I’ve loved taking photos for as long as I can remember. I used to spend my Saturday afternoons in the town waiting for my photos to get developed, and receiving my first digital camera for Christmas was a pretty exciting time for me.
Back then, phones didn’t have cameras on them. I can still remember the first time one of my friends bought their first ‘camera phone’. We all stood around in wonder with this little Nokia being passed around. It had a vga camera on the back, not even 1mp, and took pictures so pixelated you could barely make out what was going on. But hey, it was a phone with a camera, space age man!
Things have come on so much since then, and now the quality of the cameras on phones has pretty much eliminated the need for a compact camera.
I have an iPhone and I use it for a lot of my photography. It’s great for taking snaps of the kids when we are out and about, but I’ve also captured some pretty nice images on it that you wouldn’t believe weren’t taken with my big DSLR. Working with lighting and using apps can produce some fantastic photos, and just a quick search on photo sharing sites for hashtags like #iphonegraphy or #iphonephotography can show you what can be achieved.
Here are some I’ve captured –
Of course, for families, having a good camera phone in your pocket means you never miss an opportunity to capture precious family moments again. I have hundreds of memories stored on my iPhone that I would otherwise have missed because I’d left my camera at home.
To celebrate the launch of the brand new iPhone 6s & 6s plus, Three mobile are offering a fantastic phone photography kit to any budding parent phoneographers who love capturing happy memories with their smartphones. Your photography kit will help to ensure you don’t have any more blurry family photos clogging up your storage!
Up for grabs is: a bubble pod, two mini studio lights, phone stand, mini light box with 4x colour backgrounds and a bag to transport the loot in.
To win, Three want you to tell us your best phone photography tips. Tips will be judged again the following criteria:
- Technical knowledge of their handsets (e.g. phone-specific tips to easily focus the camera, create cool effects during the editing process or use exposure to get the best photo etc)
- Originality of tip (e.g. one than hasn’t been submitted before, or has made an effort to find a quicker, easier way fo getting the best picture)
- Knowledge of photography (e.g. photographic know-how around Rule of Three, exposure etc).
To enter, you must first login via the rafflecopter below, this ensure that I get your contact details for notification should you be chosen as winner.
I’m looking forward to reading all of your tips, and hopefully we can all learn a thing or two about fabulous phone photography!