I went in with an ambitious plan; my 5D would capture amazing images of Alaska that would help advance my career into the outdoor/athletic genre of photography and filmmaking that I am working on breaking into.
And then it hit home; the numerous lenses, batteries, CF cards, importing, editing, exporting, and then uploading was a work flow that took time. After all the shooting I’ve done recently, this trip was mean’t to provide time away from it all to refresh and get ready to rock again. Having my iPhone in my pocket verses a 5DM2 in a pack is more convient and less obtrusive (take a peek at Colin’s killer shoot for more on the less obtrusive topic or Ryan recent post for iPhone amazingness). And with the new Visual Supply Co app (VSCO CAM), things just become beautiful.
I had a friend recently ask what kind of point and shoot they should look into purchasing for travel and leisure shooting when they feel like not pulling out the DSLR, and my response after this trip on will be none. Grab your phone, snap away, edit on the plane and just enjoy the freedom of your trip.
Here’s a couple snaps from our trip to Alaska with an iPhone 4 ::
(All images above were shot with the iPhone 4 and edited in VSCO CAM app on the iPhone)