It’s not the camera that matters…
We’ve all heard professionals say this kind of thing, usually when they leave the big glass camera behind and pull out the cheapie. “It’s not the camera, it’s the eye…”
I shoot with an iPhone exclusively, yet waking up this morning and finding NO juice in the iPhone4, I did think I’d end up with something second best. I reached for the old beat-up iPhone3, honestly expecting very little.
I got to the shore and saw the big dawn drama going on and figured I was bringing a water pistol to a gun flight. Such colors and cloudforms. Such crazy waves.
Remembering my older pics, three years ago, when I first brought this very same old iPhone to document my shore walks, I thought I was in for a challenge.
But as always I forgot all that.
Sure the 3GS seemed slow in comparison, and the display just couldn’t give me any clue about the ‘real’ shot. I soon gave up trying to gauge the quality of the shot from what I was looking at and just went with what I knew and what felt right.
And you know what?
I got a fine set of images, some of which you can see here: Facebook Gallery
It amazed me, to be honest. It gives me confidence beyond bounds, as the pictures I took were my pictures and the edits my edits. No nostalgic out of focus nearly good stuff. But genuine real deal right now work. All with a three year old cellphone.
Chase Jarvis runs with the line “The best camera is the one that’s with you.”