iPhone Photography Thread

Given the emphasis Apple places on the iPhone camera, I thought it might be interesting to have a thread where Mac Power Users could post examples of pics they’ve taken on iOS devices.

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I got some fairly nice pictures with my phone on a recent visit to Carlsbad Caverns.

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I was a bit disappointed that I wouldn’t quite have my new iPhone XS in time for this trip (it really would have benefited from its HDR improvements) but I think my iPhone 7’s camera acquitted itself surprisingly well. This was my first time using any photo editing tools beyond the Photos app on iOS. Inspired by The Sweet Setup’s mobile photography course, I used the Darkroom app to try to balance out the shadows and the brighter parts of the images.

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I was out looking at trees in the park last weekend as we’re looking for something for our house, and every time the iPhone 6 showed HDR I thought, “I wish I had an XS!”

Anyway, with good lighting the photos are great quality, with bad lighting they’re a bit meh.

Sadly this tree is a bit big for the garden.

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Love this thread already :muscle:t2:

I work as a freelance photographer using both DSLR & my iPhone, depending on the type of photo assignment.
I do, however, prefer my iPhone 7 Plus - it’s a bigger challenge to get the perfect shot, which is part of the fun :smiley:

This was taken a couple of years ago with my old iPhone 6 Plus

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These were taken with my iPhone 7 Plus in the last year

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I recentry have taken this picture … !
I have taken this with an iPhone X and Halide in RAW format . This is exported version due to size :wink:

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Standing in the middle of a stream in the White Mountains. iPhone X camera.

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I‘m all new to the Xs max and I made just a few pictures yet, but I noticed really bad artefacts on some of the portraits. Do you get those too? (I don’t want to post the examples here because of the people on it, sorry.)

Taken a few years ago with my iPhone 5s with HDR.I’m thinking of upgrading my 7 Plus to an Xs Max to get back to serious iPhone photography!

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iPhone 7 Plus with Lightroom CC Pro camera setting White Balance at cloudy to keep it from ‘fixing’ it for me because it really was golden!
this one of my hubby using iPhone7 Plus portrait mode!

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I love this thread – it inspires me to try and take better photos with my phone! Here’s one of Henry when I was trying out portrait mode.

PS - anyone checked out the Sweet Setup’s mobile photography course that just dropped?

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Yep. I’ve got it. It was very worthwhile for me. The course does talk some about taking photos, but overall it’s slanated towards teaching you how to edit photos on iOS. Photo editing is an area I didn’t really have much experience with, so that stuff was very useful for me. YMMV.

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I was in Rome last week on a business trip and took this picture at Fontana di Trevi, in the middle of the night at 3:30a. I was alone with two Italian police men protecting the monument :wink:

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All of mine are unretouched direct out of the phone.

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Ginny coming up for a scratch. iPhone 5s

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Lambs in Orchard iPhone 5s

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison iPhone 5s

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Wide Load iPhone 8

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Taken on iPhone 4 in Yosemite Valley, straight from the camera:

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This was taken on my XS in Halide, slight editing in Darkroom, from my walk to work this morning. Love the Smart HDR feature.
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I will join the XS club tomorrow and I can‘t wait to join back into (semi)serious photography!

I still have a Canon Rebel from 2007 and I started drooling over the new upcoming EOS:R, but I figured the XS is cheaper :wink:

Speaking of DSLRs: Is a camera connection cable (lightning to USB) worth buying if I want to keep taking pics with my old camera?

Chris thanks for starting this thread.

It is encouraging to see the images. I planning to add a niche raised bed and contaniner gardening site. My new Max will be my primary recording tool. I’ll probably set it up on a monpod… The stick is as much to support me as the camera.

I have found tablet mounts and will make or buy one for the phone. I want to set it up to tie in with my quick release head on the monopod.

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I have one and always use it when out and about. It transfers pics quickly to the phone and into iCloud for syncing everywhere else.
Plus lets you share those photos immediately.

I just picked one up to transfer photos from my dSLR to an iPad. It worked perfectly to get photos from a Nikon D700 into my iPad for eventual editing in Lightroom CC and syncing to my main photo machine back home.

If I connect the camera to the iPad through the adapter I can transfer photos with no additional hardware; the camera provides enough power to transfer the files. If, however, I want to use my USB3 Compact Flash card reader (faster transfer) I need to make sure I plug in a Lightning cord connected to an AC charger or there isn’t enough current available to run the reader.

The USB camera adapter provides more flexibility than the SD adapter but the latter might be a simpler option one’s camera uses SD cards.

Thanks for your impressions, I guess I will get a USB/lightning camera cable since my old camera still uses CF and I don‘t want additional hassle with power supplies.

The XS Max arrived today, but I am still at work… can‘t wait…