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iPhone Photography and Green Lenses

We were staying in Sedgefield on the garden route recently which meant long walks on the fabulous beach. Here I had the Lime Lens fisheye lens on the iPhone and the resultant dng file was edited in Lightroom mobile and posted to Instagram, Facebook etc.

We were staying in Sedgefield on the garden route recently which meant long walks on the fabulous beach. Here I had the Lime Lens fisheye lens on the iPhone and the resultant dng file was edited in Lightroom mobile and posted to Instagram, Facebook etc.

As wildlife, travel and conservation photographers, we love the outdoors. Of course, we also love photography but carrying our “proper” photography kit around is not always convenient or practical. Take mountain biking for example: Pat and I enjoy nothing more that bombing around the back roads and trails of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands on our mountain bikes. But to drag a DSLR and lenses along is simply not an option. The same with walks on the beach – this is meant to be chilling… The problem though is that often when you are engaged in these leisure activities a situation pops up that simply has to be photographed and, well, the camera is back at home.

We love mountain biking in the forests around Howick in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This pic was shot RAW on the iPhone 6s, bracketed -1, 0 and +1 and then blended into a HDR image in Lightroom. The Lime Lens fisheye gives the lovely perspective.

We love mountain biking in the forests around Howick in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This pic was shot RAW on the iPhone 6s, bracketed -1, 0 and +1 and then blended into a HDR image in Lightroom. The Lime Lens fisheye gives the lovely perspective.

Enter the iPhone (or any of the other smart phones). Ours can shoot RAW images and we then process these in Lightroom as we would with any other image. The problem is that the lens on the smart phone camera is a little, well, bland. Neither wide nor telephoto and while the pics are really nice, I often wanted something wider. Something more dramatic. I came across Lime Lenses – a wide/close up lens and a super wide fisheye lens that clip onto the iPhone and solve this issue. And man, we’ve been having fun with them!

We were staying in Sedgefield on the garden route recently which meant long walks on the fabulous beach. Here I had the Lime Lens fisheye lens on the iPhone and the resultant dng file was edited in Lightroom mobile and posted to Instagram, Facebook etc.

We were staying in Sedgefield on the garden route recently which meant long walks on the fabulous beach. Here I had the Lime Lens fisheye on the iPhone and the resultant dng file was edited in Lightroom Mobile and posted to Instagram, Facebook etc.

Lime lenses are having a sale. The normal price is around R650-00 and they have them on special for July 2017 at R279-00. But wait. It gets better. If you order them by clicking the link below and using my Instagram handle (@RogerdelaHarpe) as the promo code, you’ll get them for R250-00! Now that’s a good deal. Get your Lime Lenses here.

The Lime Lenses clip into smart phones using a small adaptor that adheres to the phone. Quick and easy to fit, the lenses come in a beautiful little case.

The Lime Lenses clip into smart phones using a small adaptor that adheres to the phone. Quick and easy to fit, the lenses come in a beautiful little case.

This pic was shot with the wide angel/closeup Lime Lens on the iPhone in RAW and cropped square and processed in Adobe Lightroom on my MacBook Pro. For on the go editing, Lightroom mobile is also a very effective eating tool.

This pic was shot with the wide angel/closeup Lime Lens on the iPhone in RAW, cropped square, and processed in Adobe Lightroom on my MacBook Pro. For on the go editing, Lightroom mobile is also a very effective eating tool.

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