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Jeremy Cowart Demonstrates The Power Of New The New iPhone 6 Plus Camera

By Anthony Thurston on September 25th 2014

Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart recently took the new iPhone 6 Plus out for a spin, using the new phone on a photo shoot with Johnnyswim. He even put together a great little video highlighting some of the key new features of the camera app to iOS8, and explained a bit about how he used the iPhone to his advantage for this shoot.

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I really loved the part of the video where Johnnyswim talks about how Jeremy using the iPhone actually made the shoot a little less stressful. Some of the images coming out of the shoot are absolutely amazing. You really wouldn’t be able to tell -just from looking – that the images were made with an iPhone. Here are a few of the shots that stood out to me…

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Of course, this is not the first time that an iPhone has been proven to be capable of producing high quality professional imagery. In fact, had our own little iPhone photo shoot back in 2011:

Fstoppers also did an iPhone fashion shoot a while back:

As you can see, iPhone camera tech has changed quite a bit since our video. The images that Jeremy put together, shot and processed, with the iPhone 6 Plus are pretty inspirational to anyone who worries about not having the right gear. Just stop. Get out and shoot with that you have, learn to play to its strengths and get some great images!

These camera phones are getting more and more capable by the year. But, at the end of the day, they are still small sensor, and limited in many applications when compared to their mirrorless and DSLR brethren. Still, it is not so far of a stretch to see a future where the script is flipped, and big bulky cameras are the used for novelty…

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What are your thoughts on this shoot with Jeremy Cowart? Would you ever consider shooting a client entirely with your phone? Leave a comment below!

[via Jeremy Cowart]

Credit: Images and Video are copyright Jeremy Cowart, and have been used with permission by SLR Lounge. Please do not copy or reproduce with out written consent from the copyright holder and SLR Lounge. 

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. David De Fotograaf

    I did one myself with my Samsung Xperia v2. I did use programs like Retica and of course Instagram… Let’s say, about 10% really worked for me, and that’s because I had a good “model”, that, when put in front of plain wall could still add style to a picture…

    It’s nice… but between this, DLRS and Four Thirds, I’ll take the latter two.
    I think Kodak even has a special kickstarter project running, about a phone that also works as a fully fledged camera?

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  2. Phil Bautista

    Peyton Manning. Alpha Male. Truth.

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  3. Anthony McFarlane

    Cool shoot. I guess i would only do an entire shoot like that if asked. I left the iphone bandwagon a couple of years back :-P i may try this with my S4

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  4. Robert Lüthje

    Wow! Love the image quality of the new iPhone! Great article!

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  5. Chuck Eggen

    I think the images look great but….. is it because they are creative images (lighting, no concern for DoF, colors)? Not knocking it, just a thought.

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    • Stan Rogers

      The shallow DoF thing is really just a it of a “right now” fetish (and you can still get a taste of it by getting closer). It works when it works, but it’s not a panacea or the mark of a good picture. Heck, for most of photography, getting enough DoF is the hard part. (Environmental portraiture without the environment is sort of missing the point, f’rinstance.) No question that it hurts a bit not to have the option when you want it, but you shouldn’t always want it.

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