Street Photographer Thomas Leuthard recently collaborated with Kodak on a special video using the Kodak Ektra–the company’s newest smartphone they’re billing as being perfect for the professional photographer. Thomas demos some of the newest features like Smart Auto but also showcases that the phone has modes like manual where the photographer can manually control the shutter speed, ISO, white balance, etc.
Of course, smartphones are crazy good for capturing street photographs and they’re arguably the best device you can possibly use for a number of reasons. They’re inconspicuous, portable, and they have the ability to share the image immediately to Instagram and other social media platforms. Plus the images they shoot these days are often more than good enough quality for most people out there.
It’s also worth noting that Thomas is overall just a fantastic photographer. What he does isn’t about the gear, it’s more about his own creative vision and the fact that he knows how to use the tool to do exactly what he wants. In fact, that’s the whole game behind photography to begin with.
So as long as you remember that, your iPhone will still keep cranking out great photos.