This war has been waging for years now, but when it comes down to it and you just want to get out and shoot for yourself, which do you prefer, your phone or your top of the line pro gear? Kim Thomas, an incredible nature and portrait photographer based in New York, has brought the battle to a head up at her blog with some comparison shots taken straight out of camera with both her Canon 5D Mark III and her iPhone 5s.
I personally love shooting with my iPhone. The ease of use and quick access to apps like VSCO and Snapseed to edit and post to social networks like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter are incredible. Not to mention the amount of weight I am saving while shooting with simply my iPhone. Always keeping myself aware of my suroundings for creative outlet and a chance to capture the action anywhere I am. The built in HDR is a nice touch compared to a DSLR and gives you just that little bit more freedom when shooting in difficult lighting situations.
Below you can see some of Kim's shots along with the simple comparison between her iPhone and Canon DSLR.
There are tons of beautiful cameras out there that I dream of, and then I see this jaw dropping photo a fourteen year old took with a little point and shoot film camera you buy from Walmart, and I think to myself, why am I standing in a camera store with no money (or money I shouldn't spend) when I could be out shooting? - Kim Thomas
Bear in mind, the competition really only matters when you're talking about scaled-down web viewing... but is it not arguable that's a majority of where we see photos today?
Kim's approach to the whole thing is quite simple and comes down to the basics of composition, light and subject matter. I would love to hear what you all prefer between your mobile device and your pro gear. Be sure to post in the comments below or reach out to me on Instagram or Twitter.
Be sure to check out more of Kim's work at her website along with more unreal shots from her iPhone over on her Instagram page!
[via Kim Thomas Blog]