After I did my video on tips to get the most out of your iPhone camera for client pics, I thought it would be interesting to put two almost identical pictures – one taken with my iPhone, one taken with my real camera – side by side.
Both pictures here are the actual photos in the video, and I decided to post both retouched and the original, straight out of the camera versions of both pictures here. This isn’t really a “Which is better?” thing, because obviously almost any real camera will outperform the iPhone – it’s more to show that the difference between the cameras isn’t really THAT big, and you can get something useable out of an iPhone picture!
I left the pictures enormous (by web standards) so you can really judge them.
The Final Pictures: (I suggest opening them in a new window to see them full size)
The UnRetouched Pictures:
The camera I use (other than my iPhone) is an Olympus OM-D E-M5, a cute little camera that is very small and not threatening – People don’t get nervous the way they might if you were in the salon and whipped out a giant DSLR, which is great. Almost all my photos are done with an Olympus 45mm 1.8 lens.
So what am I trying to say here? Well, obviously a real camera is going to take better pictures than a cell phone, but you can get surprisingly good pictures out of your phone if you know how to use it – and the limitations of your phone can actually be used to your advantage, with all the photo editing apps and filters out there!
I like having my camera, but you can bet that if I didn’t have it I’d still be taking pictures with my iPhone.