Golden hour at the Beach and an iPhone 12 Pro Max

There are a few things that I really love in this life, like the sound of rain, the waves crashing on the beach shore, grabbing a bargain and music. How could I survive without music? But of course as a photographer, nothing beats the golden hour.

Golden hour is that perfect sweet spot for capturing shots, an hour after the sun rises and an hour before the sun sets. It’s hard to catch and it changes everyday, obviously, but as a photographer, nothing beats capturing moments during the golden hour.

You really can capture amazing shots during this time. I’m also really lucky to have such an awesome phone to capture fleeting moments with ease. There’s no need to carry a heavy camera around anymore. That’s why I use the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

My proper camera broke last year – it was heart breaking, so I got the iPhone 12 Pro Max as a temporary fix until I got a new one and I’ll be honest, it’s pretty amazing. It’s so good in fact, I’ve managed to hold off on getting a new camera. Which is great seeing as the cost of living crisis is upon us and I can’t see me being able to get a new camera anytime soon.

What I love most about the camera feature with this phone is that in settings, if you go to format and select the AppleproRAW setting- this ensures you won’t loosed any quality when you zoom in.

You can even take photos in the dark without a flash. The video quality is also pretty high, stunning actually, but I’m sure you’ve seen the ad’s- Although I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to attach it to a drone.

Seeing as I’m running low on funds, this phone and camera has been a total godsend. I’ve been working on my film skills non-stop with it because it’s really convenient to carry with me.

As a photographer I’ll admit it’s kinda of strange standing in front of the camera, influencing and talking about products, but I suppose I’m getting used to it now.

I’d love to start vlogging more but I still struggle with the talking to my phone in public thing. I have gained a little confidence with it this year however- especially when it comes to filming products and it’s all thanks to this amazing phone. Really it was a total bargain. Don’t forget to add me on Instagram for more on my blogging life.

Something else I’ve been eyeing up this year is the camera tripod for the iPhone 12 Pro Max with a shutter button. Imagine the possibilities! #camera_nerd_moment

I’m looking forward to purchasing a new camera next year, (I think I’ve earned it) but with the cost of living crisis and inflation through the roof who knows if I’ll be able to buy one.

I think everyone is looking for a bargain right now, so in the meantime my iPhone is really doing the trick. If you’re considering buying one I’d really recommend it. I’ve had mine for six months now and it’s just fantastic. Everything you could ask for in one handy package.

A quick question for all my bloggers out there, I’d love some camera suggestions, comment below if you have any, they’d be greatly appreciated. What camera do you use?

Anyway, I went to the beach yesterday and it was so cold but really refreshing. It was an impromptu trip with my kids, so I was lucky to catch the golden hour.

I really liked these shots so I thought I’d share them. They inspired me to write a little poem…

Monday Blues

Denim babe with the blues,

Black lace and cigarettes,

She smiles sometimes,

Because deep down she knows,

During those wild phases,

We all get kinda crazy,

In the best possible way,

Like crashing waves,

Pounding at the shore,

Drowning in Monday blues.

Thanks for reading,

Soph.

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