haha…I put ears in my ears…what…
Yes they do. The guy on the right would look good with the Beats Solo in Red.
The guy on the left should have NightHawk Carbon.
And for those who know how they work, you know why mine died of starvation.
Sorry for the very amateurish question but how would I go about getting a decent photo with the iem’s being the focus of the picture and the background out of focus. Is this possible with an iPhone 6 and the photography skills of an amoeba.
In my experience the little sensors on phone cameras have too much depth of field to get great background blur. Since you’re looking at photographing something small, you could try a clip on macro lens and then get really close to the IEMs. It will probably be tough to get the whole pair in focus with a macro lens though. Alternately you could try a clip on telephoto lens which should reduce your depth of field as well.
Alternately, you could try lighting your scene so that only the IEMs are well lit. This would give you nice background separation but without the blur.
Lastly, if you don’t mind losing the background environment completely, you can pretty easily build a DIY lightbox which is great for product photos, though better suited for catalogs than social media
Thank you very much for the information. And thanks for keeping it simple. It would seem like it’s going to be difficult to take half decent shots with a camera phone. I shall try.
It’s to basically to take a few decent shots of my U18t’s for my review. But it’s a struggle. I shall try in macro mode and faff around with lighting.
As @pwjazz says, this is tough to do with phone cameras.
One additional tip is to compose the scene with as much separation (distance) between the primary subject (the IEMs in this case) and the background as you can. This can be a bit contrived, but it helps when combined with the tips @pwjazz provided.
Lighting is important when using phone cameras as well. What seems bright to one’s eye is, if indoors, almost always actually a “low light” situation for the camera (even with all your lights turned on).
Thank you, as always for your advice. It’s much appreciated.
@prfallon69, try fixing the IEMs to a stick that is taped to your phone, which would hold the IEMs stable at the correct distance, then spin around in circles while taking the photo, that should give you background blur
I was just at the point of spinning when I realised you were joking. . /s
I’ve got the iPhone 6+, and don’t think you can do it well. By the time you get to the 10, Apple has been working on the camera to let you play with depth of field. If you get a regular digital camera, even a point and shoot, you are often able to choose shutter or aperature priority so you can begin to attack depth of field.
This used to be something you can’t get away from back in the film days.
Thank you for the advice @pennstac.
This article shows a kludge that might help.
Once you get to a twin-camera phone, they simulate depth of field with a slider.
Thanks. That’s a good bit of information. I like the 3.5mm I/O that I have on my iPhone 6 as I am an iPhone user. I am not thinking of upgrading. I don’t know what I will do when I have to eventually. It’s ridiculous that they’ve phased it out. I am still mad at them. Though I don’t really use it much. BUT THATS NOT THE POINT. .
I am with you there. That 3.5mm supported stereo out AND a microphone. I really don’t want to have to use a cheap DAC dongle to listen to wired headphones. And I DO have some IEMs that I will listen to through the audio out with no extra hardware - Not only the Sennheiser IE40 PRO, but the 1MORE triple drivers - with mic. And a few others. Yes, 1MORE sells a lightning version, but really, why do I want to buy them?
But there’s no point in grousing about it. Apple will do what they will do. Heck, they even discontinued the SE/30 Macintosh.