Macworld Cover Shot with iPhone 4


Although I’m a photographer by trade, there are still quite a few things that I haven’t done in the photography world. That’s why I love hearing about cool stories like this one involving an excellent photographer and a cool new technique.

In this case, the story is about the latest cover of Macworld, which features an iPhone 4. To get the shot, the photographer – Peter Belanger – could have used any number of different cameras or techniques to get the job done. Instead, he decided to shoot the iPhone 4 with an iPhone 4. From his blog:

The iPhone’s Retina display was truly awesome. I was really able to see the detail in the photo as I was shooting. It made me wish Apple produced all their desktop monitors this way. The final photo was dust-free and looked great. I was extremely impressed with the detail that the iPhone was able to capture. For post production I used two iPhone apps: PhotoForge and Resize-Photo. PhotoForge was used to remove a slight green cast from the photo. Resize-Photo was used to increase the photo from 216 dpi to 290 dpi in order to meet printing requirements. One app that I wish had been available when I was photographing the cover was Camera+ 1.2 with separate touch exposure and touch focus.

The resulting cover is pretty impressive, especially considering it’s origin. It’s always cool to me to see a professional at work, and in this case, it’s even cooler.


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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