The iPhone: The Future of Photography


The future is here and it’s starting to impact some real photographers. Here’s a preview of the story:

The Chicago Sun-Times reportedly laid off their entire 28 person full-time photography and editing staff on Thursday, one of those laid off was Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist John H. White. The Chicago Sun-Times says they intend to depend more heavily on training the on scene reporters to take photos and video, some say they will be using their department issued smartphones, and according to the most recent rumor, iPhones in specific.

Whether we agree or disagree with what has happened here, the sad thing is that this may only be the beginning. With most people now using some type of smart phone, it was only a matter of time before the Media saved some money where they can and promote the widespread use of mobile phone photography.

Would like to hear your thoughts on this matter..?


4 thoughts on “The iPhone: The Future of Photography

  1. Good Evening: This can’t be good news. One thing I’ve learned from my blog is that news gathering and photography require entirely different skill sets, and not too many people ever mastered both. Vonn Scott Bair

    1. I agree Vonn Scott. It’s 2 different skill sets; writing and photography. Some people maybe able to do both quite well – and some won’t.

      The iPhone currently is great for taking that quick snap but I don’t think I can replace a proper camera.

      At the end of the day it was a commercial decision to save money and unfortunately I don’t think this will stop in Chicago.

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