Mike Doughty, his Band Fantastic, and an iPhone
Ok…it has definitely been too long since I have posted here.
Saturday, November 19 2011, I went to see Mike Doughty and Moon Hooch play at the Bowery Ballroom. The show was, unsurprisingly, incredible.
As much as I would have loved to have brought a full complement of camera gear, I am currently limited to what I can easily use with one hand. All I brought with me was my iPhone 4S and the apps I use for editing on the phone.
I have to say that the quality of pictures this phone can take is amazing. Yes, the Canon 5D Mark II is better, but the fact that the quality of the iPhone is good enough to even be considered in the same sentence is mind-blowing if you stop to remember that we’re talking about what a phone can do.
Is a phone more limited than an SLR? YES.
Does that mean you can’t get good pictures with one? NO.
Learn what your gear can do. Learn what your gear can’t do. Push the boundaries. Have fun. Unlike film photography, deleting unusable pictures doesn’t cost you anything…and it’s easy to learn from your mistakes.
Taken 19 November 2011 at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC with an iPhone 4S. No flash was used. Processed through PhotoFX for iPhone. The rest of the pictures from this show are up on Flickr. I have an account dedicated to my mobile phone.