Sunrise at Blackwattle Bay Working near the newly opened Blackwattle Bay foreshore walkway that links Rozelle Bay and Glebe to the Sydney Fish Market gives this month’s iSnap winner, Anatole Zurrer, ample opportunity to capture stunning views. “The view of Sydney from here is unfamiliar to many Sydneysiders, but is very striking,” says Zurrer. “It is a wide, uninterrupted vista crowned by Sydney Tower. On a clear morning the bay is calm like a lake and the sky is clear blue, with golden sunlight breaking up and silhouetting the skyline. I am born and bred Sydney, so I am biased, but I believe Sydney is the most photogenic city in the world. On this particular morning I felt the balance was just right, so I put my new iPhone 6 to work.” Zurrer has been a keen photographer for 30 years, ﬁnding peace and quiet behind the camera. Although he has invested in DSLR cameras and lenses,
spending a lot of his time tinkering and ﬁnessing large ﬁles in Lightroom and Photoshop, his iPhone has allowed him to engage in extra photography time. “I love it – small and powerful and with an ever-growing herd of photography apps I take lots of photos. Mostly for the web, but also to print. The quality of my iPhone 6 camera is great. I love it and I love the pan mode,” he says. Other than straightening the edges, Zurrer didn’t make any other edits or adjustments. However, when he does edit on his iPhone he uses Snapseed. “It just works on the iPhone better. I am a Mac devotee and use Canon gear and
Epson printers,” he adds. When he’s not working, Zurrer likes to travel and take photographs. “Recently I got to photograph a concert inside the Sydney Opera House and that was a real buzz. I am in the process of slowly commercialising my photography, setting up a website, expanding my stock and getting my head around how and who to sell my work to.” With a passion for capturing Sydney through his lens, Zurrer says he can’t resist the city’s charms. “From the street art on Bondi Beach to Vivid in the CBD, you are spoilt for choice and I can’t resist her charms.”
In iSnap we’re on the lookout for some of the best photographs being taken with iOS devices. Submit your favourite original shots to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to be featured in the online iSnap gallery www.macworld.com.au/isnap. Each month’s winner will win a prize and appear on this page! This month’s prize is a Keep Calm and Selﬁe On Remote by PADACS. PADACS specialises in the design and development of accessories for the iPad and iPhone. Many of us love taking selﬁes, but it can be awkward trying to pose, hold the phone and press the button all at the same time. The new Keep Calm and Selﬁe On Remote by PADACS iPhone mobile accessories, makes easy work of taking the perfect selﬁe or group photo. It uses Bluetooth technology to pair with your iPhone, allowing you to remotely trigger the camera and capture your selﬁe with ease. To see the full range of products visit www.padacs.com.