This photographer shot a whole wedding on an iPhone 6s and the results are marvelous


We love this opportunity to share the masterful and professional results that photographer Sephi Bergerson has accomplished with just an iPhone 6s and a bunch of apps that almost everyone with a smartphone can download. But the only thing more interesting than the beautiful photos are mr. Bergerson's sentiments, which make it clear that his work isn't merely a display of the iPhone's much debated camera qualities, but something much bigger than that.

It doesn't matter if you have an Apple phone, or a Samsung phone, or a HTC phone, or a Microsoft phone. What matters is that this great device that fits in your hand lets you accomplish astonishing photographs, even if you don't have Sephi's talent and years of experience. In fact, the photographer himself said the biggest obstacle in achieving his mission wasn't technology (although he does admit previous iPhone models had certain limitations), but finding a couple that would agree to have its wedding shot with a smartphone. Indeed, he did, and their celebration was the biggest he's ever photographed – it went on for three days in the city of Udaipur, back in November last year!

To capture all the gorgeous decoration and overwhelming excitement, Sephi used an iPhone 6s, along with a hand-held LED light to get proper exposure for night shots (the ISO limit wasn't letting him shoot without motion blur). He composed the scenes not in a documental fashion, but in one that would translate to his artistic vision for post-processing (which has played a very significant part, as you will see in the photos). He used a "very simple workflow" for post-processing, all happening right on the smartphone. He started with Snapseed to correct the contrast, color, and highlights, in addition to adding a vintage filter to some photos. He then moved to Mextures to add "scratches and grit" for a more dramatic look, and finished with face retouching in Facetune. The result gets exported to Instagram, whose filters also end up getting some use.

Although Sephi notes that smartphones won't replace "regular" cameras for the time being, despite their advantages, he considers them "a completely new breed of camera" – one that lets photographers "shoot and process images in the field, free from the burden of running home to our computers". It also lets one instantly try out ideas, see what works and doesn't, and share them on the spot.

Behold Sephi's gorgeous works below, and do check out the rest on the man's website!


Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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53 Comments

1. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

They sound just like BGR

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

you sir, have my upvote.

9. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

^^ True

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I hope that photographer charged $15.00 & not some crazy $400.00+ dollars...

13. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Photographers I know charge thousands for a wedding.

19. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Just because he used a phone? What about the talent, the creativity, and the effort to produce the final version?

32. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Imagine that talent, creativity, and effort put to use with a larger sensor camera. Imagine portraits that actually flatter the features of the couple getting married rather than distort their faces with a wide angle lens. Imagine shots where the couple is perfectly in focus, with the background beautifully blurred. There are physical limitations to shooting with a phone, you know. The only good portraits he's going to be able to give them are environmental portraits, where the scene is as important as the couple -- not what you want for all of your wedding photos.

23. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

how phonearena has received money for this infomercial?

30. Predator-X

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2016

Via apples bank account

62. aajynqzz

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

$400? Photographers charge ten times more than that...

12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

You didn't know that they're cousins?

29. Predator-X

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2016

Another article full of lies.. This site us just ridiculous!! Make me gag! Puke!

48. engineer-1701d unregistered

are they kidding the pics look horrible i mean bad like bad bad, i would be pissed if i payed a guy for photos of wedding and he used dslr and iphone or android or any phone for that

63. kdqsa1

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 21, 2015

I totally agree... The colors of the pics are so bad and nothing special for a mobile shooting. I wouldn't pay for a photographer to shoot my wedding with his own mobile. He should use a professional camera to get pics with more lights and colors for moments that would not be repeated.

2. Macky

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 02, 2016

Z5 could have produced better results than than or Note 4 or Lumia 1320 or Sam... *sigh*

14. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yep, I have a Sony Z3V and have found when shooting manual you can really take advantage of those extra pixels on a larger sensor. I can print larger than 8 x 10, something I've never been able to do from a phone before.

37. igorb81

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Absolutely agree. You can get same results with Galaxy S4 for that matter. I have done similar. I wouldn't pay this photographer $50 for these crappy pix. Yuck. I would never accept anything less than top notch DSLR with top notch lense for my wedding photos. What is this world coming to? Pathetic.

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

hell the htc m8 could have done better

51. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Nope, has to be an Xperia Z1 and later, they have a larger 1/2.3" sensor, the same or similar to the ones Sony actually crams into it point and shoots. But it has to be manual mode, crank it to 20 megapixels and drop the ISO all the Sony fanboys who scream you have to shoot manual in the camera comparisons were right. I had a Note 3 and Note 4 the Note 4 was damn epic, but this Z3V can print much larger, can't beat that larger sensor and bigger lens.

5. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Looool I do hope the bride and groom does have an actual photographer using a dslr aswell and this iPhone 6 camera guy is just an experiment.

6. baskar1086

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 17, 2015

Really good!!! Mobile Phone photography at the next level No matter is it an iPhone or a galaxy or a Sony Xperia z5 this kind of the things will b the future

7. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

It was enough to see the 3 pictures to determine my own conclusion: the pictures are merely average and absolutely normal for a smartphone. I seriously doubt they would be better with other phones but definitely not worse. I would never use the phone for night time / indoor pictures without a good flashlight, and for sure not on a wedding where there are so many people moving constantly. Outside pictures with a smartphone for a wedding would be great for sure. but during the night, too much noise and motion-blur.

34. TerryTerius unregistered

Pretty much this. Given how close the camera capabilities are for several phones on the market, this is one of those scenarios where the person taking the picture is more relevant than the equipment.

8. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

This event and this photographer are payed by Apple for sure. If any photographer come to shoot my event with ANY phone i would beat him :D. Btw i think that iPhone is the best phone in the market right now

16. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Hmm sure it was nice but other flagships with equally great cameras could had been mentioned. Ex: Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Xperia Z5 and others!

17. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

He is probably a 3rd class photographer , as real pro photographer never uses a cheap phone for photography . They have 2000$ cameras .

35. TerryTerius unregistered

They never said he was the official wedding photographer, they only said he used his phone to take pictures at the wedding. And honestly, $2000 is nowhere near the cost of an actual professional grade camera. I've been a model for years, and I've worked behind the camera as frequently as I have in front of it. Two grand will net you a lower-mid tier camera. And you use whatever is available to you at the time. Most photographers don't carry their DSLR's around at all times.

18. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Try shooting it with a high-end Lumia phone. The result will be better with higher clarity, and that's what real photography should be!

27. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Amen......

21. Blest42188

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

Im really saying this from a neutral ground because I actually like the iPhone after having one for a week but..these are very average pics.

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