My iphone is a smart photographer…
I love my iphone camera. While the sensor is hardly bigger than the tip of my pinky finger, and the photo quality, from a purely technical perspective, delivers a pittance of the beauty I get from my Nikon D700, this little camera forces me to think more about lighting and timing in my portraits and color and composition in my landscapes. It also has the benefit of some really fun photo apps to inspire shooting in a way my big DSLR could never do. Case in point- an app called Pro HDR, by eyeApps LLC. A very cool little app that takes multiple exposures and combines them to one image. This increases the dynamic range (lights and darks) of your photographs and can create some really dramatic images. Below are a few fun ones; landscapes, portraits, Vermont countryside, etc.
I probably won’t be pulling out my iphone at my next wedding gig, but the practice it gives me as a photographer on a daily basis is invaluable. Famed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said once, “a picture is good or not from the moment is was caught in the iphone.” Well,..he said “camera”, but it holds true.
* Some awesome spring wedding posts coming soon!
- Olive Arthur in the raised beds
— Posted on June 2, 2011 at 7:02 am