Mobile Photography

Photos from the New iPhone X

I admit it.  I'm a huge Apple fanboy.  I have loved Apple's products ever since I purchased an iPod many years ago.  I subsequently purchased the first iPhone and have purchased the new iPhone every year since.  It's become a yearly holiday for me; "iPhone Day."  I'm not just an Apple Fanboy.  I happen to also be a huge fan of all technology.  Although Apple is my favorite I actually own the Samsung Galaxy S8+ as well which I love.  I will spare you the details on my love for all gadgets and get on with my thoughts of the new iPhone X's camera.  

Each year Apple releases a new iPhone with an improved camera and this year was no exception. Like previous iPhone Plus models the X features dual real cameras.  However, the X features a zoom lens that includes image stabilization and handles low light shots better.  The wide angle lens features an f/1.8 aperture while the telephoto lens features an f/2.4 aperture.  

Apple has also added new Portrait Lighting modes in iOS for the X as well as the iPhone 8 models.  These modes have been extremely fun to shoot with.  The front facing camera now features portrait mode and utilizes the Portrait Lighting modes as well. 

As with other iPhones the camera is an absolute joy to use.  The quality of the photos are very good and it's always with me.  A common saying in photography is that the best camera is the one you have with you.  Below are some more shots using the camera on the iPhone X.  

iPhone X wide angle lens 

Test Driving the Camera on the iPhone 7 Plus

Test Driving the Camera on the iPhone 7 Plus

Purchasing the new iPhone as become a yearly event/holiday for me.  When I first purchased the original iPhone many years ago I never envisioned that I would be using it for photography.  The camera in the first device was mediocore at best.  The cameras on mobile devices just keep getting better and better.  There's also now a plethora of editing and processing apps to choose from.  It's amazing how we can now use mobile devices as our main camera, photo processor and photo sharing utility. 

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Hipstamatic

I absolutely love my mirror-less and DSLR cameras but I also love taking photos with my iPhone 6 Plus.  Its camera only sports an 8MP sensor but it definitely packs a big punch.  I also always carry around with a Sony RX100 M3 camera that has a 20mp sensor but I still find myself gravitating towards using the iPhone more.  One if the reasons for this is the plethora of photo editing and processing apps that are available.  Among these is an app called Hipstamatic(direct link.)  

Hipstamatic is a really nice app that gives the look and feel of using a real camera.  What also makes this app stand out from the others is the ability to select from various film and lens combinations.  My favorite combination is the John S lens with AO DLX film.  I have found this to be the perfect combination for street photography.  I have been using this app more and more as of recent.  Some of my recent shots are below. 

 Alone John S lens with AO DLX film 

Alone
John S lens with AO DLX film 

 Cotton Candy John S Lens with AO DLX film 

Cotton Candy
John S Lens with AO DLX film 

 The Fountain John S lens with AO DLX film 

The Fountain
John S lens with AO DLX film 

 Office Lobby John S lens with AO DLX film 

Office Lobby
John S lens with AO DLX film 

 The Fountain John S lens with AO DLX film 

The Fountain
John S lens with AO DLX film