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Shooting Print Quality Pictures with a Camera Phone [Video]

Camera phones get a lot of grief for being underpowered but in this video tutorial the crew at SLR Lounge shows how basic technique and a good eye overcome all.

Last year over at the photo blog FStoppers they put together a video showing off how you could use the iPhone as a fashion camera–essentially arguing that the camera wasn’t as important as the photographer. A lot of people said “Well yeah, but you had professional models and thousands of dollars in lighting equipment!” in reaction to the video. In turn the crew at SLR Lounge decided to make their own video showing that using only an iPhone camera and two reflectors (as well as an attractive but informal model).

It of course helps to have some side kicks to help hold up your reflectors but the point still stands about modern camera phones being perfectly capable of good photos.

The SLR Lounge iPhone Photo Shoot – A Follow Up Tribute to The FStoppers [YouTube]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/22/11

Comments (5)

  1. stringjunky

    The photographer makes the picture not the camera. David Bailey was asked some years ago what camera he used and he said: ” Give me a camera and I’ll use it”.

  2. r_tiner

    the camera isnt as important as photoshop :p

  3. David Gardner

    As a retired professional photographer I ocassionally use my, low rez, phone camera,however I use its lack of quality as an “effect” not otherwise available with my other cameras. It really depends on the final use for the picture. Small snap, low rez. is all you need. Big blow up Hi rez. The rest is up to lighting, composition and subject.

  4. oddacorn

    Well, I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m about to invest in some reflectors!

  5. kuro

    hahahaha oddacorn agreed,

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