Here's what a photographer with an iPhone can do

Here's what a photographer with an iPhone can do
In case you haven't heard, smartphones are one of the most commonly cited reasons for the near extinction of point-and-shoot cameras. Why? Because your phone is always in your pocket, and a dedicated camera is not.

But that's not the only reason smartphones have largely replaced point-and-shoots – the quality of snaps has also gone way up. So much so that a modern flagship smartphone is more than sufficient for the casual photographers among us, and let's be fair – that's most of us. That doesn't mean, however, that professionals don't also call upon their iPhones or Note 4's in times of need. 

One such photographer – Ryan Mcguire – is no stranger to using his iPhone to photograph whatever his whimsical mind is set to. The images are obviously post-processed to varying degrees, but they're still snapped with an otherwise tiny smartphone camera that most of us have trouble snapping anything decent with. That's not at all the case with Mr. Mcguire's shots, which you can view right below. Unfortunately, we can't be sure which exact model of the iPhone was used to take these, but we imagine it's an iPhone 5 or above.

Not bad for a tiny sensor slapped on a tiny phone, right?


source: Tinyography

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37 Comments

1. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

A photographer AND photoshop AND a lot of filters.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

THIS...I mean seriously. How many times do we have to live through this drivel before they realize that we aren't falling for it? I mean their own blind camera comparison showed that the iPhone 6+ lost by a mile to what was considered a "meh" camera. This just goes to show that Apple is all marketing and less substance when it comes to their hardware.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That comparison was rigged. Stop the denial. The iphone is the best camera phone.

30. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

You forgot to add "/s" at the end of your comment ;)

34. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Mxy good yes, best no..maybe u should apply your suggestion to yourself and accept things and stop being in denial.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You can do this with pretty much ANY smartphone. You are an idiot. Go sit in Dark's house in the dark and don't come out. It is amazing what you both will say about an iPhone that other phone scan do. Here let me help you, I can do all that with my phone right from the camera app. No desktop or 3rd party application needed.

23. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Photoshop can make a pizza turns into a hot babe in bikini :p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnvoz91k8hc I demand raw file of all those pictures :P

2. shamrock

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

why can't these people do the same with the excellent android phones in the market? Or is it just that PA is ignoring all those..

7. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

You can, its just that photographers favorite the iphone....

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They probably get paid to do this. Just like Apple had their iWatch placed in fashion magazines and such, this is just their attempt to get more attention to their iPhone and its okay camera.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Real photographers don't use cellphone cameras to take pictures. Only amateurs. The kind of camera photographers use, most iPhone or even Android phone users can't even afford.

10. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Android phones with big & high res sensor can much better. Especially Xperia phone https://www.flickr.com/photos/125751132@N08/ PS: I am not by any means, a photographer

19. RajRicardo

Posts: 483; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Which xperia did you use?? I suppose it's not the Z3.

22. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

It's Z2. Z2 on 4.4.4 kitkat has exactly the same camera algorithm as Z3. Though most of my shots were taken at pre 4.4.4 Here is the comparison. Pics with 4.4.4 were taken 30 minutes after the 4.4.2 http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1425/675/original.jpg http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1425/766/original.jpg

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice work, the cat is beautiful.

14. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Admit it , it's totally s**t.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice work, the cat is beautiful. Take that silliness to one of your fandroid buddies, and leave me alone. Now admit that!

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No just your comment.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's getting to where one can't even enjoy the site, without these bothersome idiots interrupting.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Like how you do on pages that deal with Android products?

4. azhynh

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

I did so much better just by nokia x2 and xperia z and samsung gt-s3653 you can look at my pictures at eyeEm account " azhy N " or i ask PA if they could upload it . How to ask them ?

5. RareCandy

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Apple know best :)

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For themselves.

6. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Some good photos. creative art!

8. whateverr

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

guessing that this photographer has some foot fetish, these are one of the worst feet ever photographed lol besides that, lots of filters, effects, and photoshop cheerz

9. jojon

Posts: 426; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

All quite acceptable, however i assure i can do better with my 1020

13. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

i can do a lot better with my 1520

26. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Unless you're a photographer, probably not. Good photography is more about the skills than the tools.

15. stocklee unregistered

not really impressed about it tbh

17. Nathillien unregistered

Would get better results with Note 4 or Nexus 6 phone any time of day.

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