I have taken photographs with iPhones almost from when they were first introduced to the market. My first iPhone was a 3gs. I have since had the 4s, 6s and currently have the 11pro. The cameras have got substantially better over time but they still have a huge amount of limitations when compared to my Canon DSLR and the range of lenses that I have. That said, I love having the availability of the iPhone camera neatly tucked into my pocket. It’s convenient, ultra portable, you can make great videos with it these days and it will take a great photograph.
If you think about the limitations of some of the early cameras in history and how people were still able to make compelling photographs with them, then you compare those old cameras to the camera on the iPhone, you quickly realise that it is just a bit of kit. Any kit with decent functionality will serve you well if you use it in the right way, regardless of its limitation. The principles of photography remain the same. Good colour use, balance, negative space, grouping of elements, leading lines, use of contrasts, rule of thirds etc. If you understand the fundamentals of photography, you can still make interesting images with an iPhone camera. I made a YouTube video about this subject which you can view. Link here… DSLR v’s iPhone – Photography
Below are a collection of some of my favourite photographs that I have captured with the various iphones I have had over the years.
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