Cell Phone Photography

Cell Phone Photography

They say the best camera is the one you have with you when the shot appears. And with so many of us carrying camera phones with us wherever we go, cell phone photography is a growing hobby. Learn how to take your cell phone photography to the next level with tips and reviews from the following sites.

Cell Phone Photography Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Digital Photography School: 12 Tips for Improving Camera Phone Photos5 stars

"The better lit your subject is the clearer your image is likely to be. If possible shoot outside or turn on lights when shooting inside." These twelve helpful tips from Darren Rowse are just one article on a whole site dedicated to learning digital photography. Although many of the articles may not be applicable to a phone, the basic tenets of good photography still apply whether your camera is also a phone, or not.

HOSSedia: iPhone Photography Tutorial5 stars

This twelve-page tutorial starts with a list of apps, divided into two categories. The first is those apps referenced in the tutorial, the second is "not referenced in the tutorial, but cool nonetheless." After downloading the necessary apps, you can traverse through the lessons using the page navigation at the bottom of each article. HOSSedia does sell books and other training, but this online tutorial is free.

iPhoneography4 stars

iPhoneography is a review site that focuses on iPhone "shooting, editing & sharing." Recent reviews were about video coming to Instagram and a Kickstarter-funded gadget called BubblePop that spins your camera phone so you can take 360º panoramic images. Really.

Mashable: Photo Apps5 stars

Mashable is a tech magazine that frequently reviews apps. In fact, they've got a whole section just for photo apps. Recent articles include tips on how to add a faux tan to your pix (sounds a whole lot healthier than the kind you get outdoors!) and a roundup of seven photo editing apps to use with Instagram. Just keep in mind as you peruse the archive that things change quickly in the app world, and older articles may be out of date.

National Geographic: How to Take Camera Photo Pictures5 stars

"In capable hands, a camera phone - the most widely used kind of camera in history - can produce compelling images. In this gallery, get tips for taking the best shots wherever you go." Who better to give photo advice than National Geographic? "Photo Tip: Wait for the magic hour. During the times of sunrise and sunset, the sky is colorful enough for even a camera phone to capture land and sky with fairly good exposure." In addition to the thirteen tips, you get thirteen fabulous photos annotated with the type of phone the shot was taken with.

Cell Phone Photography Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

10 Top Tips For Taking Better Photos With Camera Phones

The Best Cell Phone Photo Editing Apps

Flicker: Cell Phone Photography

NYIP: Cell Phone Photography


Cite This Page

Feldman, Barbara. "Cell Phone Photography." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 25 Jun. 2013. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/cell-phone-photography/ >.


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