Put the smart in smartphone photos.
The benefits of smartphone photography.
With smartphone manufacturers making strides in camera quality all the time, the quality gap between DSLRs (and mirrorless digital cameras) and smartphones continues to narrow. But even the most sophisticated smartphones still can’t rival the power and control DSLRs offer. Features like a higher megapixel resolution, detachable lenses, and the ability to adjust settings manually to achieve effects are all things phones lack or cannot do as well. In addition, shallow depth of field, motion blur, or bokeh are a few things that keep DSLRs a notch above smartphones.
That doesn’t mean you should overlook your smartphone as a powerful camera. What you sacrifice in control you make up for in convenience and simplicity. Plus, phones are great tools to get you in the habit of shooting every day, which is how you’ll improve as a photographer.
Keep your whole kit in your pocket.
Keep a low profile.
A phone’s smaller size lets you stay under the radar in situations where you might not want to draw attention to yourself with a larger camera. “If you do street photography or you want to be more incognito within the scene, it’s much easier to be discreet taking photos with your phone,” says Tom.
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