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Wedding Photographer Shoots The Same Pics With Both The New iPhone 11 Pro And His Gear, Compares The Results
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Wedding Photographer Shoots The Same Pics With Both The New iPhone 11 Pro And His Gear, Compares The Results

The iPhone 11 Pro, with its triple rear cameras, night mode, and new selfie camera is surely meant to be Apple’s photography counter to Android’s three-camera flagships, the Huawei P30 Pro, Google Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10. But just how good is it? Professional wedding photographers of 7 years Jamie and Lauren Eichar wanted to find out. They took the new device alongside their trusty Canon 5D Mark IV for an engagement shoot with their friends, and then posted the results side-by-side for people to compare.

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Image credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=423&v=-2OqqrtKS-E

“We got into photographing weddings accidentally,” Jamie told Bored Panda. “My wife and I had only been dating at the time for 1 month and some good friends of ours were getting married and asked us to photograph their wedding because of our interest in photography.”

At the time they were in college, just shooting as a hobby. “We posted their photos up on Facebook and a lot of our friends who were getting married right out of college started asking us to shoot their wedding too. People liked having familiar faces behind the camera and a really great discount from beginner photographers who weren’t doing so bad at it. Once we had a decent enough portfolio, we asked ourselves if we wanted to really go for this full time. As the weddings continued to snowball we got more and more serious about wedding photography. Seven years later and we’ve photographed about 150 weddings and love it.”

Image credits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=423&v=-2OqqrtKS-E

iPhone 11 Pro

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

Canon 5D Mark IV

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

iPhone 11 Pro

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

Canon 5D Mark IV

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

iPhone 11 Pro

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

Canon 5D Mark IV

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

iPhone 11 Pro

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

Canon 5D Mark IV

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

iPhone 11 Pro Portrait Mode

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

iPhone 11 Pro Not Portrait Mode

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

iPhone 11 Pro

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

Canon 5D Mark IV

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

iPhone 11 Pro

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

Canon 5D Mark IV

Image credits: http://eicharphotography.com

“A phone in your pocket is a camera in your pocket and we love that we always have that on us,” Jamie said. “It’s easy to mess around with it in whatever setting we’re in everyday life… playing with our nieces and nephew, going on a hike, or traveling we’ve got an impressive little camera right with us.”

“We started pulling out our phones for a few extra portrait images on wedding days and engagement shoots as a way to send the couple teaser images as they wait to get all of their photos back. Once portrait mode became a thing, we’ve wanted to make this video to show off what the iPhone is capable of. Not until the iPhone 11 came out, did it actually feel like the quality was this good that we could fool people to think that it’s from our professional DSLR.”

So far, Jamie has always had an iPhone and hasn’t explored other phones. “I’m always interested in what each one is capable of. From what I see in reviews, it seems like there are lots of great cameras on other smart phones but none that do portrait mode as well as the iPhone.”

The photographer said that you’re going to be able to get the image you like with every camera. If you understand lighting, composition, framing, posing, and other key essentials, of course. With that said,  when it comes to smartphones, Jamie still chooses the iPhone. “I think what makes the iPhone stand out from the rest is that they have managed to include 3 different focal lengths into the phones cameras without sacrificing the quality of the sensor in any of them. In other phones that try to do the same thing, often they will have one great camera and the others will be there more as a gimmick. Also, portrait mode on the iPhone 11 Pro is definitely stands out as the best at simulating the effect of true depth of field that you would get from a DSLR.”

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Cherie of Numenor
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Regardless of the comparisons, the engaged couple's photos made me smile.

Inservio Letum
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Took the words right out of my mouth. Reading the bickering over some overpriced iNonsense vs professional equipment I couldn't help wondering what on earth these people were looking at, because that couple is Hallmark to a T and made me forget al about the piece.

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Serbob
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Personally, I'd be pretty angry if I paid a fortune to have a professional photographer at a wedding and have them show up with an iPhone.

Joshua Bonner
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn’t, the photographers know why they’re doing!

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LiliumVA
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just don't get the hate. I'm a photographer, started out in film in the 90s when 'pro' photographers claimed digital was never going to compare to film. Yet now it does,surpasses it and the same is being said about mirrorless. Phone photography has it's place in the world just like medium format cameras, those that still do wet plate and film. Would I use it over my D800 on a client shoot? Hell no, because it could never ever compare to my DSLR and some of the glass(lenses) I use shape the way I shoot. Like my Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART, that iPhone could never produce the same bokeh, even faked. But would I use an iPhone for shooting other things when I don't want to bring my DSLR? Damn right! It's compact, it's light, it does produce pretty darn good photos, and color-grading is easy peasy now with apps.

Wil Vanderheijden
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Allthough you are right about phone photography having it's place, I wouldn't accept if I hired you for some event and you showed up with nothing more than a phone. That's like having an operation and the surgeon shows up with a hobby knife and a hammer for anaesthetic.

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Cherie of Numenor
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Regardless of the comparisons, the engaged couple's photos made me smile.

Inservio Letum
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Took the words right out of my mouth. Reading the bickering over some overpriced iNonsense vs professional equipment I couldn't help wondering what on earth these people were looking at, because that couple is Hallmark to a T and made me forget al about the piece.

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Serbob
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Personally, I'd be pretty angry if I paid a fortune to have a professional photographer at a wedding and have them show up with an iPhone.

Joshua Bonner
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wouldn’t, the photographers know why they’re doing!

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LiliumVA
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just don't get the hate. I'm a photographer, started out in film in the 90s when 'pro' photographers claimed digital was never going to compare to film. Yet now it does,surpasses it and the same is being said about mirrorless. Phone photography has it's place in the world just like medium format cameras, those that still do wet plate and film. Would I use it over my D800 on a client shoot? Hell no, because it could never ever compare to my DSLR and some of the glass(lenses) I use shape the way I shoot. Like my Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART, that iPhone could never produce the same bokeh, even faked. But would I use an iPhone for shooting other things when I don't want to bring my DSLR? Damn right! It's compact, it's light, it does produce pretty darn good photos, and color-grading is easy peasy now with apps.

Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Allthough you are right about phone photography having it's place, I wouldn't accept if I hired you for some event and you showed up with nothing more than a phone. That's like having an operation and the surgeon shows up with a hobby knife and a hammer for anaesthetic.

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