Many magazines and professionals have long used the iPhone for shooting their cover images. This time around, the iPhone’s rear camera was used to capture TIME Magazine’s photo shoot for its “Firsts: Women Are CHanging The World Series.”
The 46 photos were captured by Brazillian photographer Luisa Dörr over the course of the last one year using an iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7.
In an interview with the photographer, Dörr explains that she uses an iPhone for her assignments as it is easier to carry, feels less intrusive, and one does not have to bother with lenses, batteries, and memory card.
I bought my first iPhone in 2012. It was just a complement to my work back then. But the expectations as a user were growing exponentially as new models come out. Now, my heavy camera is the complement. I went from carrying a camera only when I was on assignment, to carrying a camera on my pocket every single day. Suddenly I was able to make great pictures anytime, anywhere, without the stress of carrying a bag full of lenses, cards and batteries. Also, it feels less intrusive to the model when you ask to take a photo with your phone. I liked the practicality, and of course I liked the resulting images.
Dörr shot all the photos in a square format with automatic HDR turned on for the best dynamic range. Since she used only an iPhone to shoot her subjects, her shoot tended to be on the shorter side. The shortest shoot was two minutes long, while the longest shoot was only around 20 minutes long.
Have you used your iPhone for professional photography projects? If yes, then drop a comment and let us know how your experience was!