YOUR SMARTPHONE SHOULD BE USED AS A CAMERA, A LOT!

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USING YOUR PHONE AS A CAMERA WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS:

Smartphone cameras are nowhere near as powerful as DSLRs, and even some point-and-shoots. The megapixel count is low, and they lack the manual controls that let you achieve shallow depth of field and super-crisp shots of subjects in motion. And the editing apps are nothing compared to programs like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. So, what’s the plus? When you can’t rely on your technical or editing powers to create a great shot, you have to go back to the basics: Composition. You need to think more about the light, the colors, the lines, the placement of your subject. Being forced to focus on those fundamentals will do amazing things for your photography.

Night photo taken with my Samsung Note 20 Plus

If you can learn the basic principles of photography, the one thing you can do great with your smart phone camera is learn to use the rules of composition and get incredible photos.

Next week, We are going to spend 3 days going over the rules of composition so you too, can take amazing photos with your cell phone. I use my cell phone a lot, because I don’t take my regular DSLR camera with me everywhere, but, my work takes me traveling a lot, so I use my camera on my phone to be the one that captures great photos. Here are a few examples taken with my cell phone:

So, come back next Tuesday as we go through the principles of composition to help you take amazing photos with your cell phone:

Published by 123photogo

I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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