While iPhone 4 has stolen the spotlight these days, iPhone 3GS is still equipped with a great camera, especially for a phone. However, we never imagined a photographer using the iPhone 3GS during a professional photo shoot. Lee Morris, a professional fashion photographer and writer for f stoppers, has done just that!
The idea behind the shoot was to prove to his readers that a professional camera is not required to get professional photos. He assembled a team of professionals including professional model, Olivia Price, hair and makeup artists, a retoucher, and videographer, all of whom volunteered their time for the project. Morris also used his a studio and lighting equipment.
Morris also admits to using photoshop in post production. He claims that Photoshop is a "necessary tool" for his line of work. "I am in the business of making money and my clients do not care if I got it perfect in the camera or made it perfect in post, they simply want a perfect image."
Morris made sure to stress that the point of this shoot was to show that a photographer should not be limited by his camera; in fact, "the most expensive camera in the world is capable of taking bad pictures." He does a great job proving his point, but your average low budget photographer will not be able get the same results without the thousands of dollars of studio equipment that Morris used. He did mention that he may do a similar shoot in the future using only natural light. I would find that much more interesting and believe it would make a bigger impact. I also hope he uses an iPhone 4 next time!
Nevertheless, the images Morris produced are stunning and even more impressive because they were taken with an iPhone 3GS. You can see the entire set of high res photos on Flickr.
Follow us after the break to see a video of the shoot!