Phone Photography From Fforest

Fforest – for those of you unfamiliar with the Welsh language, the name of the place, Fforest, is only pronounced with an “F” sound rather than a “V” because there are two “F”s in the spelling. There seems more logic to this than spelling phone or photography with a “ph” but then that’s the English language for you!

I have picked out these two scenic views from the area I live because I intend them to take their places at the beginning and end of the StillWalks video I am working on using only my phone. The field recording that will be used was done on my phone as well.

I know that I cannot expect to achieve the same quality as with my DSLR cameras and lenses or the sound kit I normally use, but considering so much web content is viewed on mobile devices these days, I thought it would be worth testing this mobile kit in the context of StillWalks production and make a comparison. So I will be reporting back on this project with my conclusions.

The photos below are the HDR versions from my iPhone 4S. They have also had some adjustments made in Adobe Lightroom.

Phone Fforest Walk - Start

Phone Fforest Walk - End

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  1. I look forward to seeing and hearing the results Alastair. I recorded a sound piece earlier this year for World Listening Day using only my mobile phone and I found it quite a liberating experience. Capturing engaging sound and images is limited only by one’s imagination not by the equipment you use. Good Luck!

    • Thanks. I use the RODE recording app on my phone but I do not have their mic yet. However, I am keen at this stage to keep things as simple and basic as possible in order to assess what can be achieved, particularly by schools where they are using iPads a lot these days. My suspicion is that the results will be fine on a phone or tablet but not so good on a desktop computer or TV screen. We’ll see (and hear)!

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