Photographer ditches her 35mm camera entirely for an iPhone, see her new portfolio here

Photographer ditches her 35mm camera entirely for an iPhone, see her new portfolio here
Leaving your full frame, 35mm camera might seem like an easy decision for someone who takes photos as a hobby, but for a professional photographer it might be a life-changing experience. That’s what the change felt for Kat Sloma who fell in love with an iPod she was given a few years ago, and that ultimately convinced her to move to using only an iPhone for her photographs.

The switch happened nearly 18 months ago, after Sloma had used a 35mm camera for more than ten years. Mobile devices like the iPod first and the iPhone next provided a quick workflow with rich editing apps like Instagram and Snapseed, enough for Sloma to quickly get hooked and discover the world of iPhone camera apps.

"There's a very different experience for me processing photos while sitting at a computer with a mouse than sitting with a phone or a tablet in a comfortable space," she said. "Using my finger or a stylus has that tactile interaction like drawing or painting more so than sitting at a computer."

Now, she takes all of her images on an iPhone, and edits them on an iPad. Moreover, she has built a business of teaching courses on iPhone photography and editing technique.

Good news is that her photography is also getting quickly accepted by the community. Right below, you’d find her new, truly mobile portfolio, and for all her images and courses, feel free to hit the source link as well.


source: Kat Eye Studio via Statesman Journal

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65 Comments

1. engineer-1701d unregistered

wow they look so bad

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Indeed. She's a wannabe painter. Takes photos then edits them in a way that they don't even look like photographs but like some paintings. Why not just paint then? BECAUSE SHE CAN'T HAHHA. ok I can't either...

31. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! Full Instagram of such "photographers"... :D

41. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

@tritinum on insta ..though i use a Galaxy Nexus from 2011 running on 4.4.4 Slimkat (likeaboss)

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I see you are not skipping chance to advertise. :D

62. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

no thank you

34. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Typical iWomen

14. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Please do enlighten us with your artwork. I don't see your name on any PA article except on the comment section.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well the iPhone has the best camera

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

HAHAHAHAHHA. My sister just got an iPhone 5s. And I just compared it's camera to my Z2. Ok, first of all just looking at the display made me laugh. So small and small resolution. Taking pictures is hard because you can't really see what's in the picture :) But anyway that's a different story. So I took a few pictures and after that I LOLled hard. I mean holy jeebus. 8mpx. SRSLY? It's a freaking joke... The images have barely any detail when you zoom fully in. Not to mention that Z2 let's you zoom in a LOT more. Also the colours seemed kinda yellowish to me. Ok I know it's a decent 8mpx snapper. But it has just no way to compete with the Androids and Lumias out there...

30. lionheart97

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

Dude... Wtf?? Iphone has the best camera??... It licks pickles when its compared to sony 20.7 camera... Get your facts right man!!

35. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

To you if Apple makes average products, to you it will be the very best Lmao

51. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

My HTC One M8 with a 4MP camera lacking OIS takes better pictures than the iPhone 5S with an 8MP camera. A 2010 HTC EVO 4G can also take better pictures than the iPhone 5S. Even a 2005 DSLR can take better pictures than the iPhone.

56. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Not true. I think the Iphone cameras are overrated, but they are definitely better than anything HTC has ever done, from Iphone 4 onward. I would wager the Iphone 4 camera is better than the One M8 even, what a crap camera that has. HTC needs to partner with a camera company like Nikon or something like that to make some premium lenses for their next flagship, as the camera is one department they are failing in badly with an otherwise great product.

58. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1774; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Just ignore him, he always forgets to add imo. His comments are never fact just his bias fanboy opinions

50. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yea. And calling someone a professional photographer is laughable when they use a standard 35mm camera. They need at least a DSLR or CMOS camera to be considered professional. Looks like a lot of these photos also just have Instagram filters and such. If I had the time and resources to travel to these locations, I could easily take the same pics if not better on my Nikon D51, but Im not a pro.

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

She did it just to get attention. Jeez. What a jerk.

5. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Switching from a 35mm full frame to any phone is just retarded. She can use the apps on the phone on the pics from the camera...

6. peace247 unregistered

Too much post processing...

9. cireyaj15

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Queen of too much post processing

10. mohammed2222

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

I am ditching my note 3 for a a6000 with sonnar 24mm F1.8 Carl ziess lens. How could someone do that for a full frame. At least she could get rx100iii.

13. SanteriAT

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Those pictures might have been taken with iPhone but there's nothing left of the original picture... Too much editing...

16. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

It's called art.

28. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It's called fart.

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao +1

37. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! With such point of view we can call everything "art"...

45. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yeap, just like Steve jobs, the great thief iArtist.

18. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

How much did Apple pay for this nonsense? Any Chinaphone can produce similar result with those HEAVY post processing

19. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I'd like to see her ditch her full frame camera for those bokeh-laden portraits and landscapes, oh wait......

21. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I agree with most people here and saying that ditching a full frame for a mediocre camera on a smartphone is indeed dumb....there are plenty of post processing aplications available for pc, Mac, android, iOS. But I guess she was just too lazy to use her DSLR and then move the pic to a image editor

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