Are iPhones, Smart Phones & Compact Cameras Good Enough For The Job?
Do you really need a Photographer, or high end Camera, or can you save money and share/print off what you want from a smart phone or compact camera and feel happy with the final result?
The fact is, you should Never go for the cheap option unless you want small prints and are happy with 'snapshot' quality. If you want High Quality you should always consider the Photographer first! An iPhone or Smart Phone, although handy and portable, can Never match a DSLR Camera for quality, especially when you want prints in Larger Formats and for other Print Media such as Canvas Wall Art.
Quick snaps taken with a phone or compact camera and well framed, can look fantastic on a Phone, Tablet, PC and are great for sharing on Social Media. Small to Medium sized prints will look fairly good too at 6" x 4" and 5" x 7" but for anything larger, and for correct re-sizing, you need a Photographer with the right equipment, A Quality DSLR Camera, Interchangable Lenses and Experience.
Don't get me wrong, I do use my phone camera at times for quick snaps, and they are so handy to have, and are great for instant sharing with friends. I find them most useful for capturing ideas, places etc that you can revisit and photograph in detail, and at times of the day that present different lighting situations using different lenses. That said, I would never be happy using my phone camera images for anything else other than for creative ideas, and most of those images are binned fairly quickly.
A Cautionary Sidenote: for those who are into following people who Blog with Images ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog ) I'll let you into a secret, some of the Top followed Photographers on e.g Instagram, actually use quality DSLR Cameras, not Smart Phones - Instant sharing is great, but, just like 'Fake News' don't be fooled by who's sharing them, and what they're sharing them with !
At the bottom of this page is a link to a fantastic Tech report from Business insider Harrison Jacobs, which goes into much more detail. The report was first published in March 2015 - here's a quote from it;
'The biggest difference between a smartphone camera and a dedicated camera is the ability to use different lenses. High-quality lenses produce unparalleled sharpness and image quality. .... photos look crisp, detailed, styled, and hyper-real. They look like photographs instead of snapshots.'
© Harry Dwyer Photography 2017
In the early 1960s John Bulmer set out to document the people and landscape of the north of England in a series of magazine assignments - Town Magazine contains some of his main contributions. These assignments led him to a career taking images in over 100 countries.
We all know that as a Business, you want to create the best impression you can - your business images are a proud statement about you and what your business offers.
You need stock images for your Testimonials, 'Meet The Team' Portraits, Business Cards, Posters, Flyers, and other Website Content such as Logos and correctly sized images for your Social Media Pages, not to mention Google Maps and all of your other Business Listings too.
Millions of people rely on Images like mine when they search for places, especially on Google - In the last week of January 2017 my image views were up by 4,836 on the previous week. My images have been viewed over 50,000 times in the past 6 months!
As a local Photographer I support local enterprise and I consistently add new images to all of my social media pages as well as to my my web and blog and to businesses on Google Maps - all part of my Business Image Service for their Shops, Cafes etc.
If local businesses choose to use my service they get an affordable package of great web and social media content, and at the same time, greater web exposure at no extra cost.
If you want more information, and would like to see more examples of my work, please go to my Business Images page for more information.
Harry Dwyer January 2017.