Unbeknownst to some of us non-photography people, the processors used in most cameras have reached a brick wall. In other words, technology has gone as far as it can go regarding camera hardware processing. What’s the next best thing to give you the photos of your dreams? Software, that’s what! And what could be better (or easier) than having the latest photography software right there in your ‘camera’!
DSLR cameras can’t do it but iPhones can! Especially the late-model, dual lens iPhone Xs.
With just a touch of your finger, you can get fantastic, professional looking photos from your dual lens iPhone that will surpass anything taken with a DSLR camera (hands down!) iPhone is also way better than any point-and-shoot camera!
Here’s an example:
First off, this post is not an advertisement for Apple’s iPhone lines. (click here for more info) No, it’s just an acknowledgement that smart phone camera technology has, in most instances, surpassed a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera. You won’t fully understand all the new technology brimming out of the ‘s’ series of iPhones till you take some lessons or at least watch some YouTube videos touting the new software. You just can’t figure this stuff right out of the box. You need to learn from the experts.
I can, however, recommend the iPhone Photography School (click here) as a good starting point. I did. But I only watched the free training videos. I won’t pay for lessons when there is so much information available for free. The latest iPhone Xs has dual lenses (wide-angle and telephoto), a 6.5 inch display, a bionic chip, an innovative & faster sensor, deeper pixels, enhanced Bokeh (for portrait photography) and 4K video for movies.
Click here to view my very own YouTube channel. Please note: All my videos were made on my iPhone and I used just one of my fingers to do them!
I’ve become a lazy photographer. I’m tired of lugging my heavy equipment around with me. I love just whipping out my iPhone and snapping photos on the quick that I know I’d never get with my bulky Canon DSLR camera. How many shots have I missed while I was inter-changing lenses? People balk when they see a bulky black camera aimed at them but for some reason most everyone doesn’t mind a smart phone camera. I keep mine strapped to my wrist, ever ready to snap a food porn photo, a quick smile, an awesome sunset, a quick-moving deer across the plain, a flower closeup, a mountain view…….and with a touch of my finger I can edit, copy and paste to social media. Heck, I can even make a YouTube video in a few minutes thanks to the iMovie software included with all iPhone purchases, with only using one of my fingers.
How cool is that?
Your creative juices flow much more fluently when you’re not bogged down with inertia.
To upgrade my existing Canon camera to a newer model, I’m looking at a price tag of $749, and that’s just for the shell. I’d have to transfer my existing lenses over. If I were to purchase the new iPhoneXs, the price would be $1,099 but Apple would give me 18 months at zero interest to pay it off or AT&T would give me 24 interest-free months. Right now I have an iPhone 7PLUS, with the dual lenses and as long as I can keep upgrading the software to the latest and the greatest, it will do just fine.
I am, however, still a photographer at heart, even a lazy one at that and the thought of all the latest technology just oozing out of the Xs model is itching at my finger. I may just buy myself something insanely great this upcoming holiday season.
If I can get a photo like this (below) from my older iPhone model, can you imagine what I can do with the newer model? Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (link at page bottom)