Get Great Images From A Not-So-Great Camera

It's not a new idea, but it bears repeating: setup and skill are usually a lot more important than how expensive your camera is. A photo shoot using only an iPhone 3GS camera puts the lie to camera stat obsessions.

Lee Morris of the Fstoppers blog took the image up top, and many similarly striking shots, using only an iPhone 3GS. Well, only in the sense that he was using studio lights, a backdrop, a professional model and his experience as a photographer. Still, as you can see from the raw and slightly edited Flickr set, blaming your camera for not capturing what you want can only get you so far. It hits on the same point as the "Best Camera" community: your time is best spent learning how light, angle and other factors affect your photos, rather than wondering if other shooters are trucking with more megapixels than you.

For a full 10 minutes of iPhone 3GS shooting, check out Morris' video of his shoot:

What's the best set of photos you've taken with a seemingly crappy cam? How have you compensated for older equipment to grab great shots? Spread the links and wisdom around in the comments.

The iPhone Fashion Shoot By Lee Morris [f stoppers via Strobist]


    Sure, it shows that almost any camera can produce great images - but you still need some pretty expensive lighting, plus you need to send your shots out to be professionally spot-edited.

      they sure are expensive, those rectangle lighting sources on the sides cost 1400 each

      And he is using two of them, and theres even more equipment. Imagine if he was using a canon 5D with this set up, the pictures would look better and he would so much more control over the situation.

      I do agree that you cant souly blame a camera but once your using equipment like that it cancels out some flaws in cameras.

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