Gorgeous light on a favorite treescape, and me with nothing but an iPhone…
Hmmm. Well, why not? I walked to the ridge till I came close as a midrange telephoto might have taken me—and shot this beauty in four different ways.
In so doing, I discovered how powerful this tiny, computerized camera could be:
- Featured above is a straight, head-on shot of the lone Sugar Maple, using the iPhone X’s 2x lens.
- Below, you’ll see a wide angle look that includes the lone tree plus others to the right, using the iPhone’s “normal” lens with optical image stabilization—shot in burst mode, to improve my odds of getting a perfect shot.
- Third is a 180° panorama, shot with the iPhone’s panning mode and the phone held vertically.
- Finally, a video! I freehanded a panning shot across Doe Run Ridge, smoothly as I could manage, taking advantage of the iPhone’s optical image stabilization.
Let me know what you think! I came away from this shoot quite impressed with the iPhone X’s camera—especially when compared with my previous phones, which had never quite done the job of capturing detail in landscapes.
But I’d like to hear from YOU! Should I do more iPhone shoots? No? Let me know!