I’m a photography hound.
Yes, I admit to being a breed of dog when it comes to photography.
I’ve been experimenting with Instagram over the last week. Actually, I’ve been experimenting with iPhone photography since I purchased my iPhone 5 in January. I’m quite pleased with the results.
I’ve been taking photos since and converting them to Instagram, which adds an interesting effect.
They say (the experts) the best camera for photography is the one you carry with you. And I always carry my iPhone with me.
Of course, the iPhone is limited, but there are those times when you just don’t have your camera, so I reach for my iPhone.
And yes, everybody takes Instagram photos. So what is the big deal?
The big deal is to apply photography skills to the iPhone. Take unique photos, strive for originality, and your photos will separate themselves from all the rest.
I try to practice what I preach and make my photos unique every time. Here are some samples of my work:
This photo was taken at a War of 1812 re-enactment at Fort George on the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort George when the British lost to an American invasion.
This photo is of a house in Breezy Point, Queens which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in last October. The picture was taken in early April this year. I was in New York City when the storm hit, documenting it, and couldn’t get to Queens to see the wreckage caused by the fire that wiped out houses at the point. I went back in the spring to survey the damage. Photo by Robin Grant
This house was destroyed by the fire. The houses were a combination of permanent stay and summer houses. The residents still battle red tape with the government to get their homes rebuilt. Photo by Robin Grant.
This is a photo I took of an area of Brooklyn right near the river. The sky was so blue that day, and the graffiti on the wall and truck was so vivid the two together made for an interesting contrast against the cement road. Photo by Robin Grant.
My friend and I were trying to get to our hotel in New Jersey and came across this one just a few doors down. Photo by Robin Grant.
This photo was taken in Montreal on a road trip to Boston. I find I can get great photos when I get lost. Photo by Robin Grant.
I took this photo in the car while lost in Montreal. Photo by Robin Grant.
Another photo taken while lost. Photo by Robin Grant.
This photo was taken in Quebec just outside the Vermont border. The area is a nice stretch of farmland in what is called a protestant hamlet. Photo by Robin Grant.
This is also a picture taken in the Quebec near the Vermont border. Photo by Robin Grant.
This is a photo of Fenway Park from the Green Monster seats in late March. I love everything about Fenway: the loyalty the team inspires in its fans, the history, the money, the pursuit of excellence and even my tour guide’s cheeky Boston accent as he touted the team’s greatness over the Yankees. There is too much to say about it to say it in the caption. Photo by Robin Grant.
This photo is of two Irish musicians playing a little jig at a bar on the Danforth in Toronto. The guy on the left made me ask permission to take his photo. Photo by Robin Grant.
This photo was taken just outside my house in Ottawa during the winter storm in February, 2013. Photo by Robin Grant.
This photo was taken at the re-enactment ceremony at the Battle of Fort George during the War of 1812 last weekend. Photo by Robin Grant.
This is a photo of the Inniskillin winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo by Robin Grant.
This is a photo taken at the Jackson-Triggs winery on Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo by Robin Grant.
This is a photo of Lake Ontario from Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo by Robin Grant.
This is a skittish winery sheep at Frogpond Organic WInery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo by Robin Grant.
Two winery sheep at Frogpond Organic Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo by Robin Grant.
I saw these shaggy- haired Scottish cattle in a field while driving through Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo by Robin Grant.
I met this extremely friendly husky on the street. He was practically jumping out of the car to see me. Photo by Robin Grant.