The smartphone camera has improved, there’s no denying that. Editing software has become more mobile, also no denying that. I will shoot with my iPhone if I don’t have a camera on me but I never looked at my iPhone as a camera replacement, and probably never will.
I have a D5300 that I cherish. The capturing of a room on a iPhone just isn’t the same compared to a DSLR. This is especially true for real estate photography. Often times when I am shooting for a property I have to take pictures of rooms with a lack of light. The iPhone flash just does not do it for me. The flash (both the one included and external) are the perfect attachment to make it work.
I think we all deserve to have a phone with a nice camera. But also the ability to take a high quality picture. Of course the DSLR isn’t the only good quality camera. But if your a photographer I wouldn’t recommend solely depending on your smartphone. Of course, there are some who have taken and dedicated blogs/instagrams/flickrs to iPhone photography. But if your making a living, its hard to sell photos or services without something different then what everyone has.
Investing Into a Camera
You don’t need to break the bank to get camera. Tons of different models besides DSLR’s that can get the job done. But before any purchase, there should be research prior to the camera purchase. Before I buy a camera (and use one) I usually go to youtube to look at the reviews for a camera. Lots of good professional photographers that will give you an in-depth analysis on various models. Tony Northup is one of my favorite professionals photographers in the business.
Another thing about shooting on my iPhone that annoys me is the distraction. It can be in the way of creative vision with all the notifications.
Whatever equipment you decide to use, just let it be the one that can bring out the best capture for a particular situation.