The iPhone (6s Plus) Camera

October 9, 2015


I love taking pictures. No real shocker there.

 The thing I look forward to with every iPhone release is the camera specs. At this point the iPhone has replaced DSLR for me. I'm still shopping around for a new one but with the iPhone 6s Plus I'm in no real hurry.

The newest lineup has a 12MP camera and a bunch of other specifications that I don't know what they mean but sound nice. I haven't really played around with the 4K video or Live Photos (accidental ones don't count) because I'm too busy being impressed with the camera! I noticed there's less noise, the colors are richer and brighter. I actually have to spend more time decreasing the effect of filters because the pictures are bright and balanced as is.

I have a couple of friends who don't know better and have Android devices and what I notice from their images is that their Android pictures were slightly warmer and more saturated, which is good in some scenarios but it tends to look unnatural. Especially for those of us who edit pictures like its our job. Like, no, let me control that! I don't have any Android knowledge so it's not a "iPhone is better" thing but it is, it's just what I've noticed. 

(But remember, it's been labeled iphoneography. =P) 

 Unlike before, there's no real need to adjust brightness/ contrast / saturation and all that. Yes, natural light and angles always do a subject favors but the iPhone (6s+) camera makes it so easy. 

Nighttime and bright light! Even post edit, there's very little noise. 

I always get asked what and how I edit my Instagram pictures. Like I mentioned, I adjust (either or a couple) brightness / saturation / temperature / contrast if needed and then lightly apply a filter that I feel brings out the subject or colors. I tend to rotate between, VSCOcam, Mextures and Enlight. Recently though, I've used the filters and editing tools within the Instagram app. They've really stepped it up and there's a couple of things that even my trio of choice don't have. 

This is obviously not an in-depth review, there's so many out there right now and can (actually) be helpful if you're deliberating whether to upgrade or not. This is my personal opinion and preference. 
But coming from the 6 Plus, I think it's worth the upgrade. 

Like mentioned in the previous post, I have a Flickr album dedicated to pictures taken with the 6s Plus. Instagram still compresses images (although not as bad as before) but you can see them in their full glory on my Flickr and the others I don't post there or here. ❤︎

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