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Apps I Can't Live Without

Let's face it - our mobile phones are more important than we would like to admit. I look at my phone as soon as I wake up, throughout the day and before I go to sleep. Here are my favorite apps that I use on a daily basis. 

Google Drive - Create, share and keep all your stuff in one place. It's great for uploading and downloading files from wherever you are. I personally prefer using the Google Drive rather than Dropbox and iCloud because its integrated with my Gmail account and integrates nicely with other apps.

Platform(s): Android , iOS

Paypal - I use the Paypal app to send and receive money either to or from friends and family. You can make payments in stores or online, make donations, as well as manage bank and payment card information.

Platform(s): Android , iOS

Spotify Premium - I'm constantly listening to music and love discovering new genres and artists. Spotify Premium allows you to download music, listen to music ad-free, share playlists, play any song and my favorite feature -- it gives you unlimited skips. 

Platform(s): Android , iOS

Light Meter - If you shoot film like me you'll know how important it is to use a light meter and get properly exposed photos. Do light meter apps actually work? Absolutely, but they work within the limits of what the phone camera allows. Occasionally, I forget my light meter and this is option B when that happens.

Platform(s): iOS

Unfold - By far my favorite app for Instagram stories. It allows you to create beautiful and engaging stories with easy-to-use templates. The templates give you the option of using different layouts, texts, images or videos.

Platform(s): Android , iOS

VSCO - There are a lot of great photo editing applications out there. I personally choose to use VSCO because I've used it for quite some time and its great for turning simple iPhone photos into great snapshots. The VSCO app has several presets to use for free and for purchase. The app also features an explore option that allows you to follow, post photos, and discover new artists. I will eventually post a more in-depth use and review of the app. 

Platform(s): Android , iOS

Summer (so far) on Polaroid Film

Summer is here. 

Ah, yes the sun is out, and it is once again that time of year to pack your bathing suit, sunscreen, and head to the beach. 

If you have any questions about the camera, the film or would like to see tips on shooting in general - write in the comments below!  

All of the shots above were taken with Polaroid Original 600 film with Rose Gold Borders

NYC Street Photography - Fujifilm C200
Street photography, also sometimes called candid photography, is photography conducted for art or enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places.

A few weeks ago, my friend Chris and I walked around NYC while I tested a $10 thrifted camera. Here are my shots from that day.

All photos were taken with a Canon AF35 with Fujifilm C200 Color film

Venice Beach Skatepark - Kodak T-MAX 400

Venice Beach was one of my favorite spots to hangout in Los Angeles. It's known for its mix of funky shops, colorful murals, and live acts. I had a limited amount of time to explore but here are a few shots I took at the Venice Beach Skatepark.

All photos were taken with a Canon AE1 Program with Kodak T-Max 400 Black and White Film

Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
Lorenzo Mitil - Venice Beach Skatepark
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