First things – medical report – still feeling the effects of the autumn bug I’ve picked up – I thought that I was feeling a lot better yesterday and soon found that I wasn’t as well as I thought. Such is life.
Anyway, this morning I was wondering around the garden and I saw that the vine leaves had turned into a wonderful russet red with marvellous golden veins so I just had to capture this – I used both my ageing iPhone and my Canon G1x. It is really interesting to use two different cameras in such a small space as they give the user different creative options – well they would if my favourite app KitCam would work. Unfortunately it no longer wants to on my iPhone – whether this is down to iOS 7 or the age of the phone or both I have no idea. All I know is that at the moment it isn’t working however as I have other photo apps this isn’t a problem.
The approaches you have to a subject with each camera is very different. The iPhone is looking at making the final image in camera with the aid of whatever app you use. The Canon is more about capturing a clean image for post production in Photoshop. Of course the image quality of the Canon is outstanding when compared to the iPhone – and this is is the case with any smartphone given the compromise of sensor size and the glass or plastic used for the lens. Smartphones are, after all, incredible general computers designed to deliver all manner of services to the user rather than specifically designed machines with only one purpose. Nonetheless, both have their place and it really is interesting to use then side by side from time to time – if all the apps work that is.