iPhone Photography 2012

I have received several requests that I post more iPhone photography related material. Here is a start, with some iPhone photos I have taken this year.

Boot Line-up

This photo is one of those images that captures everyday life; I shot it as I walked across the front porch, and entered the house. It tells a colorful visual story in a single image.


This was one of what became a series of car logo macros, processed to bring out the reflections in the chrome, and enhance the color and contrast.

Crystal in the Window

This street shot of crystal stemware in a shop window produces a high contrast image with interesting texture and color when processed. One of my more interesting iPhone photos of the year, and one I plan to try printing at some point.

Shadows on the Curtains

The patterns that the sun created on these bedroom curtains, as it shone through a double hung window formed a dynamic image that called out to be shot.

Poppy and Bee

This macro of the inside of a poppy, as a bee was pollenating it, is one of the most dynamic and colorful iPhone photos  I have shot this year.

BrownEyed Susans

There is nothing unique about this macro of wildflowers, but the color, composition, and mood still put this image on the short list of my 2012 iPhone photos.

Tuscan Room with a View

The view from my hotel room window in Tuscany this summer. Too striking to pass up.

A1 Diner

A walk by shooting, of a picturesque diner in Maine.

Swimming Pool

Simple abstract of a swimming pool. But very satisfying.

Something of a tribute to Andrew Wyeth. Its pretty amazing that phones can make this kind of evocative images these days.

High Key Bacchus

An experiment in taking an image to the edge of recognizability. You decide if it results in a successful image.

Koln Dom

Night shot of the Cologne Cathedral during Photokina. This is shot with the iPhone 4S, without the improved low light capabilities of the iPhone 5.

Chaise Lounge Autumn

Again, an evocative image edited to enhance that feeling, from an iPhone; shot in the back yard.

After Dinner Espresso

My low key iPhone shot of the year. When our after dinner espresso arrived in bright red cups, on the black tablecloth, it demanded I pull out the iPhone, and take a shot.

Sculpture in the Rain

A shot at the local art theater, from their roof overhang. The mood and the rain against the clouds kept this image in the series.

Let me know which of these images work for you, and why.

Credits: C. David Tobie, Copyright 2012. Website: CDTobie.com Return to Blog’s Main Page

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7 thoughts on “iPhone Photography 2012

  1. Nice! What strikes me as I scroll over these images are these words: Simplicity and Strength of Subject. That’s the mark of a an experienced photographer, and for the most part, you have it here in spades.

    1. That depends on what you are doing, Ursula. For quick captures, ideas for artwork, components for montages, and macros, perhaps you could get away with just an iPhone and a set of add-on lenses. For serious photography, its another matter.

    1. Most of these images were processed with NIK’s Snapseed for the iPhone. NIK has now been acquired by Google, so the future of their iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows Apps is an open question. The Cathedral was run through Photoshop, as it needed major surgery, due to scaffolding that is always covering some part of the structure or other. The Fiat shot was edited in Lightroom, as that is where my library, including my phone photos, resides.

  2. Very nice to see what one can do with a small pocketable camera, that is where the future is: very small high quality cameras like the Canon S100 and Sony RX100, small enough to carry with you all the time. Thanks.
    André Dumas

  3. Let me echo Harold Johnson here. With these striking images you demonstrate an important truth – equipment does not make the picture, the photographer’s skill is still the most important element. That said, your post processing also demonstrates the potential for any photograph, regardless of source, using today’s software. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures!

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