Won an iPhone 3Gs – now what for a photographer?
Winning a phone with a camera
How useful is it?
In 2009 Keith won an iPhone 3Gs and wrote this…
Updating our articles for the new 2017 version of the web site, this might be an article we’d not keep (nope – we kept all of them) were it not for the fact that the 3Gs is still Keith’s only phone, and that now he needs glasses to read stuff, it gets used even less. Yes, he is one of those people who genuinely doesn’t care if he leaves his mobile at home…
What use an iPhone?
You know those emails that say – ‘Fill in our survey and win an iPhone’ (or some other techy gadget).
Well it appears they do indeed give away kit. I just won an iPhone 3Gs
All good and well – but I use my mobile phone rarely, usually just to make a few phone calls. People know that it’s far easier to contact me on the main Northlight Images number, and friends know that sending me a text has only a 50/50 chance of being read within 2-3 days.
So, I’m not exactly in the target market for phone manufacturers… I’m no technophobe*, but one of those people who gets by with some post it notes and a pencil.
Well – I thought I’d ask people here.
Please let me know some good uses of an iPhone for a commercial photographer?
Even the most obvious is of interest – It was suggested that I use it for some slideshows of my work to carry around. Excellent, I’d just not thought of the device this way.
Oh, and I had noticed it has some form of tiny camera in it :-) :-)
At the moment it’s the third most useful device in the photo above. The compass and maps feature do look useful – it was only about 10 metres out when estimating the position of my kitchen.
*As to my ‘secret’ techiness – I’ve already set up the iPhone as a SIP extension to Northlight’s Trixbox phone system, and am looking at our VPN configuration for connecting to it when the iPhone is connected to a wireless network
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