Our iPhone 14 Pro phones arrived yesterday. After doing all the things that it takes to transfer data, photos and apps from one phone to another, the light turned wonderful. I couldn’t do much about it immediately. Luckily, all of that took only about 30 minutes. Apple has transfer procedures down to a fine science. It was pretty seamless.
I looked outside and the sky was still doing all sorts of beautiful things so out the door I went. I made about 15 frames. This was among the very first.
The phone’s camera is easy to use. But, iPhone cameras have generally been very instinctive to use. In this case you can even work in RAW if you want to, but that takes a flip of a switch in settings. I use Snapseed for basic phone development and post production. When you develop a RAW file, the desktop changes so that you can work on RAW files.
Why RAW? The file contains more data. It’s more like a film negative. More data equals a better final photograph. If I use a DSLR or mirrorless camera I only work in RAW. So, why change because I’m using a phone?
Look at the picture.
Usually, I complain about phone imagery showing a lack of depth, not any more. It’s contrast is smooth and doesn’t clump up. The image is what older photographers — like me — call “creamy.” The color is rich but isn’t garish. I’ve tested sizing. Obviously, I could only use the screen, but I upsized it to about 20×24 inches and there is no problem. I didn’t test it further, but still that’s a good sized photograph.
By the way, that’s what fall looks like.