We’ve all heard it over and over again (and probably even said it a time or two) that it doesn’t matter what kind of camera gear you shoot with, it’s what’s between your ears that makes all the difference. As a matter of fact I even wrote a short post on this very subject back in March.
That being said, sports photographer Brad Mangin took that mantra to new levels when several of his Instagram photos were recently published in Sports Illustrated. That’s right… SI! We’re not talking about the local baseball round up rag, we’re talking about the quintessential sports magazine in the world (arguably speaking).
For most professional photographers this brings up more questions than answers. Is it possible that we have arrived at an era that allows photographers on assignment to shoot publishable images with iPhones? Are images shot with a $400 iPhone worthy of the same editorial space that these “professional” $5000 cameras are pumping out? Are camera apps like Instagram and they’re post processing techniques adequate for clients?
Have a look at the photos for yourself and you decide.
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