. Photography About the photographer For more information about Michael check out his 500px profile at https://500px.com/michael-bies/about
Colour Game is a photography project shared by Jovana Rikalo on her Behance profile. As the name suggest the use of color and the contrast of the bright yellow and the cold cyan create a beautiful backdrop for the main subject, a redhead woman. In addition there's a surreal feeling because of the air balloon. It's hard to describe this beautiful work in words, take a look and let me know what you think. Photography About Johanna Rikalo Jovana Rikalo is a self-taught fine art and portrait photographer based in Serbia. She's been taking photos since 2013, usually doing fine art (conceptual ) and portrait photos but also fashion and commercial. I am studying law and I had no interest in choosing photography as my profession until autumn of 2013, when I finally realized how strongly I really feel about it.
With the practice of photography, you become entirely more aware of your surroundings. You would appreciate the emptiness of a certain locations and chasing that perspective especially in crowded places. For my case, I’ve had a long interest in underground system and It’s quite interesting to think that those who had designed this would never thought about its impact for the years to come. Let’s take a tour at the Underground System from Hungary, Budapest, a beautiful series by photographer Zsolt Hlinka and make sure to follow him on Instagram for more. Hope you will like it! The focus of this photo series is the symmetry created by geometric shapes and the relationship between them. With these photos the spaces are displayed in a new light, where their functionalities are completely de-emphasised and instead the composition takes the main role, where such tiny details are revealed which would otherwise be overlooked during everyday usage. Since these spaces do not fulfill their funcion - so they aren't filled with huge crowds, which they are intented to, and what we are used to see - a strange feeling of flawlessness is evoked, and turns the viewer into an eyewitness of intimate and rare moments. The function is changed not only for the spaces but also for the actors: as the observers of the picture, they don't need to travel anywhere further, and don't have to use the means of public transportation: they can finally take a look at the spaces and discover them - they can get lost in the details. Make sure to follow him on Instagram: @zsolt_hlinka.
As of late we’ve been pretty into architecture photography on Abduzeedo but there is all kind of photography out there. Sometimes you don’t always need that gorgeous scenery or landscape to make an interesting photo series. Let’s look at the work of Shane Griffin who is an artist over at Sunday Afternoon, an artist management and creative studio based in New York City, USA. We are exploring his series called: Chromatic, an exploration of light through an simple object like a defective glass. I can say that the results are so lovely to look at, it’s filled with vibrant colours and it’s always great to see every results while experimenting. Exploring light transitions through defective glass, as the colors fail to converge at one focus through the lens, the spectrum splits, causing beautiful emissions of hues & tones. More information: http://www.sundayafternoon.us.
A couple of my friends are leaving for a small trip to China, it was hard not to acknowledge my thrill of traveling again. I gave them cool spots to visit even though I’ve never been there but it made me realize that taking pictures and wandering is not something for everyone. Why? There’s no plans to follow, really. It’s more about what are your goals and make out the best of your trip. We are taking a look at the work of Ekaterina Busygina and her series about Shanghai. We have featured her work before on Abduzeedo and we just love how she pays attention to the architecture, lighting, reflection and etc. We are great fans with subjects standing in front of a giant structure. Hope you will enjoy! Shanghai - many-sided, multi-color, multi-cultural, multilingual, multi-functional, multi-tiered. All this variety makes it look unique - skyscrapers, flowering gardens, temple complexes, old architecture and abandoned factories, acquiring new meanings and functions for modern people You should definitely follow her Instagram: @busyginakate.
Living in a city where there’s a big underground system, I’ve always been fascinated with everything around it. The neon lights, the tunnels and just the works. Also being getting more serious with my photography for its architecture, reflections and basically what was the idea/concept coming from the architect. I guess I’ll have to make time to travel the world and explore those underground systems. It’s a way of transportation and affordable even if you’re rich or poor which makes it even more interesting. Let’s take a closer look at the work from Nick Frank and the promo he worked on with Canon. Let’s follow Nick while he explored the underground system from Munich, Germany. Promo for Canon's G 7X II. More information: http://www.nickfrank.de.
We wanted to share some of our picks from the beloved Unsplash site filled with free high-resolution photos that you can download and do whatever you want with it. For your next project, mockups; simply go wild with them. The main purpose is to create an opportunity to get you more inspired in your work, as a designer I believe that inspiration comes from everywhere. THE more you're exposed, the more you'll create. This week, we are going with a theme of From Where I Drone. I believe that traveling with the main purpose to wander and explore; together helps immensely to feed your brain at your journey and tremendously contribute at boosting your creativity. What do we all do when you are in a country where you’ve never been before? You look to understand how the people live, the architecture, tourist attractions and everything. Now the question of traveling is what kind of gear are you bringing with you? On my recent trips to Iceland and Berlin, there’s been a lot of thinking and research on what would accommodate the most my needs of video and photography. How about drones? As you can witness in this collection, drones will always give that perspective that you’ll never be able to reach. Image by Chris Karidis Image by Lance Asper Image by Seth Doyle Image by Lance Asper Image by Aaron Burden Image by Renato Sanchez Lozada Image by Sveta Fedarava Image by Martin Ezequiel Sanchez Image by Geran de Klerk Image by Peter Nguyen Image by Toa Heftiba Image by Pablo Garcia Saldaña
Last month Abduzeedo was invited to be part of the launch of a new car company called LYNK & CO. The event took place in Berlin and our chief editor Francois Hoang traveled to Germany to cover the event. While in Berlin, Francois took the time to explore the city, and his passion of photography. He captured some incredible photos of two libraries there. You probably saw one of his photos as the Wallpaper of the Week, but we would love to share more with you. For this project, I recently traveled (October 2016) to Berlin for the launch of a new car company called LYNK & CO. While having an extra day before leaving home, I decided to explore two libraries in the areas of Berlin. I would like to share that all of these pictures are taken with my iPhone 6 and edited with VSCO. Hope you will enjoy! Photography For more photos make sure to follow Francois on INSTAGRAM
As I am trying to be a better photographer, the more I realized how hard it is to go on a path of taking only Black & White pictures. I mean you’re disclosing yourself from so many colours and maybe it is easy to give it a try. But to me, it’s quite a challenge! We are taking a closer look at the work of Bimal Tailor who is a photographer based in London, UK. With what he called: Moody London, we are taken on a little ride around the streets of beautiful London through its tall buildings, reflections, landmarks and very cool perspectives. You should definitely check out his Instagram at @bimalt More information: http://bimaltailor.co.uk.
Moose SS16 is an art direction and photography project shared by Valeria Moreiro, a freelancer art director from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The cool thing about this project is for me the compositions and how they were carefully thought to create the clean style of text overlays and low contrast between text and background. The stones and green leaves are also intended to create a clear relationship with spring and summer. Valeria Moreiro is an Art Director with a strong focus on Branding. Working with a wide variety of media, from 2d/ 3d, to paper crafts and photography sets. For more information check out http://valeriamoreiro.com/ Art direction and photography
We would like to share this Instagram account that has been making a lot of buzz lately. We’ll quite understand why because it is so refreshing and the idea of mixing two of my favourite things in the whole world. Design and Food, more specifically pattern design. Based in Vega, Barcelona; let’s follow their creative journey at making these very colorful images full of richness and combination from different food. This is what that is all about right? Making things with your hands and to stay creative! Make sure to check out and follow their Instagram: @eatingpatterns. Something between pattern design and cooking. More information: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpatterns.
We came across Luis Godinho's beautiful photography on 500px and in particular his shots from India, Thailand and Nepal featuring individuals young and old. I was expressly moved by a shot of a little girl in Jaipur, India titled Olhos Nao Mentem (Eyes Don't Lie). Eyes truly do not lie and are the windows into the soul. Luis clearly has a knack for capturing the emotion of these moments. Be sure to check out his entire portfolio for more beautiful imagery from around the globe. Photography Luís Godinho is a Photographer from Angra Do Heroísmo, Açores, Portugal. For more information check out his beautiful 500px profile at https://500px.com/luisgodinho
It’s a new thing for me to be able to explore a city that you’ve never been to through social media platform. Especially through the eyes of photographers that actively hold superb accounts on their Instagram for example. Instagram is my favourite go-to app on my phone, It’s part of one of four main items on the deck at all times. We would like to feature the work of Kevin Krautgartner with his series called: Reduced to the max. Kevin is a fine art, landscape and architectural photographer based in Wuppertal, Germany. I really love the minimal approach of his style of photography, it’s all about the little details and how do you see things differently. Hope you will enjoy! A photographic journey through contemporary architecture More information: www.kevinkrautgartner.com.
There’s nothing more exciting for anyone to explore an unknown place, city or country. The simple fact of wandering and getting the sense of the place where you’re at and trying to experience its everyday life from the people, architecture and main attractions. Sometimes we would explore and have a specific theme in mind. Let’s take the Neo Hong Kong Series from Zaki Abdelmounim for example. On his recent trip to Hong Kong, Zaki was on a journey to explore this stunning organized chaos with streets covered with neon lights that can just remind you of cult movies like Blade Runner. Hope you’ll enjoy! Hunting for what's left of Hong Kong's iconic neon signs, an essential element of this cityscape's visual culture, covering HK's streets for years with glow, i roamed the dazzling roads aimlessly reminiscing about a dystopian past that only existed in neo-noire cult fiction movies like Blade Runner, trying to burn these lively picturesque streets in my memory before they vanish, all while figuring out how to thrive creatively in this organized chaos. More information via Behance.
Sigh, drones. They are pretty (very) pricey, fragile but they can give you the best vantage point of areas/perspectives that you can’t never ever be reached other than being riding a helicopter or flying like Superman. On the other hand, flying a drone in a very particular place and environment like Iceland; can really take your drone game to a whole new level. Let’s take a look at the work from Vadim Sherbakov and his aerial journey within the Icelandic Landscapes filled with waterfalls, valleys, mountains, landscapes, oceanic cliffs, old glacier, and many other magnificent wonders. As we are planning our trip to Iceland in less than a month, this is definitely inspiring and breathtaking. Vindur is a non-narrative short film shoot with drone in different parts of Iceland. Vindur means wind in Icelandic which is relevant to the way its shoot. So for 3 minutes you will get to enjoy amazing drone footage portraying Icelandic unbelievable landscapes. Beautiful waterfalls, endless valleys, unusual mountain ranges, out of this world landscapes, oceanic cliffs, old glacier, fantastic canyon and many other wonders that makes Iceland so unique and such a blast to shoot using DJI Phantom 3 professional. More information: http://www.madebyvadim.com