Street scenes with Camera Noir

I posted last week about a new iPhone app named Camera Noir, a black and white shooter with limited controls but nice output.

On a trip through Boston, I tried it a few more times and came up with these, some of which were edited with Snapseed.





(Lightleak added in Snapseed)

My only complaint is that the images tend to be very high contrast, despite a High-Medium-Low control. I’ve found the way to accommodate this is to tap on a dark area in the scene before shooting, which locks in exposure, (brightening the scene acceptably), and also locks in the focus. The downside of that move is what happens when you want to focus elsewhere but need to lock in the exposure in the dark area? That can be a bit of a challenge.

Overall though, not a bad little shooting app. I give it “4Guys”, (on a scale of 5)!

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8 Responses to Street scenes with Camera Noir

  1. Rodney says:

    Looks like a nice little street photographer’s assistance. Black and whites tend to look better with more contrast I feel, so maybe that is why it is designed that way? Would be nice to control it better though. Maybe the Camera Noir 2 will be better controlled?

    • Ed Spadoni says:

      I think you’re right Rodney – they probably souped up the contrast intentionally. Nothing bad about it, as long as that’s the look your going for. Thanks, Ed.

  2. RMW says:

    I especially like the tonal ranges in the 4th one down…. guy standing in doorway.

  3. Rob says:

    Nice job!

  4. John says:

    Very cool. I just purchased it … 🙂

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