Slow motion

When I started this blog, I had the grand idea that I would write a weekly entry about the iPhone as it relates to photography. Well, things didn’t quite turn out the way I expected. While the iPhone is a wonderful tool for people running small businesses (like photographers), there doesn’t seem to be a lot of photography-specific developments to write about. So, I’m going to expand the scope of the blog. Instead of trying to predict where it will go, I’ll just let the words come out and we’ll see what happens.

One iPhone-photography development is the release of the 3G S model. It’s been out for two and a half months and there has been plenty written about it in other venues, so I won’t give an exhaustive review right now. However, one of the most exciting new features is video recording. The 3G S’s camera isn’t going to come even remotely close to competing with dedicated video cameras, but it is nice to finally have the same ability to record impromptu “snapshot video” that my pre-iPhone phone had. It’s nice to be able to capture moments like this one:

The video quality is surprisingly good and it handles challenging light situations reasonably well (although still isn’t good with low-light situations). But it beats not having a video camera with you wherever you go.