We all know that the iPhone 3GS, and even the new iPhone 4, has always been capable of taking some amazing photos. Just take a peek over at some of the Flickr groups dedicated to these smartphones. Even then, some gear heads will whine and complain that their Nikon D5000 or Canon Rebel T2i cameras are the reason they can’t take professional grade photos like the pros do with their Mark III or D3s units. Lee Morris of Fstoppers.com set out to prove, like many photographers before him, that it’s really all in the eye.
In the following video, you’ll see Morris take a basic fashion set-up and shoot the hell out of it with just an iPhone 3GS. It’s not even Apple’s latest model! Although there are reflectors, and beauty dishes and soft boxes set up, you’ll still see that with some moderate post-processing (tons of professional photos are post-processed, folks) the quality is still pretty astounding.
You’ll be able to see the shots at full resolution on Fstoppers, but even at the end of the video you see the iPhone 3GS photographer holding up what appears to be at least an 8-inch print photo from the shoot looking pretty damn clean. All on a 3.2 megapixel phone camera. Now, those are plenty of megapixels for smaller prints, so unless you’re shooting poster-sized photos you should be good to go.
Check out the video below to see how Lee Morris took stunning photographs all on a little ol’ cell phone camera, and maybe it will inspire you to go out and do it yourself. Or at least inspire you to stop whining that your mid-range DSLR just isn’t good enough.