What is the best camera? Well that’s the age old question always asked. Is it Nikon or Canon? I’m not sure, I use both and like them both. When I was taking my photography classes fellow students would always ask and one of my professors would always answer “the one you have with you.” Now at the time that seemed like a bit of a silly answer. 15-20 years ago you pretty much had a choice of a point and shoot or an slr and you had to have film for both. But today this thinking has really changed. There are no more excuses for not attempting to capture a photo when you see one because almost everyone is armed with a camera on their cellphone. In fact nearly every camera phone is better resolution and quality than the first digital camera I used at the newspaper. Over the past couple of years I have often taken photos with my phone but since I got an iPhone just before Christmas I have made more of an effort. I have been using the “Hipstamatic” app for a few months, and lately I have been obsessed with the “Tinto 1884 + C-Type Plate”. It still baffles me from time to time how far digital photography has come and yet so many prefer the look of film. It sure is a lot easier to get these results today than spending hours in a darkroom creating them.
Here are a few of my favorite images that I have taken with my iPhone, which I always have with me.