We made an unplanned stop at one of my favorite markets on Sunday, Russo’s of Watertown, Massachusetts. It’s a large indoor market that carries every imaginable type of produce, flowers, and specialty items, has an enticing bakery and garden shop. If you’re a “foodie” it’s heaven, and if you’re a photog, it’s pretty attractive too, due to all the colors and shapes, the people and the energy. But on this unexpected trip, I had merely my iPhone 4. It’s tiny sensor does well in bright scenes but interiors can be iffy. On the other hand, there’s nothing better for inconspicuous shooting. All of these photos came from that iPhone and were edited either on iPhoto on my iPad or in Picasa.
Not bad considering the alternative would have been no photos at all. What’s your take on camera phones? Love them? Hate them? Share your thoughts. Do you regularly take photos with your smartphone? Send us your best and we’ll post them in these pages. And thanks for visiting.
I’d venture to say the Iphone camera is the most used camera of all time. Many I know use nothing else. Considering the size of the camera itself it is pretty amazing what can come out of it. I believe most, however, never render the shots in print form but share them on the Internet or between phone users. There won’t be much history left from this approach 10-15-20 years down the line. That is a little disturbing to me. I have historical family photos taken with Brownie cameras a good part of a century ago. It makes one think.
But as you say, it’s there in your pocket or purse when stuff happens.
Oh, by the way. I have seen add-on lenses advertised for phone cameras that allow wide angle and some telephoto. Has anyone used one of those?
I never thought of that Prentis, but you’re right, especially when so many iPhone images are immediately shared in social communities, and may never even make it to a hard drive! I bought a macro and wide angle lens for the iPhone and have had remarkable results. Stay tuned.
Wow Ed. I don’t personally have an Iphone, just a simple phone that can take photos, but nothing like these. I am amazed and impressed at what a phone can do. Wonder what will be here in 100 years that we don’t know about.. SLR may be so antiquish, nobody uses them anymore? interesting and sad to think about. Either way, I enjoy ALL photos no matter what device took them. If you don’t tell what device you use, some people wouldn’t even know. The important thing is the photo itself, not how it go to paper or online as the case may be. Thanks for sharing.
P.S. A coworker has a fish eye app on their phone! Not sure how good those photos turn out, but still fascinating that it is an option.