8:35. Ten minutes before my dental appointment, I scan some newsfeeds on my iPhone, spotting a post on a new black and white (only) photo app titled Camera Noir.
8:36. I read some positive reviews, and despite there being no wi-fi in the office and poor 4G coverage, I spend $2 and download the app.
8:38. Simple interface, few controls, touch to focus and expose, low-med-high brightness adjustments. Very clean looking.
8:40. Snap a few shots in the waiting room. Hmm, high contrast, nice tones.
8:43. Open Camera Noir image in (my favorite ios image editor), Snapseed to crop and sharpen slightly, save.
8:45. Called in for cleaning by the hygienist. Buzz, scrape, ouch.
9:40. Write this post.
I was impressed with the images and although it’s only been a quick spin, I do like what I see. And if you read some negative reviews on the App Store about it crashing, no such problems here.
An interesting thing to point out is that, subtracting time for the appointment, I discovered and downloaded the app, used it to take some photos, edited the photos, wrote this post and published it, all in about 20 minutes and all from my phone. Amazing.
If you try this app, let me know what you think. If you have some great black and white photos taken with your smartphone, share those too. And don’t forget to floss!!