Chapter 9. For Inspiration

Why would professional photographers, with all of their equipment and expertise, opt to use the iPhone camera? Is it just about convenience, or is there more to it? After all, using the iPhone camera means giving up so many of the tools used by the pros: manual controls for the aperture and shutter speed, interchangeable lenses, and more. And yet even with those limitations, professional photographers have come to view the iPhone as a liberating tool for photographic creativity and experimentation. It’s always with you, it provides instant gratification, and you can blast into the photographic past with a wildly innovative coterie of apps intended to bring back darkroom processes, obsolete films, and a host of tools ...

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