In the right hands, the iPhone Makes a great camera. And in the wrong hands, even the best DSLR or rangefinder will spit out crap. This is the truth behind the SunTimes/DarkTimes Tumblr, a blog which highlights the terrible photos that the Chicago Sun Times is publishing ever since it fired all its photographers and let the writers snap pictures with their iPhones.
The result is clearly shown above.
You may remember photographer Dan Chung, who shot the Olympics using an iPhone, a pair of binoculars (as a telephoto lens) and a copy of Snapseed. His pictures were spectacular not becasue of his kit, but because of his experience and his eye.
The Chicago Sun Times, on the other hand, has a bunch of writerstaking crappy snapshots as an afterthought to getting the story, which is probably pretty annoying to them too, getting in the way of their real jobs. Imagine that the Sun Times had instead fired all its writers and told the photographers to write the stories and you start to see how absurd this all is.
I hope the SunTimes/DarkTimes Tumblr continues to embarrass the newspaper for a long time to come.