The winners of Mobile Photography Awards 2023 have just been announced. Just like last year, it showcases some brilliant images photographers took with their smartphones. But the 12th annual competition includes a new category that the new era has brought us: artificial intelligence.
Use these four tricks to take stellar product photos with your phone
Hi guys, my name is Chris; I am a photographer and a filmmaker. Like many of you, I also often use my phone to take photos and videos. So, today, I want to share with you four little tricks to improve shooting on your mobile phone – but you can also use them when shooting with your camera.
How to take this epic moon photo with a cheap telescope and a smartphone
My 2020 had very few moments of pure happiness, and one of them was when I saw the moon through a telescope for the first time. Sadly, to this day, I never managed to photograph it, neither with my phone nor my camera.
But it’s far from impossible. In fact, you can take magnificent moon shots even if you only use your phone. An 18-year-old photographer Vijay Suddala proves it with his magnificent photo that I immediately wanted to learn more about. He kindly granted my wish and shared some details of his image so both you and I can start shooting the moon with our phones.
Xiaomi pilfers Leica away from Huawei for new 12 Ultra phone
Phone company Xiaomi has recently revealed that it will be partnering with camera brand Leica for its next flagship phone, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra.
Previously, Leica was working with rival mobile phone company Huawei. That partnership has apparently now ended with the announcement of the new deal with Xiaomi.
These magical, surreal photos win 2022 Mobile Photography Awards
We could argue forever whether gear matters or not. In some cases, it does, but if you know light, composition, and have an eye for beauty around you, a smartphone will do just fine. In fact, even more than fine!
Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) is a perfect example of what photographers mean when they say that gear doesn’t matter. The 2022 contest winners have just been announced, and they are truly marvelous examples of photography – of course, all taken with smartphones.
Can you do bird photography with an iPhone?
One of the most popular photo seminars in the world happens every December, when hundreds of photographers flock to the tiny town of Socorro, New Mexico to document the migration of some 20,000 birds en route to Mexico.
Could I pull it off with just an iPhone?
13 iPhone camera settings photographers need to know
Common sense says you pick up the iPhone, open the camera app and just start shooting. That’ll work, but there happens to be so many settings and features hidden within these phones that stump way too many people, even some of us pros sometimes.
Thus, I was inspired to jot them all down and explain them one by one, with tips on what I think are the best settings for each one of my top 13. And I’m singling out the iPhone here because A., I’m an iPhone user, B. I think the 13 Pro is far and away the best smartphone camera on the market and C. if you’d like me to do a follow-up on Android, just say the word!
To begin, let’s assume you’ve updated to iOS 15, the latest operating system. Next, open the camera app. Here’s what you’ll see, and what I recommend.
How iPhone macro photography helps an eye doctor do his job
The new iPhone 13 Pro has some pretty cool new specs, including a macro lens. Sure, it can be of great help for us photographers, but have you ever thought that it could help a doctor in his job? An ophthalmologist Dr. Tommy Korn has recently demonstrated how the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro eye photography helps him and his patients, and it’s really fun to see (no pun intended) how phone photography can be repurposed.
How your phone will make you a better photographer with your camera
Most of us rely on our DSLR or mirrorless cameras for photoshoots. Some also take them on causal walks, while others rather rely on their phones or these casual shots. But instead of just using your phone to capture quick snapshots, you can use it to hone your skills. In this video from Adorama, Pye Jirsa talks about how taking photos with your phone can make you a better photographer with your camera.
I ditched my DSLR in favor of a phone camera. Am I going backward?
Over the past year or so, my trusty Nikon D7000 has collected more dust than it has beautiful memories. Sure, the pandemic was partially the reason, but even with that on the side, I noticed that I more often grab my phone to shoot than I do my camera. It got me thinking – am I going backward as a photographer? Am I downgrading and degrading? In this article, I’d like to reflect on some of the reasons for the change and hopefully give some insights to all of you who may have made the same switch.
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