Kevin Russ, Traveling And Paying The Bills With iPhoneography

Kevin Russ, Traveling And Paying The Bills With iPhoneography

A couple years ago I discovered Kevin Russ on Flickr. I love his portrait work and his use of natural light. I hadn't seen much from him on Flickr in a while and just the other day I found out why. Kevin has been traveling the United States, shooting landscape photography with just his iPhone, and living off the print sales.

I must admit I am jealous of Kevin's current life. He hops in his car, looks at a map of places he wants to go in this country, and takes off. When he gets there he photographs what he sees, predominantly landscapes and nature, and most of which he shoots on his iPhone. He is a contributor to iStockphoto as well as sells his prints on his Society 6 page. Check out his work, in my opinion it is absolutely beautiful. He also has a new flickr for his mobile photos, check it out! I think his work is a prime example of the fact that it isn't about the camera, it's about the photographer.

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The snowy horse shot and golden hour beach shot were DSLR. Circa 2009 for him - check it out on his old flickr.

Also this article is misleading because for years he's been a pioneer at where he generates most of his living, and continues to do so. 

True. If you look at his profile on iStock, he has over 190k downloads. Even if he made only $1.00 each, that is a healthy check.

Here's a more thorough interview with him:

One thing that has frustrated me about taking photos with my iPhone is that I can't get full control over the exposure. Ex. I'll tap in the brightest spots on the screen and it'll reduce the exposure, but oftentimes not enough. The image is still blown out in spots.

Is there an app that give you full control to dial exposure up or down as much as needed?