I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the cameras in my various iPhones over the years. They—and other cellphone cameras—have been capable of really good image quality for awhile now. And there are some great post-processing apps out there, too, like the ubiquitous Instagram filters, VSCO, and Snapseed. There’s even Lightroom Mobile that is does some really solid editing, all from your phone.
About a year ago, with all this cool gadgetry at my fingertips, I made a concerted effort to try to capture some good images with the camera I have with me all the time: my generations-old iPhone. The following are a few of my favorites. All were shot and edited on my iPhone using either Instagram filters or Lightroom Mobile.