How to Use the iPhone as a Photography Tool

Posted on August 14, 2009 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS

Got an iPhone? Check out how Chris Folsom from studiotempura.com uses his as a tool in his photography.

Image by Lawrence OP

There has been a lot of buzz around the iPhone lately, especially among photographers. And for good reason… the iPhone has a host of photography-related tools that are both fun and useful. I find myself using it more and more lately, so I thought I might share some of those functions with you.

Using the Camera

The most obvious photography-related feature is the camera. Though the iPhone won’t be replacing my DSLR anytime soon, I almost always have my iPhone with me which means it is available many times when my DSLR isn’t. As the quote goes, “the best camera is the one you have with you”.


One of my favorite ways to take photos with the iPhone is using an app called Pano. Pano allows you to shoot up to 16 images side-by-side which are then stitched together on the fly in about a minute. I shot this image while at a baseball game last week…

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