The British magazine Black & White Photography, for which I wrote some 80 columns back in the 'aughts, has published an issue with an iPhone photo on the cover. The photo was taken by Tim Clinch, who posted it on Instagram with his comments.
Mike G told us about it, in a comment for the "Smallening and Lightening" post: "Pro photographer Tim Clinch, who writes a monthly column about smartphone photography for Black & White Photography magazine, recently did a shoot in Mexico and used only iPhones. I think he took his Fuji gear as backup. He also scored a magazine cover, which I believe is the first time the magazine used a smartphone shot for a cover."
More of that handwriting on the wall I was talking about two days ago, in the "Scary Future" post?
For counterpoint on that, consider part of a comment that came in from cgrab yesterday morning: "Cell phones, as strange as this sounds, might be more at risk from the next step in technological development: 'Siri/Cortana/Bixby/whatever, virtualize environment from implant readings and transmit to x.'"
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(Thanks to Mike G and cgrab)
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mike plews: "I carry an iPhone at work [Mike is a TV news cameraman —Ed.] and one of its functions is to take quick shots at news stories to send back to the TV station where I work as place holders on the web until a more complete story can be produced.
"At first I didn't think much of the camera but that is no longer the case. If you take if for what it is and work around its limitations, iPhone cameras are actually rather nice devices. Poor low light performance and limited resolution are offset by terrific mixed light performance and almost uncanny auto exposure. A fixed lens can be kind of liberating. It never bothered me when I was shooting a Rollei so why should a phone be different? In the end the iPhone has replaced my Canon S95 as the camera I carry all the time. Unlike the Canon I actually do carry the iPhone everywhere. When my phone filled up I got into the habit of dumping its contents onto a folder on my computer. I also use it to save gas receipts so I didn't want to lose anything. A few months ago I took a minute to look through the 2,000 or so images that had accumulated there and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked some of them. The little camera is making me a better photographer through daily practice. That's cool."