Following on from last years successful ’24 Mobile Photographers Til Christmas’ series and to celebrate the forthcoming festive season and another year in the timeline of Mobiography I have decided to repeat the series and showcase the work, thoughts and insights of 24 talented mobile photographers. Each featured photographer has inspired and supported me in one way or another during the course of the past 2 years and I will be asking them to offer an insight into their photography, to reflect on their year gone by or plans for the coming year ahead.
Each day until Christmas Eve we will be featuring one photographer in a sort of online advent calendar so to speak.
Today’s featured photographer is Fábio Morbec
The Photo I am Most Proud of is…
2014 was a year of changes. I stopped using Hipstamatic after long time using it. I felt that was time to move forward, to take control of my photos by myself. It is great to have freedom to control exposure and focus, for example, and try others apps. Stopping using Hipstamatic forced me to do post-production (or edition) since I love black & white photography, and consequently, try different apps for post-production (I was not used to edit my Hipsta shots). I like to use Snapseed + VSCO Cam for this process and during sometime this was my workflow. In some point this year, Instagram released an update adding ability to edit photos with some good tools such as highlight and shadows. I practically retired Snaseed and VSCO Cam.
Now I use mostIy ProCamera, PureShot (rarely), contrast by hornbeck (sometimes) and the default Camera app.
This change helped me to realize that post-production is an import step to achieve the result that I have in mind when I shoot some scene. I started to shoot thinking in post-production or, better saying, I started to pre-visualize how a photo should look like before shooting and them I shoot to get that result. That’s why I chose this photo. I was riding a train and there was this strong light. Usually I expose trying to achieve a dark and contrasty mood (that’s why I like contrast by hornbeck) but I was experimenting, trying different things and decided to overexpose and blow up the highlights to emphasize the light in the background. And that’s why this photo is special, it marks the start of a new moment in my photography.