Working with iPad only (part 1)

In my continuing project to try and use only iPad instead of the laptop (MacBook) for everything I need to do (writing blogposts, importing and editing pictures, etc) I today bought a Apple Magic Keyboard, and an Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader adapter.

The keyboard is very nice to write on. Using it to write this post on the iPad mini.The keys are full size, so I find it very fast to type on it. After also learning some keyboard shortcuts it’s even better.iuThe Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader cable also works fine. Something I didn’t consider though is that it doesn’t enable you to import RAW files directly from the card. To do that you need a Camera Connection Kit, and connect the iPad directly to the camera if I understand it correctly. Still I can import the JPG’s into the Photos App, and then import them into Lightroom Mobile. I cannot import directly into Lightroom from the card, which would have been ideal. Still I think it’s workable. I can always delete the pictures from Photos after the import to Lightroom if I want.

One problem regarding the photos workflow is that I need to keep the all photos on the SD Card until I can import them on a computer later. If I am out traveling for a few day, and only want to bring the IPad, I am not sure if it’s enough with one 32 GB SD Card in this case. Probably need at least one more depending on how long I am gone.

The editing in Lightroom Mobile is pretty OK though. I think I can manage with that. I would miss my Silver Efex and Color Efex plugins though.

But anyways, small steps forward. Maybe one day there’ll be direct RAW import from SD-card into Lightroom Mobile.

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A photosession in a cold Stockholm

A couple of days ago I was asked if I could take a few portraits of a friend of mine. She wanted some new pictures of herself. Maybe to use as profile picture and such.

I am not very experienced in photoing people like that. It’s one thing to be out in the streets taking photos of strangers in different situations. But quiet different to for example take good portraits. But I like when I get the opportunity to learn by doing. Most people I know, don’t like to be photographed. So not much training there.

We went out for a little while. It was a bit cold and wet, so we didn’t keep on for too long. But got a few pictures. This one here I processed a bit afterwards in Silver Efex Pro and Lightroom.

Using radial filters in Lightroom

For this picture, also taken in Gothenburg this week, I used some Radial Filters in Lightroom too keep the light as it were inside the oval, and darken everything else. To make it a little more natural I used some more radial filter instances in front of the Tram. No color is added in Lightroom. It is what came out of the camera (Leica Q). Just did some adjustments to exposure, contrast, highlights and shadows.

Click on the picture to see a larger version on my Flickr page.

Tram in Gothenburg, Sweden