Photographer Brooks Kraft has been covering White House events since 2000. This year, he decided to document the unveiling of Christmas decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue using an Apple iPhone 6 Plus, according to Time.
Noting that the annual event is a good opportunity to try out new gear, Kraft took his photos using the phones square format.
The results, he feels, were good. There are a lot of mixed lights in these rooms and theres also [natural] light, and the new iPhones do a really good job of balancing colors right out of the camera. Kraft also likes to shoot with an iPhone because it allows him to work rapidly. The iPhone has a lot of depth-of-field, which allows me to shoot the [picture] and move around quickly, which worked in this situation because we were sort of ushered through the rooms and didnt have a lot of time. I wanted to photograph most of the spaces with few people in them, so the window of opportunity in which to shoot was brief.
Though Kraft has no plans to replace his professional DSLR with his iPhone, he does say there are times when the mobile phone could be useful.
I notice that people just dont react the same way [when youre using an iPhone]. If you are looking to capture something candid, people are so used to seeing mobile devices that their reaction time is slower. You have a better chance of getting the shot, and that was the case at the White House.