7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Smartphone’s Camera

Thank you for this informative reminder that the phone will do for now. It has been a struggle on the hunt for a good priced camera to hone my skills. Unfortunately, photography is an expensive hobby.

art & politik

Back in the summer of 2011, I sold my car and settled for a downgrade in order to buy a Canon 5D Mark II. And right now I don’t remember the last time I picked it up in the past year. I’ve had no need to since getting an iPhone 5.

Don’t take that as a diss against DSLRs. I bought that thing knowing it’ll have my back whenever it comes time to start shooting a project. But other than that, it’s not typically something I keep as an everyday carry-around anymore.

There’s a point to all the back-story here. One very common thing I hear from people is that they want to get into photography. Good photography. And most of the time, for them, that means they need to find a DSLR. Bad decision? No.

But necessary? Not exactly.

If you’re someone who’s just getting into the…

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― Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

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