Bonfire night and the iPhone 4S

November 6, 2011

So last night we went along to see some fireworks at a local display and the venue we had chosen also had a fun fair with a bunch of rides featuring lots of neon lights and motion.  It had been raining quite heavily when we left the house and I hadn’t taken my ‘proper‘ camera with me.  So I nonchalantly took out my iPhone 4S and snapped a few impromptu images shortly after we arrived.  When I got home I was pleasantly surprised with the result of one of the shots in particular.

I think what is really incredible is that the iPhone camera (and lots of other mobile phones I’m sure) have the potential to capture such decent quality shots in less than ideal conditions.  It’s wonderful to have such a capable camera in my pocket with me everywhere I go and from now on I’m going to make a more concerted effort to use it.  I think Chase Jarvis may have actually been onto something when he said that The Best Camera is the One That’s with You.

This has really made me reconsider how I think about my iPhone camera in relation to my Canon DSLR.  I guess at the end of the day all that matters is making the shot, everything else is kind of irrelevant.

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UK based photographer Mark J P.

  • Quentin Ellis

    what a superb shot.  i love the the guy in the booth, looking at something off camera, do you know what?

    • Mark J P

      Thanks Q.  

      Yes, in the distance just off camera right there was an enormous bonfire and the fireworks were due to start at any moment.  I guess he was trying to catch a glimpse. :)