Jeremy Cowart’s Impressive iPhone 6 Photo Shoot

We have gotten to the point now where we expect to see the next outlandish claim about how great the iPhone or any number of smartphone cameras have become. However, I’m posting this video of Jeremy Cowart’s buzz-worthy video shooting with the iPhone 6 to emphasize how much craft is still required to get a great image.

There is a reason that most people’s iPhone photos don’t look like what Jeremy Cowart produced here. [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Video Stabilization Sample

iPhone 6

There are a couple of key new features in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that make it an attractive device for enthusiast mobile photographers.

The iPhone 6 has digital image stabilization for still photos, while the iPhone 6 Plus has the coveted optical image stabilization. Both models sport a feature called “Cinematic Video Stabilization” for video footage. Of course the polished video from Apple’s demos are going to look great; however, waht’s the feature going to look like in everyday videos? [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Might Have 10+MP Camera and f/1.8 Lens

iPhone 5 iSight Camera

Among all the other things Apple has figured out is the camera on the iPhone. I recently switched from an iPhone 5 to the Galaxy Note 3. While it has numerous advantages over the iPhone (for my use), its 13MP camera still lags well behind the iPhone 5 and 5s. It’s not all about the hardware either. Apple does a great job with the image processing and I just get better images out of it than I do any other smartphone I’ve used.

Apple has been stuck on the 8MP camera for three generations now, dating back to the iPhone 4S from 2011. However, the aperture has dropped from f/2.4 in the iPhone 4S/5 to f/2.2 in the iPhone 5S. Apple has clearly demonstrated that 8MP is enough for a smartphone as it has continued to focus on the overall photography experience. [Read more...]