With the advent of the smartphone, mobile photography has carved out a niche in the world of photography. Nowadays it’s quite easy to get a high quality shot with the camera on your phone, and with the numerous apps out there for editing, a photo doesn’t even have to leave your mobile OS before turning into a great piece of art. In the video below, Daniel Berman shares tips on improving your mobile photography:
Camera phones have come a long way from the days of mere snaps and “selfies.” The modern technology of today’s phones has evolved to the point where your everyday smartphone can take stellar images of the world around you.
Tips and Tricks for Mobile Photography
- Don’t get intimidated by the various functions that pop up when you open the mobile camera function on your phone. Your phone is designed to do the hard stuff for you, all you need to do is focus on the basics: light, composition, and focus.
- Let the shots come to you. Mobile phones are especially good for candid shots and street photography—look for the unexpected captures, the ones that happen without “forcing it” or pursuing the “perfect” shot.
- Learn to manage your photos: If you transfer your photos to your computer, you’ll not only be able to manage them more easily but you’ll also free up a lot of space on your phone.
- Get involved in community sites where critiquing is a key element of the photo sharing. Peer review of your photography can really help you improve quickly. You’ll also see what it is you’re looking for in a stellar photo as well as learning numerous tips and tricks for getting better shots.
- Check out the world of mobile photo-editing apps. If you’re looking to enter the world of mobile photography formally, then you’ll need to learn how to edit on your phone. There are number of apps out there and it may be that you need to use a few different ones on the same photo to get the look you want.
Although mobile phones are ideal for snapping candid shots in places where having more advanced photography equipment might be an encumbrance, you can also use them for taking amazing landscapes, portraits, and even surreal shots. Just look for the things that excite your creativity and your passion. Who knows, you might be the next winner in the Mobile Photography Awards.
“Endless creativity is possible, and it’s also in the palm of your hand.”
Like This Article?
Don't Miss The Next One!
Join over 100,000 photographers of all experience levels who receive our free photography tips and articles to stay current: