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First Wedding Ever to be Shot Entirely with the iPhone 4

Wedding photographer Brian Adams and wedding videographer Rainer Flor claim to be the first to capture a wedding entirely using the iPhone 4. Flor volunteered his own wedding last November for the experiment, and a total of three iPhone 4s were used: two for the photos and one for the video.

“We proved that the iPhone technology is advanced enough to handle an event like a wedding, and simple enough that it doesn’t take a lot of experience or extra equipment to shoot high-quality video and pictures,” said Adams. “The user still has to have some creativity and a good eye, but this gives them a great tool.”

Would you rather have a great photographer shoot your wedding with an iPhone 4, or a mediocre photographer shoot using professional gear?

(via Fstoppers)


 
 
  • FUHHH

    FUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH STOP POSTING THIS CRAP

  • Dts61

    what happened? did they ran low on budget?no other explanation for using a mobile phone.

  • http://profiles.google.com/markkalan Mark Kalan

    we are NOT impressed!

  • Clint Davis

    Pretty impressive I must say! Not a way to do it in my opinion, but cool to see that it can be done. Props to the guys for knowing how to compose shots. I can see the biggest downfalls being not being able to capture an image instantly, low light conditions, and not being able to print large…. I know stating the obvious. Nice job

  • Poop

    if i am the first to film myself taking a shit with my iphone 4 will you guys post it?

  • lloyd

    if only you posted interesting photos

  • http://twitter.com/joakimfj Joakim Fjeldli

    Who in their right mind would hire a wedding photographer who shoots with his phone!? Especially without no backup. What if they want to blow up the photos to poster size? Oops. Not high enough resolution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samanthawarrenphoto Samanie Warren

    This kinda proves that its the photographers eye, not the gear, that gets the good shots. I’ve seen worse shots come from so-called ‘professionals’ with DSLRs.
    But yeah, who in their right mind would hire someone to shoot their big day with a phone? Resolution is low, and you wouldnt really be able to blow the pics up any bigger than 6×4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samanthawarrenphoto Samanie Warren

    This kinda proves that its the photographers eye, not the gear, that gets the good shots. I’ve seen worse shots come from so-called ‘professionals’ with DSLRs.
    But yeah, who in their right mind would hire someone to shoot their big day with a phone? Resolution is low, and you wouldnt really be able to blow the pics up any bigger than 6×4.

  • http://twitter.com/DoctorOctothorp Adam Solomon

    Truly, the Kobayashi Maru scenario if I’ve ever seen one. 

    Given the ephemeral nature of so many marriages, perhaps it’s for the best.

  • Chris

    I hope he doesn’t find himself in front of Judge Joe Brown.  He clearly isn’t a real professional with a camera like that.

  • NEF2JPG

    I would rather have a great photographer shoot my wedding with an
    iPhone 4 than a mediocre photographer using professional gear. But this is not a great photographer. It’s any of a million wedding photogs desperately looking for attention.

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    Their wedding, their choice. I always thought it would be cool to do a whole wedding with my vintage box cams. 

    I wonder how much post production went into the pictures though…

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    Apparently this couple chose neither.

  • Anonymous

    Wait are you saying it’s the photographer, not the gear that makes the images??

    and who the hell prints their wedding pictures poster sized? The biggest I usually see is an occasional 11×14. 

    And the photo-taking process of the iphone sucks anyway, kind of slow and clumsy. Wouldn’t be my first choice in seeking attention…

  • http://twitter.com/zacharylong Zachary Long

    From some of the ceremony it looks like they had someone their shooting with professional gear as well. Is that a 70-200 I see?

  • Bob

    If F-Stoppers posts it, you shouldn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kenn-Sven-Boostrom/100000078139350 Kenn Sven Boostrom

    Very well done.  Easy to be a critic.  Hard to be a leader.  Cheers

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AOWLTWEQOQRFL74TOVPJEXYFSI Sean O

    Naturally, you’d need an all-outdoor wedding to pull this off.

  • Dafne

    I rather have a great photographer shoot my wedding using professional gear….

  • OlFancy

    I second the eye over gear argument. The wedding photog industry from my experience has a well established gotta-have-newest-gear-always festish which is annoying.

  • http://friskypics.com Faisal

    ITS A PHONE!!!! ITS A PHONE!!!  ITS… A…. PPPHHHONNNNEEEEE!!!!!

  • http://friskypics.com Faisal

    ITS A PHONE!!!! ITS A PHONE!!!  ITS… A…. PPPHHHONNNNEEEEE!!!!!

  • Dannynoonan82

    I’d rather pay a great photographer with great gear.

  • Dannynoonan82

    I’d rather pay a great photographer with great gear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752983470 Døugie Jefførd

    HOW “FANBOY ” CAN U GET …UHHHHGGGG..PS, WOULD BEEN BETTER ON MY EVO 3D, …jus sayin…lol

  • Benjaminbjacobsen

    wow, some of you obviously aren’t married!  Who gets posters of wedding shots?  Our biggest is an 8×10.  I know some with larger prints, but obviously those people would hire someone with gear to handle it.  It was also an outside event, so it’s perfect for that.  I’m sure the couple thought this idea was a good one and likely put the photographers up to it, not the other way around.

    My one concern though, is what if they get a phone call mid wedding? lol.  I’d bet they either pulled sim cards or put it in airplane mode.

  • Benjaminbjacobsen

    wow, some of you obviously aren’t married!  Who gets posters of wedding shots?  Our biggest is an 8×10.  I know some with larger prints, but obviously those people would hire someone with gear to handle it.  It was also an outside event, so it’s perfect for that.  I’m sure the couple thought this idea was a good one and likely put the photographers up to it, not the other way around.

    My one concern though, is what if they get a phone call mid wedding? lol.  I’d bet they either pulled sim cards or put it in airplane mode.

  • Benjaminbjacobsen

    wow, some of you obviously aren’t married!  Who gets posters of wedding shots?  Our biggest is an 8×10.  I know some with larger prints, but obviously those people would hire someone with gear to handle it.  It was also an outside event, so it’s perfect for that.  I’m sure the couple thought this idea was a good one and likely put the photographers up to it, not the other way around.

    My one concern though, is what if they get a phone call mid wedding? lol.  I’d bet they either pulled sim cards or put it in airplane mode.

  • Cool

    If they decided to capture with iPhone, what is the need of pro photogs:)

  • http://www.shotbyrobins.com/ Gareth Robins

    There are some great wedding shots there.  It’s not about the camera, no matter how much the gearheads and pixel masturbators wank on and on.  OBVIOUSLY low-light situations wouldn’t work, duh!. OBVIOUSLY you have a fixed lens, duh!. 

    Give an iPhone to a photographer and they’ll make great photos.  Give one to someone that knows what buttons to press on their fancy-pants photos and you’ll still get crap work.It was interesting to see at 51s that there was a photographer with proper camera shooting up the aisle as the bride walked in.  So maybe the couple didn’t rely completely on the iPhone.

  • http://www.shotbyrobins.com/ Gareth Robins

    There are some great wedding shots there.  It’s not about the camera, no matter how much the gearheads and pixel masturbators wank on and on.  OBVIOUSLY low-light situations wouldn’t work, duh!. OBVIOUSLY you have a fixed lens, duh!. 

    Give an iPhone to a photographer and they’ll make great photos.  Give one to someone that knows what buttons to press on their fancy-pants photos and you’ll still get crap work.It was interesting to see at 51s that there was a photographer with proper camera shooting up the aisle as the bride walked in.  So maybe the couple didn’t rely completely on the iPhone.

  • G-JoE Abdullah

    my opinion, if they didnt mention about iPhone 4, no one thought it was shot using it. what makes a good photo is the photographer, not the equipment. kudos to them!!

  • G-JoE Abdullah

    my opinion, if they didnt mention about iPhone 4, no one thought it was shot using it. what makes a good photo is the photographer, not the equipment. kudos to them!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1469663692 Jason Heilig

    I have plenty of clients go for larger images. 16×24 acrylics look amazing. Put a few up in your studio and you’ll see how fast they move, though I guess that depends on the clients you typically get.

  • Adrian Parsons

    You should feature an entire wedding shot with a 300mm lens attached to a garden hose. That, I’d be the groomsman/PA for.

  • Jyve

    Can’t get a close-up of the kiss without getting right in their faces, though!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQ54IG5P6I73FWHYGC4LVDZQYI Michael

    I know a wedding photographer local to me, and these shots are way better than the work he produces.   What this does show is that a good photographer can produce good image whatever the “camera” they might be using.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQ54IG5P6I73FWHYGC4LVDZQYI Michael

    I know a wedding photographer local to me, and these shots are way better than the work he produces.   What this does show is that a good photographer can produce good image whatever the “camera” they might be using.

  • Leicaganistan

    My wedding was shot on a Leica S2.

  • Leicaganistan

    My wedding was shot on a Leica S2.

  • Mikefendt79

    This is a Shit one, the thing i dont get is some of the images are shot with A fish eye lens and a few wide angle, Na this is Bollocks!!!!! 
    Greatest day of my wifes life yeah come shoot it with an iPhone sorry but again Bollocks!!!!

    “ok all together now…. right say cheese….HO! hold on i have a call… hello yeah, Na im shooting a wedding on my phone… yeah i know…. idiots…..” 

  • Christopherbrownphoto

    Considering that there is a professional photographer and videographer seen in the video clip at 0:53 seconds, the whole thing is bullshit.

  • JT

    Well spotted Christopherbrownphoto. You’re right. Not only is it a very stupid story (who in their right mind would shoot a wedding with their phone) but it’s also utter bullshit a they had hired a pro photographer and videographer.

  • JT

    Well spotted Christopherbrownphoto. You’re right. Not only is it a very stupid story (who in their right mind would shoot a wedding with their phone) but it’s also utter bullshit a they had hired a pro photographer and videographer.

  • Rich Copley Photo

    I don’t own an iPhone. I know myriad of professional photographers that do, and love them, and on occasion will shoot a few photos for an assignment with their iPhones. But I seriously doubt any of them would march into a wedding or any other high stakes gig with the iPhone alone. The eye and skill are the key ingredients, but the gear is important.

  • Rich Copley Photo

    I don’t own an iPhone. I know myriad of professional photographers that do, and love them, and on occasion will shoot a few photos for an assignment with their iPhones. But I seriously doubt any of them would march into a wedding or any other high stakes gig with the iPhone alone. The eye and skill are the key ingredients, but the gear is important.

  • http://twitter.com/craigkillick Craig Killick

    So – I wonder how many hours were spent on retouching? Can. Not. See. The Point.

  • http://blog.trushots.com Trudy

    Why is the comparison between “good with iPhone” and “mediocre/bad with dSLR” when such a comparison does not have to exist at all? The juxtaposition is pointless because a person can simply hire a good photographer who also uses professional gear. That option is not off of the table. 

    If a person wants to hire someone to use an iPhone 4, by all means do. I love mobile photography as well. But pretending that mobile photography will somehow save photography and now clients will finally get good images as if there are not a myriad of photographers who make quality images with dSLRs, film SLRs and medium format cameras is silly.

    I understand the insecurity involved in learning most advanced cameras and editing (many photographers genuinely do not edit images or know how to use Photoshop/LR3/Ap3, and have said so…I’m not insulting, only repeating) and mobile photography alleviates that from some people (not talking those in video above, but others I have seen speak on this), but those pushing mobile photography not out of interest but out of gimmick, need for attention and a way to shift attention from the fact that they cannot use other gear is very fascinating to say the least.

    A good photographer can use any tool and do well. However, based on the tool, some of the output may have limitations. However, the “well I know some pros who can’t shoot” argument to boost up iPhone is stupid. Sorry. Every field has people who are great, good, okay, mediocre and bad and changing tools does not change that.

  • Ted

    Think I’ll shoot my next family portrait with a pinhole camera!  (Think the kids can hold still long enough?)  This just goes to show that there are a lot of photographers out there that bill themselves as professionals and who are not!