Friday, July 30, 2021

Tony Northup explains the Death of the Consumer Camera


In the above YouTube video Tony Northup explains the Death of the consumer camera or what happened to create the chart below in my June 9th post about the impact of SmartPhones on the camera industry.

Tony's video is going on five years old but this phenomena that he describes has been continuing since he did the video. Each year there are fewer and fewer reasons that demand professional photographers use a DSLR/Mirrorless camera. I think many professionals use DSLR/Mirrorless cameras because that's what they are use to. They understand the controls and nowadays using a big camera makes you look professional and using a Smartphone makes you look like a beginner.

All this is continuing each year. It is interesting to see the amazing jumps in technology that Samsung and Apple take.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The Apple Photos App Provides a Smooth Convenient Way To Organize and Edit Your Photos

As a user completely immersed in the Apple ecosystem, and someone that has used Lightroom and Photoshop since it was invented, I find the Apple Photos App a strong motivation to use the iPhone as my main camera.

The photos and video that you shoot just migrate from the iPhone you use to shoot with to your iCloud account and the Photos App of all your other Apple devices (iPad, iMacs and laptops) without you needing to do anything. In the video above Paul Minors describes how he uses these features. This is the way all cameras should work!

While the Photos App provides many useful photo editing features, you will probably want more and it provides a way to use other more powerful editors too. As an example here is a great editing tutorial by Emil Pakarklis from iPhone Photography School.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The iPhone Photography Book By Scott Kelby

Scott Kelby, the world's best selling photography techniques author has a new book called The iPhone Photography Book that is a very readable and covers iPhone Photography and photo editing.

One feature that I love about this book is that each page covers a single concept, a single tool, or trick that will make your iPhone photos to the next level. This feature makes it very easy to scan through the book and find the particular subjects that you are interested in.

I think it is particularly significant that Scott decided to write this book since Scott is a long time professional photographer and photographic teacher it shows the importance and increasing popularity of iPhone photography.

Even though iPhone photography has been around for years I've never found a comprehensive book like this about the subject. Thanks Scott - great work!