Using your iPhone as an Everyday Carry Camera

I used my mobile for some light family fun photography one day this week as I was fed up carting about my camera bag and wanted to walk around without having to think too much about my camera bag or indeed my camera.   It got me to thinking if it's possible just to use it for everyday use rather than a small compact such as the Fujifilm X70 I've been using for a short while. 

The iPhone7 is a pretty capable camera on its own, the portrait mode actually works very well throwing the background out of focus nicely and keeping the subject in focus. It even tells you if you need to move closer or further away to maximise the out of focus area. 

A quick photo of my Daughter shot in portrait mode... pretty impressive stuff really.

A quick photo of my Daughter shot in portrait mode... pretty impressive stuff really.

I still maintain the quality of the Fuji X70 is so much better both on screen and in print, but hey if you don't want to carry a camera around with you as you do your phone, then they're a great option and with the myriad of camera apps such as Filmborn, VSCO Cam, Snapseed and others offering real processing power you can really use for phone to the best advantage and easily share on social media. 

Street Photograph with the iPhone, well I guess you could, right?

Street Photograph with the iPhone, well I guess you could, right?

For me personally, I think I'll stick to my camera for photography and my phone for the rest, but it's great to know it's in my back pocket if needed. 

Here's a few photos from a day in London, taken with the iPhone 7, lightly processed in Lightroom.