Sunday, March 10, 2013

iPhone App versus Rolleiflex

After a lot of thought (do I really want to be that connected?), I recently got an iPhone.  Now I have a hard time imagining life pre-iPhone.  :)  Snapping photos to share instantly via picture text with a friend or more widely via Instagram and Twitter is a bit of fun that helps me feel more connected with others throughout my day, even when alone.  But I still carry around my film cameras everywhere, and I have to remind myself that an iPhone photograph is not a substitute for a "real" photograph.

Here is the same scene photographed twice. 

First with my iPhone 4S using the 6x6 app that mimics a Rolleiflex, down to the flipped ground glass live view.  

Second with my Rolleiflex 3.5e and Kodak Ektar 100 film.

Ah, seeing the second is a relief for my eyes.  Although one is free and instant and the other requires time and money, there really is no comparison, is there?