iPhone 4 photos

For many years I’ve been fighting the temptation to buy a smartphone, but I finally caved in to it and bought an iPhone 4. The main reason for resisting the temptation so much until now is because I am “afraid” of being permanently connected, I am afraid of losing the “freedom of not being connected”; including when I’m not at work or at home. To avoid this I’ve set up my own rules, for example: “not using Facebook from my iPhone”, and focusing only on using the iPhone mainly to “strengthen my hobbies”: taking photos and reading. Up until now the iPhone apps that I’ve used the most are: Camera, Email, Flickr, Photos, Photoshop Express, Runkeeper and Amazon Kindle.

Being able to take photos and retouch them instantly using Photoshop Express is awesome, even though they could have made it even better, Photoshop Express is quite limited. Let’s hope a Lightroom Express is made for the iPhone. The iPhone 4 camera has really impressed me, since I’ve had an iPhone I’ve not used my beloved Canon S90 much. Of course, it can’t compare to the quality of the S90 but it’s good enough for most of the pictures when I don’t feel like taking out my Nikon D90.

These are some of the best pictures that I’ve taken using my iPhone 4:

iPhone 4. Japanese winter

iPhone 4. Japanese winter

iPhone 4. Japanese winter

Mount fuji and the Moon

Sushi - いくら鮭ハラス巻

I joined SMAP

Mount fuji from Daikanyama today

Which way?

Any ideas, advice or recommended apps to take good photos using the iPhone? Until two days ago I didn’t know that just by touching the screen you could focus/calculate the light!

9 Comments
  • Rey Ramos

    January 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Try Hipstamatic, its a cool looking camera app that takes sort of vintage photos. You can change lenses, camera case and photo films. It’s pretty cool!

  • Roger

    January 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Get Camera it’s got some good features like burst shot and timer. It’s got a very good collection of filters as well and I like how you can adjust the image straight away without leaving the App.

  • Mark Tesch

    January 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Download ProCamera, this is something you will definitely love and it will suit your shooting needs:)

  • Joe

    January 14, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Camera is well worth the $2, check it out

  • rames

    January 14, 2011 at 11:26 am

    well, it’s pretty good 🙂

  • dans

    January 15, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I also recommend Hipstamatic. You can take lots of great photos with it.

  • User

    January 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

    At the 4th picture I was like ‘that guy looks like.. oh wait a minute. Almost fooled. 😀

  • mimi

    January 16, 2011 at 6:57 am

    the BEST cant beat this – pudding camera
    http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/id379411152?mt=8
    but its in korean..

  • Edgar

    January 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Hi Kirai,

    Camera plus allows you to focus on one part of the picture and adjust the amount of light on another part of the picture. It is very very cool 🙂 I am sure you will be able to make a fantastic use of it 🙂

    Greetings from Barcelona!