The Most Review : iphone se most detailed camera review on the planet-Right before we start this real world review if you haven’t signed up for the fronknowsphoto email list just look for this orange box over on the website put your name email address in it hit send it I will send you a free guide to capturing motion in low light situations. Jared Polin froknowsphoto.com and this is real world review from Berlin Germany of the iPhone plus dual-camera system.
So the first place we started to shoot was at the Brandenburg Gate. I thought this was a great opportunity to
try and get some very symmetrical shots of the gate. Now it’s a famous landmark so that’s why I tried to get these perfect shots.
We so happen to pick an amazing time to be out here in Berlin to shoot. We were unaware that they were going to be
running the marathon so if you see people running around well that’s what’s going on. Now this isn’t my normal real world review
because I’m usually doing a DSLR or mirrorless camera or something that’s more traditionally seen as a camera. But with everybody having one of these everybody
is now a photographer so there is no reason why you can’t get quality images with something like this.
So what I’m going to do here while in Berlin is try and capture some awesome photos with just this using the ProCam app because that
shoots raw. So an IOS Apple has given third party app developers the ability to allow you to shoot raw raw DNG.
So that’s what we’re here to do. That’s what we’re here to test out and now why don’t we get some shots?
My goal was to get the statues up top to get a lot of sky in there but the issue that I ran into is that my lines weren’t straight.
I’d like to get my lines straight and was finding that I was missing just a bit. And one of the reasons that was is because
there’s a little menu on the screen in the ProCam app that I wasn’t sure how to remove. Well it was actually simple.
I swiped my finger up and it moved out of the way. This way I could get my symmetry better because I was finding that I was missing it because
the lens is not on center. It’s off to the side slightly which means I have to compensate with my body or my hand
placement to get the image more symmetrical. I’m reviewing some of the images and I’m starting to see that my lines aren’t always
straight. They kinda look straight as am about to take the picture but I think part of the problem
is I hit the shutter button up top and I must be knocking it off access just a little bit. So I may switch over to just hitting the
shutter button on the screen the digital one to hopefully get better results because if I don’t have straight lines I’m going
to have to crop which means I’m losing quality and I don’t wanna to lose quality in the final images.
So with the iPhone Plus you don’t have one but you actually have two image centers built in to the phone.
You have a wide angle which an f. and you have [indiscernible] [::] calling it a X time zoom which is a f. which means
when you switch from one lens to the other you gonna end up losing a little bit of light. That is not stable. You have to remember that this camera that’s
in this phone you have nothing to grab on to. We don’t have a grip. We don’t have any sta- way to stabilize it
other than the built in image stabilization
in the one lens.
This is not easy at all because normally
you have a grip to hold on to but here you
have to hold the phone a certain way to get
Just steal on some photos when I can.
They’re probably like who is this heavy guy
trying to take a picture?
But I don’t speak the language so it’s okay.
So what would a cell phone be without the
We might as well shoot a selfie with the front-facing
camera because I’m here shooting pictures.
Who is gonna shoot pictures of me?
There’s not like there’s a million people
There actually are but I made an attempt
to get a selfie.
Oh and again this camera isn’t lined up in
the middle so that’s not easy.
I gotta fi- I gotta find where I’m needing
This is not easy.
Now my hair just blocks the entire Bradenburg
That’s a that’s a terrible thing.
My arms aren’t long enough.
Oh actually let’s turn the camera upside
down and see what we can do.
No just the top of my afro.
Anyway am not really here for selfies.
I’m here for better better images.
That must have been the worst jump in the
history of jump photos.
That’s not – yeah.
Speaker : I like your show a lot.
Jared Polin: Oh thank you.
Speaker : What are you doing in Berlin?
Jared Polin: Uh we’re testing out this the
What was pretty cool when a fan came up to
me and wanted to get a picture but I thought
he wanted to get a picture with me but no
he handed me a disposable camera and asked
me to take a couple of photos so I obliged.
Just because you may be a tourist doesn’t
mean you need to shoot like that.
Try to get your composition spot on because
composition is going to help your image be
a much better shot.
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Now let’s get back to the shoot.
So then we moved over to the corner of the
Now it’s a really awesome looking building.
The architecture is incredible.
It also gave me a great opportunity to shoot
up at the corner of the building that was
being bathed in beautiful morning light.
There were also some awesome clouds to try
and capture and I think I did a fantastic
job over there.
They’re some of my favorite photos from the
Trying to find my angle.
It’s like I wish I could cut my thumb off.
It’s it’s in the way.
The thumb is blocking my eye view.
It’s like I’d nowhere to p- I’ve nowhere to
p-put it without – I have to – all right uh
I’ll try this.
My goal is symmetry.
Uh now the flag looks good.
So as a professional photographer myself
I’m used to having a lot of different options
in my bag when it comes to being more creative.
Now using the phone you kind of lack a lot
of options to use.
So you’re only limited to the two lens that
you have and it makes it more difficult to
It make it more difficult to get the shots
that you’re trying to envision because you
know that you could capture something with
your DSLR that you can’t capture with this.
Looking for dead space.
I thought it will be a great opportunity with
so many people around to try and steal some
candid action shots.
Whether they’re bikes going by or people
walking across the street or kids just standing
waiting for the light to change.
I thought that was a great opportunity to
test out the camera and see how the results
The one thing I can’t do is really blow out
the background with this.
I’d love to have that background.
That’s with a portrait mode for iPhone is
gonna come into play but I wanted to steal
That was awesome.
It’s not a good idea to ever drop any of your
cameras but it’s probably not a good idea
to drop your phone down into the sewer.
The goal right here is trying to steal some
some street photos.
People doing things.
Kids and stuff pushing the button behind me.
I mean that’s what street photography is
kind of all about and yes the phone is a
little more discrete.
You just have to be pretty good at what you’re
Bike and then you have to also take into
account that you don’t have a lot of depth
or field here because I’m not using the uh
The actually the iPhone app for a portrait
mode isn’t even out yet so I just have to
concentrate on on getting good street photos.
Huh it’s so hard to see.
So what these stones signify right here on
the street is the separation point between
East Berlin and West Berlin when they put
up the Berlin wall.
So if I was standing here all those years
ago pre nineteen eighty nine obviously I
would be in no man’s land.
Not a great place to be but I thought that
this will be an interesting photo.
Feet straddling both lines of the Berlin wall
get the shot and then move on.
So when you go to a city there is always
somebody taking a Segway tour.
Now I will take a Segway tour everywhere if
I didn’t have to wear one of those bike helmets
but nonetheless I captured some photos.
I’m going to get some Segway tour photos.
Yeah look these motor lane.
So throughout this entire real world review
I felt like I was leaving something behind
every time I moved from point A to point B.
The fact of the matter is I didn’t have a
camera bag to carry around.
This is all I was carrying around.
Because I didn’t have a camera bag my shoulders
weren’t hurting from carrying around different
lenses and a couple of bodies and a bunch
of different accessories but there’s always
When you carry around something like this
there’s not too many added accessories you
can use on a phone like this.
Whereas with a DSLR of course you can add
different lenses different flashes different
accessories but other than that it’s just
a basic trade off.
So being that it’s such a challenge to capture
candid moments and action shots with just
the phone I thought I’d try to steal some
images of bikes chained up against the bike
So there was a little girl walking down this
wall and I thought that this will be a great
time to try and get a candid moment.
Now these are times where you have to be careful
when the parents are around of course.
That was – tha- that’s called faking it meaning
making pretend I’m actually shooting the bike
but am actually shooting the kid.
Stealing a photo.
Doing what I’m not supposed to do but as
a photo journalist I’m doing it.
Quick tip if you wanna blowout the background
no matter what camera phone you have or if
you have the two time optical zoom of the
iPhone Plus get closer to your subject.
Fill your frame.
The closer to the subject you get the easier
it is to blow out the background and to blow
out the background I mean get it out of focus
which separates the in focus subject from
the out of focus background.
Adriana: [indiscernible] [::].
Jared Polin: Yeah.
Adriana: [indiscernible [::].
Jared Polin: Sure.
Speaker : Hey there?
Adriana: Thank you.
Jared Polin: Hello.
Speaker : What’s up?
No no no.
You’re YouTube all the time.
Jared Polin: Thank you.
What’s your name?
Jared Polin: Adriana nice to meet you.
Hey let’s turn this way cuz the sun is over
Speaker : Yeah.
Adriana: Very handsome.
You’re in the middle.
Jared Polin: Oh okay.
Jared Polin: So let’s put something in perspective
The sensor sizes in this plus are something
along the lines of this.
The smaller the sensor that means the higher
the ISO you go the less quality you’re going
to get out of your sensor.
Now in terms of a millimeter full frame
sensor you’re looking at something this big.
You’re not gonna be able to replicate the
same thing in a camera phone as you’re in
a DSLR but you can get quality results with
a phone like this in the right lighting situations.
It also comes down to your composition and
the image that you’re capturing.
Here in front of the United States Embassy
I have the right to bear arms.
It’s a red light but any cars coming?
No no cars coming.
I cross on red lights.
Just as one person gets out of my shot a
million people get in my shot.
So here in Berlin there’s a holocaust memorial
with a museum underneath it.
Now they’ve all these pillars in varying size
and they wave along as you go through them.
It’s kind of like a maze.
So that makes an interesting opportunity to
capture some interesting shots.
You also have to watch where you’re going
cuz people are criss crossing all the way
through there but that’s where you can get
people just thinking and contemplating or
So I decided to sit in a certain location
and wait for people to walk by and try to
steal their image as they were going by.
I think I got some good shots.
Now there was an image that I tried to capture
that I thought would be pretty cool.
It was two girls walking down a corridor
and when I went to take the shot and I captured
it I looked back at it and I realized that
they were blurry.
They weren’t out of focus they were motion
blurred because the shutter speed was too
That’s because I was focused on just trying
to capture the image and in the manual app
I do have the option to control the shutter
speed manually but I can let the app do most
of the work for me so that I could focus
on capturing the image.
In this case it bit me in the butt so in
the future if I get into a lower light situation
and have to capture motion
and control my shutter speed and bump it higher.
One of the things you need to be careful about
when using the iPhone to take photos is that
you don’t have a view finder like a traditional
Whether it is through the lens view finder
or just an EVF you don’t have it.
So sometimes in bright daylight it makes
harder no matter how bright you make the screen
to see the image that you’re about to shoot.
One easy remedy is if you have a histogram.
If you have the option of turning that on
that’s gonna give you a basic representation
of your scene to make sure your exposure
is where you need it to be.
Here is a quick tip.
One of the number one mistakes that people
make is this.
What is this?
This is pinching to zoom on your phone.
No matter what phone you have whether it has
optical zoom or it doesn’t one of the worst
things that you can do is do digital zoom.
You’re losing mega pixels there which means
you’re going to lose quality.
How do you solve this?
Simple you move your feet.
You move forward.
You move back.
You get your composition right and that’s
how you stop doing this which is digital
Move your feet.
Next we walked over to a piece of what’s
left of the Berlin wall.
So now it’s not the most photogenic thing
to capture an image of but when you travel
it’s a great opportunity to go to historic
places and get some interesting shots.
Those are things that you can share with the
world and they can say Oh
like to be there?
So that’s why I took a couple of pictures
of a piece of the Berlin wall.
On top of getting wider shots of the pieces
of the Berlin wall I thought it’ll be a great
opportunity to try and get some detailed shots.
There was rebar [Phonetic] [::] there
were rocks there were holes in the wall
and that’s a good opportunity to
get those detail shots that go hand in hand
with the other wider shots.
You still need to have pieces of the wall
so you can’t come to Berlin and not go to
the wall to at least see it’s like but what
I find interesting is seeing the bricks that
go all around Berlin where the wall was that
separated the east from the west and now you
just see people freely walking through a park
stepping over where the wall once was.
So that’s why I got a couple of snapshots
with the phone.
Just because your camera is up top on your
phone doesn’t mean you can’t flip it upside
down to get a different perspective on what
Now here’s a quick example that I personally
I turned the phone upside down to shoot a
glass of water at the bar with awesome lights
in the background.
The picture looks immense.
This is a great quick tip for when you’re
trying to shoot smaller objects and you wanna
make them look bigger.
Then we move on to Jugendamt Mitte which gave
us an opportunity to get some street performers.
While over there I captured a panoramic.
Now I didn’t use the ProCam for that.
I simply used the camera app that Apple supplies.
They do a great job getting you panoramic
so that was pretty awesome.
Keep in mind if you’re gonna use the camera
app that Apple gives you it’s only going
to be in jpeg since you can’t save it as a
With the iPhone Plus you’re kinda limited
on what you can capture because there were
times during this real world review where
I would have loved to have blown the background
out even more than I was able to do.
I would have loved to have that separation
where the little girl was trying to chase
after bubbles yet I could read every street
sign in the background.
If I had a DSLR with me of course I’d be
able to switch lenses.
I’d be able to try and capture that image
Now I’m not saying that it’s worse with the
phone it’s just a little limiting so keep
that in mind.
Now we know that Apple is coming out with
the portrait camera mode inside of their camera
That isn’t currently out when I’m testing
That’s gonna give you a digital representation
of bokeh but in this it’s very hard to blow
out the background especially for shots where
the background is super deep and you’re far
away from the subject.
Trying to get some bubbles.
Gonna lay on the ground try to get some kids
I’m getting a bath.
Don’t get in my eye.
At least my phone is gonna get clean from
Bubblebrothers.eu. needs to be right there
right there yeah yeah.
Oh that was a perfect one.
So just because you have a camera phone
doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with the
photos you’re trying to take.
So that’s when I decided to lay on my back
and try to get the bubbles floating over me.
It’s an interesting perspective to try and
Now I had to be pretty creative doing it.
Try to anticipate when the bubbles were gonna
float over me but I think I got some awesome
Some of them even have the reflection of myself
and other ones have the reflection of the
guy blowing the bubbles.
It’s not the easiest thing to do but you
can absolutely be creative with a camera just
I’ve worked out right here.
Yeah it is it is core
Now the closer you get to the subject you
do give yourself the ability to blow out the
background but it is much harder than if
you’re using a DSLR in first class.
Jared Polin: Let me just turn have you hold
that and I’ll just get a picture of you if
you just turn this way.
One of the harder things to capture with this
phone are candid portraits.
Tighter shots that fill the frame properly
in my opinion.
I ran into many issues because the X zoom
is great for certain things especially inanimate
objects but at certain times it doesn’t get
the job done when am trying to capture an
awesome portrait or a candid moment.
So that’s something you need to keep in mind
when you’re out there shooting.
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Now let’s get back to the shoot.
So I went and took a break because I saw a
place that sells cupcakes.
How can you pass up a place that sells cupcakes
and drink some tea?
I picked up some of the most mini cupcakes
you’ve ever seen and tried to be creative
to get some interesting shots.
Now that was not easy.
I had to spend the time turning the camera
phone upside down to try and get a very interesting
perspective on the cupcakes but we were able
to blowout the background even without having
the portrait mode that Apple has you use.
So am pretty happy with those shots.
What I was going for was trying to get the
cupcakes nice and in focus with the chair
out of focus and the building in the background
out of focus because a lot of people say
that you can’t blowout the background and
get cool bokeh with a small sensor from a
phone just like this.
Well this shows you that you can do it.
Now whether it’s easy or not is another story
but I was able to capture some cool shots
with the cupcakes and other things out of
So part of the battle is capturing the image.
The other part of the battle is how you process
the raw files after the fact because you’re
getting the raw data out of this camera depending
on what app you’re using.
When you get it into the computer or on your
phone and you start processing it that’s
where your image can come to life.
So you better get good at processing your
raw files if you’re gonna shoot in raw.
I was also able to get some cool shots inside
of the cupcake place of the cupcakes just
waiting for their new homes which are in people’s
bellies including mine but they were some
I even got to blow out the background where
I was shooting one of the featured cupcakes
for the day and the employee in the background
just standing wondering what the hell we were
All right I wanna give a special shout-out
to somebody here.
Come on in Jessica.
This is Jessica Bunk.
She was very helpful.
Give me a high five.
Now get out of my frame.
She was of great help.
So I had a great time here in Berlin capturing
images for this real world review but because
I shot everything raw I need to go ahead
and process it but I’m not gonna sit here
and it on my phone right now.
That’s going to wait till I get home and back
in the loft to do the raw edit.
So why don’t we send it back to the loft right
now and see how the results turned out.
So here we’re back at the loft and I wanna
remind you that if you’d like to download
all the [indiscernible] [::] you can
do that over on the site as well as download
sample raw DNG files to go ahead and edit
yourself to see how the results turned out.
Now before I get in here and show you all
of the images that I edited I wanna tell
you that I edited in adobe light room back
here on the desktop.
Sure on the road I could have edited in adobe
light room mobile but for me it’s much easier
to sit in front of a desktop computer to do
It’s much quicker easier and I think I can
get better results.
Now with that said if I needed to use light
room mobile to do editing I could do it on
the phone or I could do it on the iPad and
then turn it out into the world but being
that I had time I was able to edit it right
Now the last thing is I used ProCam app
because at the time of the recording it was
the only app out there that let me shoot raw
DNG but gave me the ability to use both lenses
where adobe light room didn’t have that capability
at that time.
Let’s turn here and look at some of the images.
Now here you have the Bradenburg Gate.
Now you can see that I shot it at ISO.
Most of the time I let the camera do all the
work or in essence I let the phone do all
of the work.
The app that I was using I let it pick the
settings for me though I still had manual
control over it.
That’s one of the reasons I use ProCam verse
lightroom because I have more control over
the manual settings if I wanna make some tweaks.
So I’m happy with the results that I got out
of the camera right here.
They look perfectly fine to me.
The colors look great.
The sharpness look great.
In terms of depth of field for a shot like
this it doesn’t really matter.
Here you can start to see where my lines aren’t
I ran into some issues when I was pressing
the shutter button or moving the phone.
It kind of moves in lose axes or moves axes
which means that sometimes my angle aren’t
Uh moving on to a shot like this.
Now I printed this photo out.
One way that you can tell if a photo is quality
is how does it look when you print it out?
It’s one thing to pixel peep on the computer
but it’s another thing to see a final print.
Now this print I think looks fantastic in
the detailed areas of the building.
If you hang it on the wall and you say to
somebody What was this taken with?
Or if you just let them look at it they’re
not going to sit and say Oh did you take
this with a cell phone or a DSLR?
Because a good photo is a good is a good
photo is a good photo any which way you slice
Now if we’re gonna analyze it just a little
bit in in the print in this area you can
see the defined noise the defined grain.
That’s when you’re pixel peeping but again
this is ISO.
Keep in mind that the center is super tiny
tiny on a phone like this and you’re not
gonna get the same quality as you are going
to get on a DSLR which we’ll talk about in
just a minute.
Moving on stealing a candid image.
I found that most of the shots that I was
taking I was using the X zoom.
Because that gave me that millimeter equivalent
to try and snipe some of candid images that
I’m used to try to capture with longer lenses.
In some cases the wide angle came in handy
but you can see for an image like this that
the background isn’t blown out.
You don’t have that beautiful bokeh.
Now it – no it’s not even blown out at – one
bit at all.
Some of the other images coming up will be
but that brings up the question what do I
think about the digital bokeh effect for the
portrait mode that the iPhone is going to
be releasing shortly.
When we were in Germany that wasn’t out yet
and it’s still embedded when we were making
this video but from the sample files that
I saw the bokeh looks pretty good.
Now on some of them you could see a halo
going around the image because it’s doing
some separation there but for the most part
I think the digital bokeh is a pretty good
representation of what actual bokeh looks
like and I know some traditionalists in the
world they could be like its digital.
I don’t want to do it.
It looks terrible.
No it really doesn’t look terrible and I
think that it’s a good thing it’s a good
opportunity for people picking up a phone
like this to start to see what bokeh actually
To start to speak the language of photography.
To understand what it is so that they may
graduate to a DSLR or a mirrorless camera.
Now I call this training wheels.
A camera like this or a phone like this is
training wheels showing people what the possibilities
are but I think they may run into problems
when they do graduate to a different type
of camera because they’re gonna take a picture
they’ll be like why isn’t the digital bokeh
Why isn’t it working?
And they’re gonna need to be educated to see
how it works.
I’m not upset with digital bokeh.
I’m actually looking forward to getting it
so I can use it to get blown-out backgrounds
but I love a shot like this candid in black
You wouldn’t be able to tell me that it was
taken with what it was taken with.
Just a cool photo of the Berlin wall where
it used to be.
I’m straddling both East and West Berlin
then we had people crossing the street just
basically snipping that shot right there.
Who doesn’t want to take pictures of bikes?
But it looks good in black and white.
I’ll say this a lot of the images come to
life in post processing.
In how you edit them.
That’s where they come to life.
Having the raw file capability with the IOS
We know that Apple is not the first phone
to go ahead and put raw capability into it
but now that it has it that’s what I’m here
Having the raw file gives me such more ability
to edit the file after the fact to where I
want it to be.
To bring it more to life.
It’s not about getting the exposure wrong
it’s about bringing it to life and I think
I was able to bring these files to life really
Here is an example of where you can see some
bokeh in the background.
You can see that I’m focused on the little
girl here and um the background starting
to blur out.
If I can blur it out even more with the digital
bokeh I’d be even happier but that’s a really
cool shot right there.
Uh the black and white tones they look pretty
good as well.
You can see that with the millimeter lens
at a . whereas the wider one you also i-
it- it’s a . but I’m happy with the tones
Happy with a shot like this.
Um it gives me the ability to be creative.
Is it gonna replace my DSLR?
No time soon.
Would I use it if I needed to use it to get
This is an issue that I ran into.
You can see that these girls are walking away
and this would have been a good shot if it
was sharp and in focus.
Then I looked back at what my exposure was
was th of a second so my shutter speed
was extremely slow and I’m only at ISO.
I could have bumped it a little bit if I was
paying attention but being that it didn’t
have the exact controls of like a DSLR I’m
I’m more focused on capturing the image that’s
in front of me when now knowing that with
that ProCam app I have the ability to tweak
my exposure I could have bumped my shutter
speed up higher and it would have compensated
to hopefully allow me to freeze this action.
Still one of the changes – one of the differences
between lightroom mobile and this ProCam
is that lightroom mobile doesn’t really give
you a lot in the way of manual controls at
least right now.
If they do start to offer me more manual controls
I will replace ProCam straight away so that
I just live in the ecosystem of lightroom
mobile because I think it’s a fantastic way
to edit your images.
I put this here because it’s just the Berlin
It’s a piece of the actual Berlin wall.
Uh It’s not in a great area but it’s a good
You know what?
This phone acts really well for taking snapshots.
In the right hands you’re gonna get great
With just the everyday people the % of
the world who just want to take a picture
and share with the world they’re gonna get
fantastic re- results with this and I think
they’re also gonna end up getting poor results
if they think that they’re gonna get awesome
photos in low light situations where no cell
phone is really gonna shine in low light situations.
We’ll get to more of that in a second.
We got to shoot this guy doing bubbles and
it was a good opportunity to get interesting
You can see that the bokeh in the background
If I could said I don’t know how digital
bokeh would have worked with especially with
bubbles flying around it may not have been
able to do that.
And let me reiterate why I didn’t use the
camera app again that Apple has.
It doesn’t let you shoot raw.
It’s as simple as that.
It doesn’t give you the ability to save them
as raw files just jpegs.
You can see how the background is destructing.
This is completely in completely in focus
whereas if I had a DSLR the background is
gonna be obliterated but it’s an okay shot.
Uh I got to talk to him and get some cool
This is one of the only shots I was able to
do up close to get a portrait because when
you don’t know the people you have to get
a rapport to get a shot like this.
Uh also the millimeter the X zoom isn’t
long enough but this looks like it’s great
quality to me.
To get a portrait like this yes the background
that actually has some bokeh in it that’s
Um look how solid the skin tones are.
You don’t really see a lot of grain and noise.
Yes it’s ISO but it all relates different
to a DSLR because the sensor is only that
big but that’s a really good head shot done
with the raw file.
I’m happy with a shot like this.
That – Huh Yeah I’m just happy with it.
Moving on one of my favorite shots from the
The print of this looks incredible.
The tones look great.
The girl’s look looks great.
She’s waiting for these bubble to fly.
I actually don’t mind that the background
isn’t blowout in this one because you have
all of these other people doing things in
Sure I would love to isolate her more but
I love the look.
I love the candid moment that was captured
and in this case I think the black and white
image makes it feel like it was shot with
the DSLR verse just being done with a with
a cell phone.
But the fact that I’m able to get the quality
of an imagine like this with a cell phone
Uh a little bit of motion blur here with
this girl running.
Uh then the bubble you can see that I think
my exposure was thrown off here.
I recall that I had my screen brightness all
the way up and I was going ahead and moving
my manual exposures not thinking that my
screen was overly bright so things on it
are going to look over exposed and I’m compensating
and because I compensated too much this is
why it looks a little greyed out and not super
That’s something you have to keep in mind
when you’re edi- uh when you’re shooting
Um but I love the reflection that I’m getting.
Look at this.
We have the reflection of the bubble we have
my I shoot raw shot reflection right here
and again you see noise
we’re zoomed in one to one.
You are going to see noise and grain in a
d mark in an icon d it doesn’t matter.
When you zoom in one to one it’s in the prints
where you get the results.
Um beautiful shots like this.
Yes a lot of spraying and praying.
I took over photos throughout that entire
shoot hoping that I got the right shot not
spraying and praying but making sure I got
the shots I needed for the shoot – um for
Uh happy with a shot like that.
Printed this out with a metallic print looks
When you get up close to the fine details
yes you can see that noise and grain even
Keep that in mind.
Just cool that I’m able to capture that.
This is a panoramic shot jpeg because that’s
how the phone does it but man it’s actually
a pretty big file that’s highly detailed except
for I cut this girl – this girl’s arm got
– and her foot got cut off.
She must have been moving or the panoramic
was going on but being able to snap a panoramic
that’s this large if I printed this out on
this Epson printer over here it would look
pretty good and so having that ability is
So moving on to some of the others.
We went to a cupcake place.
Thought it will be good to get some detailed
shots the colors the tones
out in the raw file is what it’s all about
but having a nice file to start with definitely
Showing you the digital bo- not digital bokeh.
Um showing you the digital bo- well not
digital bokeh showing you real bokeh being
able to blow out the background.
The files handle very well much better than
if you were trying to edit a jpeg.
So I like this shot.
The fact that I was able to be creative and
blow out the background.
The cupcakes sucked by the way.
They were overpriced and they weren’t very
good in my opinion.
Moving on uh I picked this because this
Let’s zoom in and see the noise.
That noise right there looks like something
like hundred in a normal DSLR.
It’s a usable shot in a low light – well it’s
not even that low light of a situation.
So it’s just showing you what happens at higher
ISOs you’re going to see more prevalent noise
more prevalent grain
in a dark area.
If this was a dark area the image would not
look this good.
The noise and grain is gonna be more prevalent
and you’re not gonna get a great shot.
This is real bokeh.
Again am focused right here on this cupcake
and having her out of focus in the background
hundred ISO and then we already talked
about this image right here.
So what it really comes down to is how were
both of the cameras?
I think it handled well in my hands.
It always comes down to that is that a good
photo is a good photo is a good photo no
matter what you shoot it with.
You should be able to get quality results
with whatever camera that you use.
In the right hands somebody is going to get
good results with this.
In just the everyday person’s hands that’s
using this they’re not gonna over analyze
They’re just taking snapshots anyway and
there’s nothing wrong with that.
I’m excited to see what people do with the
digital uh bokeh the portrait mode when
that gets released by Apple.
I think that’s the training wheels to grow
people into saying how awesome photography
is and maybe they progress from there.
In the end it’s not replacing a DSLR for
me it’s not gonna replace a DSLR for anybody
else because you cannot get the same results
but you can get quality photos like I showed
from the prints that I did.
That black and white of that girl standing
Whether that was with a DSLR or a phone it’s
a great shot and I’m very happy with the results
I was able to get including being able to
edit the raw files in the computer in the
lightroom as well as using lightroom mobile.
I love having that ability and I think a
lot of photographers out there will as well.
Overall fantastic results very happy with
it in an – in a great lighting situation.
Don’t think it’s going to do well in a low
light situation but that is the real world
review of the Apple iPhone Plus dual-camera
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