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Superstition Mountain

Discussion in 'Landscapes' started by cpoole, 1 May 2012.

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Is an iPhone better suited to shoot scenes as they really are, or make an art form out of the shot?

Poll closed 8 May 2012.
  1. iPhones can compete with DSLR cameras

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  2. Yes, iPhones are good for scenes as they really appear

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  3. No, but great for the art form by layering the image with app effects

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  1. cpoole

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    I don't know about all of you but I use the heck out of my iPhone. And now with the 4S, it could actually be classified as a camera that could also function as a phone. Pretty cool...

    So, here's the scoop. I am a photographer who typically uses DSLR gear, but I have now discovered that I can get some great results with this thin little phone in my back pocket. Case in point - the attached photo is Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction, AZ photographed by iPhone 4S. HDR Pro was used to make the photo and then slight sharpening and framing in Photoshop added. Superstition Mountain 030312_800.jpg
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    Awesome image!!
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    As you become more enthralled with the image capturing aspects, you may make the transition in thought that you now have a camera that can double as a phone !! It creeps up on you, I haven't used an slr in well, let's just say I know it is around here somewhere. Great image and welcome to the group
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    Beautiful image I wanted to vote in your poll but needed it to read
    Yes, iPhones are good for scenes as they really appear
    AND great for the art form by layering the image with app effects
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    Thanks for your replies. This seems to be a great place to connect and appease our gadget dysfunctions. : )
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    WOW!!! This is gorgeous! Just as beautiful as any DSLR image, IMO. :thumbs:
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    I probably am a different type of "iPhone shooter" than many, based on the various styles I see on the various iPhoneography websites. I am most inspired by pristine landscapes that show detail, texture and light and will use as few filters as possible. And typically, I would have had my Nikon D700 with me for the Superstition Mountain photo. But..., the D700 was in Tennessee and my iPhone was in my back pocket. And that is how the photo came to be. But I was amazed to see what an iPhone 4S is capable of doing under controlled conditions. Post processing was done in Photoshop CS4 and amounted to minor sharpening and then applying the frame.
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    One more quick note here. Some folks envision a concept and then go shoot it. I guess I am weird. I get excited about the capability of a camera and a process and then go test it out to see what it can do. All this being said, if you want to see how the iPhone 4S really did in a landscape setting, take a look at the original photo of Superstition Mountain. Download it thru this link: https://www.box.com/s/ad5d1063ad731a1ac36a
    You will see even more sharpness and detail than is depicted above. And all this means is - we can get into some really cool stuff with these phones. : )
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    Instinct :D
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