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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Which of These Cameras Takes a Better Picture?

I'm hoping you can help me here. I'm a lousy photographer, but am aware of the power that pictures have in a story. Yesterday, at Willie Reynolds' Bethlehem 2017 presentation, I took pictures using two different devices.

Here is a picture from Device #1:


Here is a picture from Device #2:


Which camera takes the better picture, Device #1 or 2? Tomorrow I'll name the devices used.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

#2

Anonymous said...

#1

Anonymous said...

Willie looks like a celestial being in #1.

Anonymous said...

Could make a better choice if photos were exactly the same from each device, i.e., lighting, angle, framing, etc.

Anonymous said...

A photographer's work is no better than his subject. In this case, you had very little to work with.

Anonymous said...

a little hard to judge when one photo used a flash and the other didn't.

Agent 99 said...

#2

Anonymous said...

#2 it has more content.

The only pictures really worth publishing are the ones that can get you Harassed/stalked/killed...Journalistically speaking.

Jamie Kelton said...

Mr O'Hare.

The quality of the photograph usually has a relationship to the quality of the camera. Today, most digital cameras have many automatic features to correct lighting and other issues. Straying off the automatic settings will generate photos like you presented. I don't recommend doing that unless you're a professional. :)

donmiles said...

#1 was with flash and that usually results in the bright foreground/dark background look you got.
#2 without flash was more natural but was washed-out colorwise, out of focus and lacks contrast. If it was taken with a phone, you need to click on the subject area before hitting the button (focuses and sets exposure better) and, if your phone has it, enable HDR (which takes quick multiple images and merges them into one final, better photo). Knowing the lighting in Town Hall, a recent cellphone camera should have had enough light sensitivity to get a decent non-flash image without resorting to a DSLR camera.

Anonymous said...

#1 has a halo surrounding Willies head. He is truly saintly.
#2 is just as bad.
Maybe, just maybe, the photographer is awful at taking pictures. We can't compare apples and oranges and come up with plums.

Anonymous said...

#2 Hands down

Anonymous said...

Bernie,
Looking at the articles on a handheld the man with no hair looks to have a head full of clown coloured redd!

Did you do a funny pix here and if not this would make for more entertaining articles.

Bernie O'Hare said...

A few points. I wish I could have taken the photo with both devices from the same angle, but was unable bc Willie was moving around. Though he does look like a celestial being in #1, he is indeed from this earth. Automatic settings were used for both pics,and that includes the flash. Bethlehem's Town Hall is a terrible place to take pictures.

#1 was a Canon EOS Rebel T3, a low-end DSLR camera.

#2 was the camera on a iPhone 7.

Thanks very much to one and all for your opinions. Please feel free if you have more. I am not a very good photographer, so what I do is take lots and hope one or two are good.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Maybe, just maybe, the photographer is awful at taking pictures. We can't compare apples and oranges and come up with plums."

That part is a given. Good photographers like Dana Grubb or MM have an artistic eye that I simply lack. In the years that I have been using cameras, the only good ones I've taken have been completely by accident or bc the subjects were stunningly beautiful. ... Like John Stoffa.

PippySqueek said...

Ask Willie which one makes him look better and run with that! :)

John said...

Bernie, I shoot exclusively with an iPhone 7 (Plus). The plus gives you 2x optical zoom. For your purposes, the 7 is fine. It's small, easy to hold, and the quality of the images over time is stupendous. You'd have the same good effects with a Google Pixel, considered to have as good a sensor or perhaps better than the 7/7 Plus. PM me or give me a buzz if you'd like to see the easy and free apps I use.

Anonymous said...

Bernie - I have a Cannon Rebel. I took 2 classes at Dans Photo. Far from an expert, but there are a couple of settings that I use now. I think the classes were like 20, maybe 40 bucks each. Worth the cost. However, the iphone7 photo looked good.......

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thanks. I am going to sign up for the classes.