November 27, 2011

The Worth of an iPhone Image

Coney Island, October 2010
One of the first images I processed on the iPhone.
Yesterday, I found this article in A Photo Editor, by Erik Kessels. He has a strong opinion on how worthless iPhone images are. Please read below.

A Photo Editor (click for full article)
"What struck me was how worthless I think iPhone images are and how I can’t imagine anyone licensing them. Obviously, this blanket statement cannot be true since it’s never mattered what photographers used to take their pictures with but I can’t get over the feeling that pictures taken with a camera in a phone that everyone owns have no value. I think iPhone images only have value when they depict breaking news or when they are curated by someone to understand a bigger picture." ~Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer, Amsterdam) 

This is my comment to his article:

At the beginning I too was a skeptic of iPhone Photography. Then I tried it and fell in love with the concept. I soon realized what an amazing device I can carry with me that captures, processes and post images. I also realize the possibilities are endless in the creativity that is added to an image. Beside the fact that they make beautiful prints.

In the past year I have learned everything I possibly could about iPhone Photography. I now travel the world with only my iPhone, iPad and have become a better artist with the iOS applications. Through my blog I help others to see the possibilities and inspire other to do the same.

Recently I was given an opportunity to be apart of Aurora Photos myPhone Collection. I am honored to be apart of it.

I am very fortunate to have discovered iPhone Photography!

One final thing... In 1984 I was owner of a software development company that wrote programs for the Personal Computer, PC. I remember a gentleman in a 3 piece suit coming up to me and saying, "A PC will never run a real business." Today I think of how some are saying, "An iPhone will never take a real photo."

Teri Lou

I welcome your thoughts and comments.



The next iPhoneography Classes Available February 13th 2012! I will be out of the country and unavailable for most of January 2012. Upon my return I will have fascinating images from many Asian countries.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree with you more! Any type of camera is only as good as who's using it! The golf industry has had hundreds of advances in recent years and yet the average handicap has not come down. The advancement of the iPhone will allow for a plethora of bad images to be posted on the internet. A good photographer though can capture winning images with any type of camera!
    Mark A. Carruthers

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