Studio Photos with An iPhone? No Way!
I mean come on! Who in their right mind would even consider taking photos of someone in a studio with an iPhone? First, there's no flash synch ability, so you can't even use a studio lighting system if you wanted to. Besides the images you are going to make using a completely dumb smart phone can't begin to compare to the multi-megapixel behemoths that professionals haul around these days. Even if you did pay full price for an iPhone, (and you'd be a little naive if you did), it's still thousands less than the gear serious photographers use. End of story. Or, is it?
I've practiced professional photography for over thirty years and have owned a fully equipped working studio for over twenty of those. I cut my teeth on film and have been blessed to have developed everything from 35mm to 8x10 sheet film by hand. I've witnessed the wizardry of watching an image appear before my eyes in a tray of caustic chemicals and nearly wept at the magic of it all.
In addition to watching the trade change dramatically over the past half century I have the distinction of being one of the early adopters of digital imaging in my area of influence when it became less than cost prohibitive to purchase a system that would produce anything more than an awful novelty for an image. I learned the hard way that trying to keep up with all the changes is a futile effort, unless you wish to willingly go broke at the hands of a behemoth marketing industry of technological consumer goods. I think Matt Sweetwood just may back me up on this if he happens to be lurking in this hive somewhere.
But this isn't about me and isn't about the next best camera or piece of gear you should run out and purchase. I'm beholden to no one. This is about you, and your interest in digital iPhone photography, what is now referred to as iPhonography.
I don't make money advertising for any camera, camera gear or photographic software companies. Hell, I don't make much money at all truth be told. but I do have an abiding love for teaching and mentoring folks like you in the discipline, art and craft of photography. I enjoy helping others who love to take photos of things that are important to them. That's why I began this hive, in order to be helpful to you.
Most of us have a phone with a built in camera with us almost every minute, day and night. It takes only a few seconds to share an image we create with our phone literally with the whole world. There's a saying about what the best camera to use is in any given situation. The answer is whatever camera you happen to have with you. Just make sure you know how to use it properly if you want to make an image you can be pr