The London Olympics have sadly ended but there is plenty of great photos to view, including some taken on an iPhone 4s.
Guardian photographer, Dan Chung took up a challenge to see if he could snap some photos of the games with his iPhone 4s which would rival those taken with ‘professional’ style cameras. Did he succeed? check them out for yourself, all of his photos can be viewed here.
Obviously the iPhone 4s does not have the same zoom capabilities as professional grade cameras so Chung used binoculars. As silly as that sounds the results are amazing. According to Jakob Schiller, this would not have been an easy task, Chung needed to manually focus with the attached binocular lens during the event. This is surely a skill that only very experienced photographers would be able to manage. When speaking to Schiller, Chung said:
“I used to shoot old film cameras so it doesn’t feel alien to me to be manually focusing a lens on a fast-moving subject”.
Schillers full post about Dan Chung can be viewed here.
During the games Chung also used some other attachable iPhone lenses like the Schneider lens to capture images like this one below.
After taking the photos, Chung used Snapseed to edit the photos which is available on iPhone and iPad.
The quality of these photos that Chung has taken shows that the iPhone is extremely versatile and adaptable. For any budding photographers out there with an iPhone, give it a go. You might be very surprised with the results, although it is clear that Dan Chung is a very experienced and capable photographer so I wouldn’t expect great results immediately.
If the quality of iPhone photos is this close to those taken with professional grade cameras now, who knows what photographers will be using at the 2016 Rio Olympics. I cant wait.