Shooting with just an iPhone

I recently took a trip to the Caribbean with my wonderful wife. We had an amazing time! The one regret? I lugged my Canon 7D, three of my pro lenses, and a bunch of batteries and CF cards with me. Why is that a problem you ask? Because I did not use them... not once. It was a vacation not a photo excursion. So what did I use to photograph the trip? My iPhone 7 Plus. I used the built in camera app, and Lightroom's HDR+RAW feature for almost everything. 

After snorkeling at one of the top 10 beaches in the world, it was pretty cool to be able to edit and review these shots to completion right there on my phone. Would I use the iPhone for studio, no. Would I use it for commercial work? No. Will I be taking my DSLR to Ireland next year? No. 

Apple released a series of videos detailing the use of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for photography, going over the basics, but also covering some cool tricks. Here are some of them:

Like they say, the best camera is the one you have on you. 

Joseph Blake