Do you know that 77% of Americans own a smartphone? That’s a lot of smartphones, but that’s also a lot of potential to take photos! How many of those people do you think actually know how to take good photos with their smartphone?
I bet there has been a time or two (or more) where you’ve been disappointed with your own photos taken on your smartphone. But you can change that just by learning a few tips and tricks. I’ve scoured the internet to find 4 quality, beginner smartphone photography tutorials to help get you started. Plus, I’ve created my top 5 favorite smartphone photography tips that you can find in my free resource library at the bottom of this post.
So dive right in to these 4 smartphone photography tutorials below to help take better photos with your phone. I’ve read and watched all of these tutorials to improve my photos, because I’m always using my phone to capture photos of my family.
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I just took this class recently and the creator, Tabitha, has so many great tips that would pair well with anyone who is an Ali Edwards fan. You can take this course on SkillShare in about 30 minutes and learn a few technical tips on how to use your SmartPhone as well as great ideas on how to take a self-portrait. To take the class, you can sign up for a Premium SkillShare membership and start with 2 months free to try it out as many classes as you would like. If you are looking to get some unique self-portraits to include in an All About Me album, then this is the best class to take. Tabitha also mentions my number one, all time favorite smartphone photography tip. You can check out all of my favorite smartphone photography tips at the bottom of this post.
Chari from Persnickety Prints has a treasure trove of photography tips. She knows what works and doesn’t work when it comes to printing photos. This also means she has great tips on how to capture the best images. She has created a separate series of blog posts that cover smartphone photography tips. But also check out her other blog posts for amazing tips for taking and printing photos. I print all my photos with her company and love her process.
This blog post is a very comprehensive guide to smartphone photography. Unlike most posts and courses, this one features photos taken with an Android phone. Most courses usually are done with iPhones because it tends to be more popular. However, there are just as many Android smartphone users as there are iPhone users. This post shows that no matter what device you have, taking beautiful, interesting, and print worthy images can be done from any smartphone.
This is a quick class on SkillShare that you can watch in 15 minutes. (Remember you can sign up for a Premium SkillShare membership and start with 2 months free to try it out – the premium membership always includes an unlimited number of classes.) It’s a great course created by a family photography from Barcelona. He provides great tips to learn small tips on how to capture better photos of your family using your smartphone. He doesn’t get technical with smartphone tips, but he does teach you better composition and ideas for shots. His class is worth the 15 minute watch to get some easy ideas for capturing better photos with your phone.
And now it’s time to get started with the tutorials I’ve recommended. Like I mentioned above, these are tutorials that I’ve read and watched to improve my smartphone photography. It’s helped me to develop a quick eye to look for better shots, better lighting, and how to find unique ways to capture memories using my smartphone.
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Let me know in the comments what you think about smartphone photography? What are your favorite tutorials, tips, and tricks using your phone?
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