I’ve kept all my iPhone images since my first iPhone way back in 2008 when I bought my first iPhone 3G. I have owned every new generation iPhone (not every model) since it’s inception in 2007. In other words, I have owned the iPhone 3G, 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6 Plus, 7 Plus and now the iPhone X. Yeah…you could say that I am loyal to the iPhone.
At the time I bought my first iPhone, of course I loved the technology, but the biggest selling point to me was that it had a camera and I was about to go on a motorcycle trip on Route 66. My plan was to NOT take my professional DSLR camera with me and photograph the entire trip using my brand new iPhone 3G. It was a decision I did not regret. I still have those pictures from that ride in 2008. To this day, most of my pictures when I travel on my motorcycle are with my iPhone., The image quality over the years has gotten exponentially better with each generation of iPhones released.
What I really love about my iPhone is the creativity it gives someone like me (my creative juices ran dry many years ago)…and also the fact that unlike my pro SLR cameras…this camera was with me at all times. Having the “photographic tool” with you at all times allows you to take many images you would not otherwise ever be able to capture. For example, My Mom really didn’t like to have her picture taken in her “golden years”, but MANY a time (actually almost weekly), when we would be sitting and drinking coffee, I would surreptitiously take her picture without her knowledge…and captured some great candids of my Mom that I will cherish forever.
I have thought many times about making a book (my own personal book ) of nothing other than some of my favorite iPhone images. The subjects in that book would definitely be varied from everything of pictures of family, portraits, wildlife, insects, macros and even musicians. It would be a tremendous project though, because I have over 40,000 images saved over these last 10 years. We’ll see if it turns into a winter project.