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February 4, 2015

Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb

Words + Photos: Griffin Lamb

Griffin Lamb is one of our favorite adventure photographers, so you can only imagine how stoked we were to have him take a prototype of the Moment Case with him on a weekend adventure. There is no better way to field test this product than capturing epic Pacific Northwest landscapes.

Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb

Griffin Lamb – Seattle, WA

Griffin is a freelance photographer that specializes in landscape, lifestyle, and portraiture. Located in the Pacific Northwest, Griffin’s access to the beautiful scenery of Washington has greatly influenced his style as a photographer.

Shooting on iPhone 6 + Moment Case + Moment Lenses

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A Day in the Cascades

Every great adventure begins with getting away from the noise and chaos of life. To get the adventure started Griffin packed up his car and left the city and all of the traffic for the solitude of the mountains.

The weather conditions on the way to the Cascades (and when I arrived) were absolutely perfect. Low hanging fog and cloudy skies created a light that allowed me to shoot without fear of having over-exposed images. On the way to the Diablo Lake overlook, I stumbled upon a boat house resting peacefully in the water. The reflection was perfectly calm, and with the mountains towering to the top of the frame, I was able to capture some breathtaking scale shots with the Moment Wide lens. I always leave the North Cascades in awe of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Saturday was no exception.” – Griffin

Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb
Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb

The Feel Of The Case

We really spent our time making sure that the shape and form of the case feels good in your hand while shooting, yet is still slim enough to fit in your pocket for everyday use

“It is hard to really put this into words, but the Moment case just feels like it is meant to be on the iPhone 6. The shutter button makes it feel like I am taking photographs with my DSLR, but unlike a big, bulky camera, once I am done shooting with it, I can actually fit it in my pocket. For me, that is good news, because now when I am hiking, I will not feel as obligated to have my DSLR in hand at all times.” – Griffin

Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb

High Resolution Images with TIFF

A big feature we wanted to build into the Moment App was the ability to capture in TIFF mode, enabling the highest resolution capture possible with your iPhone. This is something that the native camera app doesn’t allow.

“The case /app ability to shoot in TIFF format came as the biggest surprise. Most of my iPhone images, once they are fully edited, end up being very compressed. This makes it hard to put iPhone imagery on my website or sell them as prints. But with the TIFF capabilities on the Moment case, I am able to capture high-resolution photographs that can easily be stretched into a canvas or placed on my website portfolio.” – Griffin

Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb
Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb

The Shutter Button

When we designed the Moment Case, we wanted to bring the traditional gesture of taking a picture back to mobile photography. We also knew we had a massive opportunity to improve the way people take pictures with their phones, and make the process faster than ever before. But the true magic is in the software, we designed our own custom electronics to make the system incredibly snappy and responsive.

“I loved the auto-focus and auto-exposure function. Reminiscent to a DSLR, a half-click on the case’s shutter button results in adjustments to the focus and exposure of the image. Once you have the adjustments that you like most, all you have to do is hold down the shutter button to capture the photograph. I tested this feature a lot, to see how “good” it was at balancing the whites from the blacks, and I was thoroughly impressed.” – Griffin

Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb
Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb
Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb
Moment Case Review: Griffin Lamb