So I finally broke down and traded my stone-age "regular" cell phone for an iPhone 4 a couple of months ago. It was life-changing in that, amongst other things, I can get directions to practically anywhere without printing out directions beforehand, and I can show the world what I'm eating or doing with Twitter or Facebook instead of waiting until I get home to blog about it. You know cell phone cameras and blogging in general have come a long way when the photo quality of pictures taken with my phone kick the asses of those taken by my point & shoot when I first started blogging. My how things have changed in 5 years.
The phone's certainly no match for my D300 especially in low light conditions, but it's nice to know that I don't always have to lug a brick around to document my food-capades. Plus my shoulders and arms thank me whenever I leave the DSLR at home. IPhone 4 shooting my meal = no SalonPas later.
I think the iPhone4 takes pretty cool looking pics both au naturel and with apps that give a more vintage feel. All of the following photos were shot using the iPhone 4's 5 megapixel camera with any post-processing done on the phone itself. Not bad for a cell phone camera, right?
"Santouka Number 1" shot with Hipstamatic
Intelligentsia iced latte shot with Hipstamatic
Mikawaya Suama shot in low lighting with TiltShift Generator
Mitsuwa West LA packaged bento section shot with TiltShift Generator
Mei Long Village Xiu Long Bao and Bean Curd Sheets w/ Preserved Vegetables edited with CrossProcess
The same Chorizo Mac & Cheese as above edited with CrossProcess
I can also use the nifty front camera to take artsy-fartsy photos of myself with a fork in my mouth. This is the photo that I lost Twitter followers over when I switched out my cupcake-atop-preggo-belly avatar with this for oh, 3 days or so. Like I said earlier, food blogging's certainly come a long way.
Me with fork in mouth shot with IncrediBooth