I am/was down in Scottsdale, AZ for a while we were planning to be there for the week but that is probably going to change due to COVID-19 so I decided to go to Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l for a couple hours to go spotting with my trusty Samsung Galaxy S8.
Regarding my “camera equipment” I can agree with those of you who have told me that if I want to get into spotting to get a real camera.
That aside I hope you enjoy the grainy pictures of my first real spotting experience.
That was taken by my phone and was even used in a promotional advertisement for the airline Swoop.
This is just a good example of why cellphone photos aren’t as bad as what some people make them out to be.
I totally agree. Sure there’s a good reason people still get DSLRs, but especially if your close, or just want an image to say been there, done that, seen that, a phone is perfectly acceptable. I mean I’ve gotten a smart phone image into Jet Photos before, sure it was a wing view, but smartphones are darn good photo takers these days, definitely comparable to a DSLR with an 18-55 mm lense given that a lot of smart phones have two if not increasingly three lenses.
Yeah, try telling my photography teacher that though! lol
Here’s another I took with an iPhone 5 of all things. The camera on that is very crappy in any other environment, but somehow, the photo gods let me get a good photo (granted it is very identical to the other one I just posted haha)
I am a firm believer of this. My only few other times I have been spotting were times I have been allowed down on to the airport ramp which made phone spotting quite nice. When you are standing in a parking garage 1000yrds from what you are trying to take a picture of things are very very different which led me to see the importance of “the right tools for the job”.
It is, but taking the photo is only the first step. Many professional photographs are edited. Put it this way, you wouldn’t have the photo without the camera (In this case, my old iPhone 5). I believe that editing your photos is just a part of the process, and that the result is still art, all the same.
I’d argue that doesn’t matter, and actually proves that @Oskapew is a good photographer. It’s a compelling photo, with a good subject, and so what if the editing enhances that? That’s the point of editing, sure when you zoom in it quickly becomes clear that was taken on a second rate camera, but that’s not what you noticed right away is it? It was the beautiful colors, and angle looking down the side of the of the plane. Editing a photo well certainly isn’t some kind of cheating or something, it’s all part of being good at this…
I digress, back on topic, if you two want to keep discussing this message me, I’d be happy to talk. 😀