56 reasons the iPhone camera sucksWe went to see Sebastian Bach and Poison on Tuesday night and I tried to capture some of the awesomeness. I know I can't expect a lot from concert photos taken with any camera, but out of 56 pictures taken only 3 were halfway decent. This should have been an easy one. We had just sat down and the lights were still on. I was just trying to capture the anticipation in the room.
I was afraid this would be the total attendance for the concert, but as soon as people realized this was the former lead singer of Skid Row and not a classical composer they started to flood in. Sebastian Bach put on an awesome show. I tried to catch the pyrotechnic effect that was being used, but the iPhone would not capture the picture in any predictable time frame. I would press capture and the phone would stall for 30 seconds. The flames were huge, so big that we could feel the heatwave hit us even in the cheap mezzanine seats. I used the heatwave as a timing mechanism and got this shot by luck.
This last photo turned out the best, but I really wish I could have zoomed in or out or something besides just pressing the button and guessing when the picture would be taken.
So, I am not a skilled photographer by any means at all, but I have issues with this camera. I now know why some of you more seasoned photographers would not consider the iPhone's camera a real substitute for a camera.
In closing, Sebastian Bach and Poison rocked the iPhone's camera did not.