White House Photographer’s Best iPhone Photos of 2015

Dec 25, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

White House Photographer’s Best iPhone Photos of 2015

Dec 25, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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President Obama’s official photographer, Pete Souza, released his ‘Year on Instagram’ collection featuring only square format photos taken on his iPhone.

As you’d expect, the collection does not include formal photos with world leaders and such, instead it offers a behind-the-scenes look of daily events at the White House as well as on the president’s travels.

From the presidential dog to the president’s cup of tea, here are the best of Souza’s Instagram photos for 2015.

Outdoor scenes at the White House
Outdoor scenes at the White House

“For many purists, the square format was the original inspiration for Instagram. And I certainly admire those that continue to post only square photos taken with a smart phone,” Souza said in his decision to select these photos, on the White House’s Medium account.

Much to the dissatisfaction of purists, however, several of Souza’s photos were edited with the Hipstamatic app.

Snow scenes using the Hipstamatic app
Snow scenes using the Hipstamatic app

Souza’s complete Instagram feed includes photos taken with DSLR and smartphones (and a mirrorless Sony camera), and he explained his approach to those wondering if a specific photo was taken with a DSLR or an iPhone:

“My approach to my Instagram feed continues to be all square photos are taken with an iPhone, and full-frame horizontals and verticals are taken with a DSLR (usually a Canon 5DMark3, but I’ve also posted some from Sony, Nikon and Leica cameras).”

The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, left, and Mount Hood, at right
The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, left, and Mount Hood, at right

For those wondering, Souza also clarified that he does in fact post and caption the photos himself, as well as answer as many questions as he can, so you should feel especially honored if you received a response from his official account.

Lunch and dessert
Lunch and dessert

Souza’s ‘Year in Photos’, featuring his favorite full-frame format photos taken with a DSLR (and possibly a mirrorless…) will be released next week.

Heading out on the road
Heading out on the road

I assume Apple’s CEO Tim Cook doesn’t go tweeting about it every time a customer posts iPhone photos, but in this case I guess there’s reason for him to be extra proud of the iPhone (and the 800 engineers behind it).

Scenes in the Oval Office including the President’s briefcase and cup of tea
Scenes in the Oval Office including the President’s briefcase and cup of tea
Exiting Air Force One
Exiting Air Force One
Sunny closeup
Sunny closeup
The color red
The color red
Scenes from the White House kitchen garden
Scenes from the White House kitchen garden
The Easter Bunny and a Secret Service agent
The Easter Bunny and a Secret Service agent
Alaska
Alaska
Boarding Air Force One
Boarding Air Force One
Looking south towards the Washington Monument from the Rose Garden
Looking south towards the Washington Monument from the Rose Garden
Bo in the Rose Garden
Bo in the Rose Garden
Bo in the Outer Oval Office
Bo in the Outer Oval Office
The Oval Office at dusk
The Oval Office at dusk

[Medium via Tech Times]

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