Dan Chung is an accomplished photojournalist with the Guardian of London. He has photographed in Iraq during the war, Indonesia after the tsunami and Pakistan following the earthquake. And like so many others, Dan is covering the Olympics and posting photos daily to his blog. What makes Dan’s photos special in my book, is that he is using an iPhone 4s, Schneider Optics lenses and Canon binoculars. And his results are fantastic.
The top photo of USA gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas was taken using his binoculars, and the flag image above was captured with his Schneider fisheye lens. Dan also uses Nik’s Snapseed Iphone app, (one of my favorites), for editing his images.
Dan used his binoculars to capture this Korean archer. If you look closely you can actually see the arrow as it leaves the bow. Not bad for a smartphone camera!
My takeaways from Dan’s work is that with an eye for a good shot, some ingenuity (binoculars!), and an effort to be in the right place at the right time, the camera becomes the least important part of the process.
Please enjoy more of Dan’s Olympic photography on his blog, which he updates regularly.
Have a great weekend.