PHONEOGRAPHY IS PHOTOGRAPHY? Yes.
Don't be afraid to learn something new simply because you feel like you are not good enough. Everyone starts out as a beginner and I'm a huge believer of slow progress is better than no progress. This post is dedicated to anyone out there who loves taking photos but is too afraid to consider themselves a photographer because the only camera they own is their phone camera.
I've talked to so many people who are afraid to call themselves a photographer because they don't own a DSLR or "one of those proper camera". However, over the past two years with USC Photography Club, I am lucky enough to know so many talented individuals who build amazing portfolios based on just one fixed lens or even a phone camera. It makes me rethink what it means to be a photographer and allows me to step out of my comfort zone.
So, since we're on the topic of phone cameras and what not, here is a compilation of some of my #iphoneography over the years...
Most of these were taken on an iphone 6S (some were taken on an iphone 5).
Good lighting makes a huge difference when it comes to taking photos with your phone. I tend to avoid taking any photos during nighttime because phone camera doesn't work too great under low-light condition, even if the flash is on.
Sunset is also another great time for photography in general. Personally, I like to lower the highlight when I take photos of the sky or the sunset so that the color gradients are more prominent. If my photo has some silhouette (like the ones above), I will also bump up the saturation quite a bit. However, I wouldn't recommend doing this too much if the photo has no silhouette since it can mess up the color of the entire photo.
Here are the 3 apps that I use:
Extra tips that might be useful:
I hope anyone reading this find some of the information useful! For those who own high quality camera gears, that is great. For those who don't, that is completely fine too. In the end, photography is all about being able to convey stories and feelings through photos. Best of luck to all photographers and aspiring photographers!