Phones are the best cameras for photography.
- If you have iPhone, use the “Procamera” app, and shoot with the full screen trigger. Also lock exposure on a white t shirt, or a highlight (thanks to @OGGSIE and Misho for the tip).
- Shoot a shit load: Photos on your photos are free. Backup your photos on Google Photos app for free. Shoot 1,000 photos in a day, and choose your 1 favorite photo, and publish it or share it.
- Use VSCO: best mobile photography editing app. I’m a big fan of A6 preset. Honestly, a lot of my phone photos processed in VSCO looked better than medium-format film.
- If you have a shitty camera phone process your photos in black and white high contrast. The grain and grit will look nice.
- Shoot in airplane mode. Don’t let your camera phone you (thanks to Brendan O’ Sea for the tip).
- Follow great phone photographers like Aik Beng Chia, OGGSIE, Misho Baranovic, Josh White, Jinhao, Brendan O’Se, Sheldon Serkin, Daniel Arnold. Check out the #wearethestreet collective for more inspiration.
- Study the masters of photography, and apply composition rules to your phone photos.
- Shoot during golden hour (sunrise, sunset) for more beautiful colors.
- Use the phone flash for more saturated colors.
- Join STREET CLUB on ERIC KIM FORUM for inspiration, and buy STREET NOTES MOBILE EDITION for inspiration on the go.
The best camera is a phone:
- How to take Better Photos on Your Phone
- Is iPhone a real camera?
- The Holy Grail of Photography
- 10 Reasons Why Your Smartphone is the Best Camera
- The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to iPhone/Smartphone Photography
- 7 Benefits of Shooting Street Photography With a Smartphone
- What if Smartphones Had The Same Image Quality as DSLR’s?
- My Experience Shooting Street Photography With A Smartphone vs Medium-Format
- Why the 4’’ iPhone SE Will Revolutionize Photography
- In Street Photography, The Smaller the Camera, the Better
- 10 New Tips How to Master Shooting Street Photography With the iPhone
- 3 Reasons Why You Should Use the iPhone 5 For Street Photography by Mike Avina
Unleash your creative potential:
- November 7th, 2020: ERIC KIM BLOGGING MASTER CLASS (Online, via Zoom). [Register Intent Here]
- April 10-11th, 2021: BOSTON / Discover Your Unique Voice in Photography Workshop [Register Intent Here]
- May 1-2nd, 2021: CHICAGO / Street Photography Composition Masterclass [Register Intent Here]
- May 22-22nd, 2021: NEW YORK CITY / STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS by ERIC KIM [Register Intent Here]
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