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iPhone vs dslr camera

Most of us have come to believe that iPhone or any modern smartphone can take nice photos. It is true for outdoor or landscape photos in good light but for portraits, indoor photos or for low light photography, iPhone or any smart phone can be challenging. Expensive dSLR cameras with bigger sensors and fast lenses (wide open aperture) can give you control over depth of field that an iPhone or any Android phone can’t. Having ability to blur background can help you control what your viewer sees. Here are two photos of a rubber bands minion that my 8 year old son recently made.

Here is a photo with iPhone 5:

photo with iPhone 5

As you can in photo above, there is lot of background clutter and distractions.
Now see below a photo taken same time in same light with a Canon 6d camera with 50mm lens at f/1.8. See the difference yourself.

photo with a dslr camera

Panoramic view of Ventura county from Boney Peak

Last Sunday, March 30, 2014, we hiked in Santa Monica mountains- around 11 miles round trip and 2500 feet elevation. There were spectacular views. Click on the link to see the view in full screen.

Panaromic view of newbury park and camarillo
Views from Boney Mountain in Southern California, Ventura county
Santa Monica mountains

For more photos and full details of the Boney 360 Overlook trail, click here.

Boney peak 360 overview trail
Boney peak 360 overview trail

iPhone vs an SLR/ILC camera- Flower shots

The first shot below is with a real camera- Pentax K-01 to be specific. Subsequent two photos are with iPhone 5. Whichever the camera, the flower, god’s creation, beats cameras created of man and Steve Jobs. These flowers are so symmetrical, beautiful and nicely colored, I can’t stop myself from shooting them and sharing with you.IMGP7640

Now with iPhone 5 (Photos are cropped)

photo 2

photo 1