Editing iPhone photos vs. Professional Camera Photos
In this tutorial. I want to show you the difference between editing a raw photo from a professional camera and an iphone photo. So you don't have these two photos, but these are the ones I took during that lesson earlier in the class. And you can already see that the quality is not as good. There's is a lot of noise in this image, especially if I zoom in, you can probably see some of that digital looking grain and to be honest, if this is zoomed out and it's on a small screen, it's not terrible. We can still do a lot of the techniques that will improve this photo, like going to the transform tool. Let's just see if vertical will not really fix that automatically auto nope, but we can go to our upright tool and we should be able to make these lines of these cabinets a little bit straighter. So that's like the biggest issue with that wide lens. And I was shooting this on an iphone 13. So the quality of cameras are getting better and better. And even with the new Pro iphone and other smar...
tphones, you get raw capabilities. But that doesn't mean that it's comparable yet to a DS LR or mirrorless camera whose sensor is much, much bigger. So if you ever use the transform tool and you get like these white borders, just click the constrained to crop and that will automatically crop it in. So this is automatically better in terms of the edit. The biggest difference when it comes to edit it, the difference in editing is with exposure. And so if I come in here and I try to boost my shadows, you're gonna get a lot more grain, you just don't have a lot of information. It does produce a more balanced photo from the get go if we compare it to. Let's look at this was sort of like the midrange exposure where I was trying to expose to the cabinets in the foreground and the background gets a little over exposed. But we have so much more information in the shadows and in the highlights that we can use in this photo. So even if I bring down my whites and I bring up my shadows, we're not getting a lot of noise in the areas of the shadows because the raw capture just contains so much more information. So here especially this is a nicely bright room. But if this was in a dark bathroom or a room with no windows or few windows and not a lot of natural light, this photo would look kind of like trash. It just would not look good when it's on a full screen. So that's the biggest difference, as I mentioned. Of course, with newer phones, newer sensors, it's going to get better. If you have a camera that has the raw photo option, you definitely want to use the raw photos, which will have more information using the different lenses is great. You now have a wide angle lens and a more telephoto or standard lens. This is this one right here and it's not terrible and it might not even look that bad on your screen, but you just don't have those capabilities, adding like clarity, even just a little bit starts to make it look a little crunchy and and weird adding saturation. You know, we want to be very careful. I would say that the advice is just be super subtle with your edits. You're already getting a somewhat processed image from most phones in terms of exposure colors contrast. So really all you want to do is play with cropping and then the upright straight tool in the transform panel. So hopefully this helps you out. Uh If you have questions about this, let me know otherwise uh if you are serious about real estate photography, make sure you're investing in a Ds LR or mirrorless camera. There's great deals for used cameras out there. Even the entry level Ds LRS from companies like Canon or Nikon, you can probably get one for a few $100. Uh used uh from sites like k.com, keh.com or BH Photo video.com or your local camera store or check out your local Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, that kind of place too. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in another tutorial.