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iPhone photography
Paul Hayes, Photographer, Photo Editor
Littleton | NH | USA | Posted: 7:14 PM on 06.02.12
->> Does anyone have examples of photos taken for publication using an iPhone? If so could you post a link here? I'd like to see how other people are using this technology.

And, for those who have, why did you choose to use the iPhone over a DSLR? Were you either bored or trying something new? Or was there a practical reason behind your decision?

And lastly, did you use an app? And if so, which one and why?

Thanks in advance.
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Simon Wheeler, Photo Editor, Photographer
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 8:56 PM on 06.02.12
->> Paul,

I used an iPhone at a small house fire in early April of this year for an image that ended up in the print edition of my paper. I sent it back at full rez but intending to only have it posted to the web quickly. There was so much else going on that day I never got the images out of the big camera before deadline and we used the phone image in print. I don't think anything I would have chosen out of the dSLR would have looked significantly different. I had very good access.

I can't post a link as our pages are only on the web for a week. Numerous times we have used them to publish immediately on the web and then used other images from the big camera in the print edition.

I didn't use any apps other than the built in camera in an iPhone 4.

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Thomas E. Witte, Photographer, Photo Editor
Cincinnati | OH | USA | Posted: 9:17 PM on 06.02.12
->> Well, for starters:

Now, I could have swore on my dogs grave that the head on photo with the pax out on the wings was shot with an iPhone through a telescope, but I'm having a hard time searching for proof of that at the moment.
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Steven Mullensky, Photographer, Photo Editor
Port Townsend | WA. | USA | Posted: 10:34 PM on 06.02.12
->> I used my iPhone for a piece of wild art last winter. I was out walking my dog on a cold,windy and snowy day. Along comes a city truck spraying sand. It looked like a giant lawn spreader with the sand spraying out in a wide arc. I snapped the photo, captioned it and sent it in its merry way from the street corner. The whole exercise took about two minutes.
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Frank Niemeir, Photographer
Woodstock | GA | usa | Posted: 9:58 AM on 06.03.12
->> "I can't post a link as our pages are only on the web for a week."

Probably not smart SEO strategy. Search engines are not going to like disappearing pages. I looked at the sports photo gallery and after five clicks I was told I had to subscribe. Will I visit again? Not likely. Ironic that there is a category called "social" in the menus and the site is not being social at all. If someone want to share a link and that link is gone after a week there is going to be less traffic.

I've sent in both still photos and videos taken with the phone, none of which were ever used. It depends on having competent producers who know what they are doing.
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Greg Kendall-Ball, Photographer, Assistant
Abilene | TX | USA | Posted: 10:31 PM on 06.03.12
->> I couldn't find the link (after a whole 30 seconds of poking around), but SS member Gerry McCarthy did a whole feature for the Dallas paper shot on his iPhone. I'm pretty sure it ran in print, too. Maybe he'll stumble along some time and post a link...
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Michael Prengler, Photographer
Dallas / Ft. Worth | TX | USA | Posted: 11:56 PM on 06.03.12
->> Paul - Jay Janner - Austin American Statesman- has done some nice stuff with his iphone. Google his name and then click images. I think he won an NPPA award for a nature series.
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Jay Janner, Photographer
Austin | TX | USA | Posted: 7:22 AM on 06.04.12
->> Here's the link to my "Trail snaps" iPhone photo essay:
It was just a fun, little personal project I shot while exercising. The project was conceived for and published in the Austin American-Statesman's photoblog, but a few photos were published in print too.
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Bastian Ehl, Photographer
Magdeburg | _ | Germany | Posted: 11:43 AM on 06.04.12
->> Germany's biggest TV Network ARD even uses iPhones for normal broadcasting at sport events.
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Wally Nell, Photographer
SAN DIEGO | CA | USA | Posted: 12:01 PM on 06.04.12
->> You can also look at who uses a lot of iPhone technology for their work.
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Greg Foster, Photographer
Atlanta | GA | | Posted: 1:14 PM on 06.05.12
->> Paul, here is a link of an iPhone portrait of race car driver Junior Johnson that was shot for Sports Illustrated. I shot a lot of other stuff on this job with lighting and the DSLR equipment (examples of which you can see in the photos after the iPhone stuff), but I did plan in advance on trying the iPhone with the retro Hipstamatic app because the story had a retro feel, as did the location we used.

I wanted to try something different, and thought the subject, the location, and the story were appropriate for this approach, though the stuff shot with the iPhone on this job was probably less than 5% of the total take, and only took a couple of minutes of the shoot.
Hope this helps with some of your questions...
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Greg Foster, Photographer
Atlanta | GA | | Posted: 1:16 PM on 06.05.12
->> Forgot to mention, click forward one photo on the gallery to see how the photo was used...
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G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 1:14 PM on 06.08.12
->> Hey Greg:

Thanks for the propers. Are you speaking about this DMN photo blog post?

I don't think that any of those were actually published in the paper, at least not with the borders and such. We do run iPhone photos every now and then, but pretty much only breaking news stuff. Mona (Reeder) did some nice "arty" iPhone photos from the State Fair a few years back.

Anyway, cheers,

- gerry -
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Mitch Traphagen, Photographer
Ruskin | FL | USA | Posted: 12:05 AM on 06.20.12
->> I've published two photos taken with my iPhone. One was of a county building that was being converted to community use. The photo was pre-conversion and it was a pretty mundane 1960s cinderblock building. I used the iPhone with Hipstamatic -- partially from hoping to get some kind of a look out of it -- and the 60s film filter on the Hipstamatic app seemed to fit. I requested they label it a "Hipstamatic Image".

Another was when I was walking back from a restroom in a marina on the east coast and noticed something that worked with a feature I was writing. Only had my iPhone with me. I thought the pic was generally muddy and much less than it should have been but it ran. It looked acceptable in print, if I remember correctly.
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Scott Strazzante, Photographer
Chicago | IL | USA | Posted: 12:55 PM on 06.24.12
->> The front page of the Chicago Tribune ran an iPhone photo of mine today that I took at a CTA train station. No one would ever know that is was taken with an iPhone so the fact that it was seems pretty irrelevant.
I also have had some arty Hipstamatic essays published- one from Cubs'Spring Training- and one on the Lincoln Highway-
Also, I pretty much do all my street photography now with an iPhone and that all is published on my blog on the Chicago Tribune website at
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