Explore Your Smartphone
Explore Your Smartphone
The camera and apps on your smartphone can create amazing images

They say the only camera you need is the one you have with you – and often that’s your smartphone. How many times have you spent ages setting up and taking a shot with your expensive digital camera, tripod and filters, then quickly grabbed a snap with your smartphone to post on social media and thought, “I don’t know why I bother with all this kit, the phone does a better job!”

It’s true. The cameras in the latest smartphones, like the Apple iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S11, Huawei P30 Pro and Google Pixel 3 are amazing. Okay, their sensors may be small compared to those on a ‘proper’ digital camera, but image quality is stunning, their ability to control contrast and exposure is astounding, and you could easily make prints up to 16 x 20in and not realise the photographs had been taken with a phone. When did you last make a print bigger than that?

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October 10, 2019