iPhone 13 Pro Max box




It’s finally here. The wait is over. I present my iPhone 13 Pro Max as taken by my iPhone 11 Pro!

I’m very excited to unbox my new camera (and three lenses)! You can expect to see some photographs using this published here in the near future.

I’m a little overwhelmed, touched and appreciative of the comments, messages and phone calls regarding yesterdays post about my speech impediment. Support came through all day from family and friends. In comparison, this post won’t be nearly as deep and meaningful for which, I apologise. But in my defence, if I wrote like that every day I’d be an emotional wreck!

So let’s turn ourselves to a topic more emotionally shallow today, mobile phone photography! 

When mobile phones first introduced cameras, I was horrified. Truly horrified. The quality of the (and I’m doing the air quotes thing here) “image” was very poor. In fact, I think bankrupt would be a better term than very poor.

Tiny postcard pictures of something involving around 64 pixels would show up on your display … eventually. Good luck to you if you could easily determine what the subject was. And even more, great lumps of kudos can be hurled your way if you could actually extract the image from your phone!

Fast forward about 25 years and I am truly excited about taking my new phone for a walk. 

I’ve said many times within the confines of this blog “The best camera is the one you have on you when you need it”. And since the appearance of the iPhone in 2007, mobile phone cameras have slowly, but surely improved. My first iPhone was the 3GS. The camera in that was impressive for its day but does not bear looking at compared with the phones of the last three years.

Contrary to what some may believe, I’m not the type to upgrade year on year as with any maturing technology, the improvements to the camera will only be incremental. I now choose to upgrade every two years as this provides a big enough jump in quality and features to justify the painful process of upgrading any device through a phone carrier’s retail stores. Upgrading to this phone required forty-five minutes and three separate computer systems. You might want to work on that Telstra? 

You’ll never replace my professional cameras and array of top-of-the-line lenses with a mobile phone camera when it comes to quality and especially depth within an image. And you’ll never see me completing client work solely on a mobile phone … But for now, I’m happy leaving my “big” cameras at home if I’m just going for a walk around the block with the family knowing I have the option of three pretty darn tootin’ good lenses to work within my pocket should the need arise.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate your time and interest. Talk to you soon. Stay safe.




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Photo Information: 
Apple iPhone 11 Pro @ 26mm
1/100 | f/1.8 | ISO 125
Thursday October 7, 2021 @ 14:14
Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia

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