September Cover of Macworld Shot with an iPhone 4


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Photographer Peter Belanger took a picture of Apple’s new iPhone 4 with another iPhone 4. He also restricted himself to using only the output of the camera, with no retouching or Photoshop trickery, techniques almost invariably employed when shooting with more capable and more professional cameras. The result is impressive, though speaking from personal experience I find the camera inside the iPhone 4 to be challenging to control: if you have just the right shooting circumstances — or an aggressively managed lighting environment as Belanger does — it can of course produce remarkable images. But given more realistic and random lighting situations, I’ve only been able to produce mediocre pictures.