The official iPhoneography Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Terrytori, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    OK... I'm stepping out of the closet.


    I'm passionate about photography and I've been smitten with the iPhone Camera.

    The day may arrive when a great camera and a great phone share the same real estate but that day is
    not yet here.

    The iPhone, by all serious photographic standards, pretty much blows as a camera. Still, I have be taken by its' charms... a significant one being that it is the most portable of all my boxes, and therefore can almost always be found in one of my pockets.

    Perhaps the biggest of it's charms is the very thing that most consider its' greatest weakness... the fact that it is not a very serious camera. I often think that I get too serious about taking pictures. The iPhone tends to lighten me up a whole bunch. I seem to have fun with it the way i did when i was banging off images with my old Polaroid SX 70, which like the iPhone has some serious limitations.

    As i become more acquainted with the iPone camera, i find myself exploiting the camera's weaknesses... hopefully for good. This includes sharpening the images a great deal ... thus exaggerating the grain and making the whole image feel like severely pushed film. I think is it possible to get some wonderful, painterly results with the thing.

    So here are a bunch of shots I've taken with the thing.

    If you've got images you like, taken with your iPhone, or perhaps techniques for using the thing, post 'em up

    I know I'm the not the only fan out here.

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  2. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    Nice shots there. I'll have to look if I ever took anything notable with my phone - most of them fall into the "Dude, check this out!" category.
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  3. Flood

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    I like my iPhone camera. Makes me shoot lots more again.

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  4. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    What a lovely image.
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  5. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    If it wasn't for having my iPhone with me I would have never got this shot.
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  6. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    Part of my job is photography and we use Canon's and Nikon cameras. For pretty much everything else I use the iPhone. I have the 4s. Just too convenient. Right now I'm sitting in the airport in SF, can shoot upload to my smugmug account using smugshots , also can text and e-mail pics immediately and editing capabilities are available. And post on the Internet!

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    Ok it's a work in progress. Got it third times da charm. Thanks Baldy for the site(s)!
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  7. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    From an hour ago

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  8. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    It likes working close up.

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  9. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

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    Another test -Joe the vice president!

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  10. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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  11. milq

    milq Been here awhile

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    Beats me if this one's actually any good or not, but I liked it.

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  12. chassmash

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    Last week on a ride- believe it or not 2 minutes after this photo was take the bike toppled over after a gust of wind and fell in the mud- no damage luckily




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  13. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    I'm loving the layers in this.
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  14. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    any effects were done on the phone with camera +.

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  15. Verbal

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  16. Loud Al

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  17. syntec4

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    The lens from an old DVD drive held over the iPhone lens.

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    And if I didn't have my phone with me, I would have missed this on a museum trip.

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  18. Barnstormer

    Barnstormer Polar Bear Wrangler

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  19. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Nice K5 Blazer shot while in motion on my 4S...

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  20. runpasthefence

    runpasthefence Been here awhile

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