The iPhone 4S has an amazing camera for a smartphone. Heck, it’s already the second most popular smartphone camera on Flickr. But how does it hold up for the professional photographer?
As this beautiful testimony by pro photographer and gallery owner Ryan Bolger makes clear, it doesn’t just hold up well… it reinvents photography.
Bolger writes after his first month with the iPhone 4S:
So I’ve been holding out for years. I’ve had an upgrade ever since the original iphone came out & I decided that I was going to wait until the camera was where I wanted it & knew it could be. The iPhone 4S has changed my creative life in a very big way. The App Store has also opened up my eyes to a whole new creative & visual world. The ability to capture, ratify, & share my creative life with a few simple taps has helped me in my quest of trying to make the world a better place through my art.
Within the first week of my new marriage to this phone I took over 2,000 photographs. I’m amazed at the detail & the versatility of the iPhone 4S’s camera. I’ve even used it on some paid client assignments. That’s how much I trust it as a professional photographer.
I just read an article last night that photography was one of the things Steve Jobs aimed to re-invent. As a guy whose life revolves around photography and has since childhood, you’ve already done this Sir. So thank you Steve Jobs and thank you Apple.
That’s lovely, but don’t just take Bolger’s word for it. Check out his Tumblr blog, where the first 250 photos were taken and edited on an iPhone 4S.
You know, it’s true what they say. The best camera is the one you have with you… at least if you have an iPhone 4S.