Take Your Phone Photography Skills Up A Notch

I love photography and have enjoyed learning how to really use my DSLR over the last few years. Starting out, my goal was to be able to operate it on manual by the time I had grandchildren of my own. And I've accomplished that thanks to a wonderful friend who nominated me for a free slot in Karen Russell's photography class about 5 years ago. It was amazing!!  While she is not currently teaching, I am hoping she will decide to do so again and I will definitely sign up for the course once more.  I learned so much about my camera and how it operates, and I gained a confidence in using it that I never had before. 

 An early photo of one of my grandchildren--I took the class just in time to hone my skills before he arrived.

An early photo of one of my grandchildren--I took the class just in time to hone my skills before he arrived.

But, let's face it. I don't always have my Nikon with me. As much as I'd like to keep it in my car or in my purse, it just hasn't been reality for me. What I DO always have with me, however is my iPhone. ALWAYS. I've learned that so many of the principles I learned in my DSLR class can also be applied to my phone photography, especially if I take an extra second to actually think about what I am doing before snapping the shutter. Capturing the little moments of life, whether it be through the eyes of my grandchild or through my own, are important to me and I want them to be the best pictures I can take. 

Phone cameras have come a long way! I currently have an iPhone 6, but I'm seriously coveting the 7+ simply because of its camera! My husband has a Galaxy 7 Edge and it takes amazing photos as well. But, what I've learned is that regardless of the camera, the best shots come from simple techniques that make your photos more interesting--to help them have depth or tell a story.

 An example of using a different angle to get a more interesting shot.

An example of using a different angle to get a more interesting shot.

If you follow my personal blog, Mommy's Treasures, then you know that each month I create an Instagram challenge for my friends and me. We shoot a photo a day with our phones and post them to Instagram with the hashtag of the month. (We'd love to have you join us!) In March of 2017, I designed a challenge to help us all learn more about the little cameras on our phones and how to get the best pictures from them. Each day focused on a particular technique or feature and by the end of the month, ALL of our photos were improved! 

I have compiled all of that information, updated some of it and even added a page featuring some information about the iPhone 7+ to create an eBook that can be downloaded.  This 159 - page book is full of information as well as photo examples and comparisons. It includes information for both iPhone users as well as Android users and is sure to help you take your phone photography  from "so-so" to "Wow"! And guess what?!?  It is now available in the SHOP and it's on sale for a limited introductory time!! 

 Downloadable eBook--on sale for a limited time.

Downloadable eBook--on sale for a limited time.

Click on over to the shop, add the book to your cart and you will promptly receive an email with a link to the download. I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to send me some of your new and improved phone photography samples!