Ever since Apple has launched iPhone, a new genre of photography has born. And banking on this new genre, the likes of Instagram have amassed immense success. Here is an infographic to recount how iPhone photography, or iPhotography, has evolved ever since it came into being.
The infographic has been produced by Dear Future Astronaut and starts by how iPhotography came into being with the original iPhone back in 2007. The original iPhone packed a camera of 2 megapixels, very modest but fairly cutting-edge back in the days.
Despite such humble beginnings, iPhotography became a rage primarily because iPhone became very popular among the masses. By 2009, iPhone already had a 3.2 megapixel camera which allowed for not only still photos but also videos and offered a whole host of other features such as video cropping, auto white balance etc.
2010 saw a rather new concept – a front camera for FaceTime calls, a rear camera for HD videos and high-quality photos. Such dual functionality of a smartphone camera made it sufficient to replace an actual camera. Moreover, iPhone now had a 5-megapixel rear camera together with the illuminated sensor on the back.
Another major event of 2010 marked the release of Instagram, without a doubt the most popular iPhone photography app. The app was able to amass up to 100 million registered users and continues to be a huge success.
Flash forward to our days and we have seen an 8-megapixel camera in iPhone 5 which comes packed with the ability to capture 1080p HD videos. In other words, carrying a separate digital camera is merely a hassle when your iPhone can deliver such high-quality photos and videos.
You can view the entire infographic below: