As wedding photographers we’re often expected to use the latest up-to-date equipment…and we do! But sometimes it’s nice to throw caution to the wind and use the simplest of technologies. We’ve never relied solely on a phone to take holiday photos but we’ve never really been on a holiday with an iPhone 5 and VSCO CAM before. It seemed like the ideal solution to lighten the load for once and try it out rather than carrying around our massive 5D MkIIIs, and actually enjoy ourselves more and just take photos like a tourist rather than photographers as well.
For the uninitiated, in short, VSCO (Visual Supply Co.) is a company that produces tools we use to do a lot of our wedding editing (or wediting!) and they also produce a camera app for the iPhone which although it comes nowhere near the look of our wedding photos, still has that same general feel. What we really liked about shooting with it for a week was being able to edit all our photos on the fly on our holiday and have them all finished and ready before we even got home. This is a big thing, as just like plumbers who never have a finished bathroom, photographers never get around to editing their own photos!
So, yes… they’re a bit blurry in places and grainy in many places mainly due to the limitations of the the iPhone but it was fun to have a camera in our pockets rather than a tonne of gear over our shoulders. The photos are more than good enough memories though. [Side note: the one thing we hadn’t anticipated was how many times we’d have to save and resave the photos to get them out of the app and into our computer, losing quality every time]. But the big question is, would we do it again? I reckon so!