Friday, September 18, 2015

Smartphone photography: tips and techniques for taking good photos using your iPhone or Android of award-winning photos from the iPhone Photography Awards: 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008

10 Tips To Help Improve Your Smartphone Photography (Know your phone camera settings; Set your resolution high; Yes back camera, No front Camera; Lenses are the windows to your soul; Tripods and Monopods got your back; Go towards the light; Composition rules, period; Panorama and burst modes; Third-Party camera apps; Photo-Editing Apps)

iPhone Photography School (tutorials: tips and techniques; weekly contest; 10 Composition Tips For Taking Better iPhone Photos: Include A Focal Point; Follow The Rule of Thirds; Balance The Image Diagonally; Shoot From A Lower Angle; Include Foreground Interest; Use Leading Lines; Fill The Frame; Leave Space For Movement; Frame Your Subject; Break The Rules!)

Brilliant smartphone photography tips and tricks

How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone’s Camera

The History of Photography and the Camera: From Pinhole to SmartPhones Simple Guide to Make You a Better Smartphone Photographer” from Josh Dunlop’s Expert Photography

What your smartphone is good at: tabletop photography, portraiture, travel, landscape, urban and street photography.

What your smartphone is probably bad at: low light photography, flash photography, wildlife and sport photography.

The article also discusses pixel density, memory, in-camera LED flash, focus and metering, battery and ergonomics.


“Do not be fooled: most images will look good on your small, bright and contrasted smartphone screen, much like they do when displayed on the LCD of any digital camera. The real test is to see them larger, on a computer screen. You do not need to pixel peep to see a noticeable difference in sharpness and general quality.

“If an image does not look good when viewed on your phone, then you may as well delete it and save the space for a better one.”

“Fortunately, some of the limits of smartphone cameras can be overcome by using dedicated apps.”

Post-process: why the smartphone camera changed photography forever, Or how a pro fell in love with photography again

Master Mobile Photography - Macworld: Snap, Edit, and Share Images with your iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone (PDF)

Smartphone photography workshop: Tips and Tricks from Carleton University (PDF)

Smartphone Photography: there is more than just selfies! (PDF)

How to take better photos with your Android phone (Avoid using the flash; Don’t use digital zoom – EVER!; Check details of your best, worst and Auto photos; Use HDR Mode; Use those post-processing filters; The 'reflective sunglasses' trick; Make one subject appear several times in a Panorama shot; The rule of thirds; Colorify Augmented Reality) smartphone photography tips for taking better pictures (Get to know your camera; Get close and fill the viewfinder; Remember the rule of thirds; Get the right light; Take photos with people; Keep the lens clean; Use photo-editing tools)

10 Tips for Good Smartphone Photography - TechSpot (Know Your Auto Mode; Override the Defaults; Use Good Posture or Even a Tripod; Harness HDR Mode; Use the Whole Sensor; Edit, post-processing stage; Check the App Store; Never Zoom; Go Macro; Light It Right)

YouTube videos: (1) Mobile photography tools usher in new era of photography from CNN; (2) iPhone tutorial: Shooting techniques from; (3) iPhone Portrait Photography Crash Course: How to take great images with your iPhone or Cell Phone; (4) Smartphone Photography: Taking Better Photos with Your Phone; (5) Tutorial: Dramatically Edit Photos Using ONLY iPhone

7 Smartphone Photography Tips and Techniques by Lorenz Holder

8 DIY Smartphone Photography Tips

10 iPhone Photography Tips by Matt Granger

Phone Photography by Mike Browne

Photography on Android (How To) by Copper vs Glass