Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Adventures with an iPhone Camera

I'm about to take a 3-day intensive workshop on iPhone Artistry and had the pleasant opportunity to be playful with this new technology before taking the class.  What fascinates me about the iPhone is not the phone and all it's functionality.  Rather it's quite simply the camera.  The new smart phones now have cameras with the capability to surpass even the best of small point-and-shoot or entry to mid-level digital cameras on the market today; and they are getting better every month!

The phenomenal thing about the iPhone camera is that it's not just a camera, but a mobile darkroom that allows one to process in-camera with high quality apps the level of Adobe Creative Suite, without using any computer.  The range and variety of apps is astounding allowing I think much more creative freedom than being tied down to a computer.  So not only is the image capture mobile but the processing is as well; all functions in one.

Below I've included a few of my first images I've captured using an iPhone.  Check out the direct, original capture, followed by a version using apps to process the image directly in-phone/camera.  Again, all without any computer! Granted some apps are in the "cheesy" category and take the image without any processing, but on the flip side there are some pretty amazing mainstream apps that you use in post-production, after taking the image.  So enjoy the few samples below of post-production processing using in-phone/camera apps.


© 2012, Joanne Scherf
© 2012, Joanne Scherf



© 2012, Joanne Scherf


© 2012, Joanne Scherf


© 2012, Joanne Scherf

© 2012, Joanne Scherf

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting. I find that my iPhone takes wonderful photos just like the ones above. Of course, lox and cream cheese should remain pure without any photo editing. It's just wrong to adulterate my favorite Sunday food. The other two become even more pleasing to the eye with the treatment you gave them. Nice post this month!!!

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  2. Thanks...stay tuned for more iPhone images after my workshop. The technology is incredible but as always...composition is king. Even the best technology can't cover up for bad compositions or images without any trace of critical design elements.

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