Smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Many of us use them not just to stay connected with friends, loved ones, and coworkers, but also to perform other tasks such as email, book trips, make reservations, purchase tickets, and so much more.
A great majority of people also use their smartphones for taking photos – be it of people, food, places, events; anything that catches one’s fancy and can tell a story. Another common activity of smartphone users is landscape photography, especially for those who travel a lot.
While some people say that landscape photography is always better using a DSLR or a mirrorless camera because of these gear’s many features (such as interchangeable lenses, sensor size, and dynamic range), there are photographers who prefer to use their smartphones because these devices are handy and convenient to use. This seems to be the greatest advantage of smartphone cameras. The lack of features can be somewhat addressed by the myriad of camera apps available for free.
Moreover, there are now several add-on lenses for smartphones, so even if they do not have the interchangeable ones used in DSLR photography, smartphone users can now experiment with their shots using different lenses (fish eye, wide, and macro lenses are the most popular ones).
It takes more than just the willingness and excitement to shoot and share photos to make sure that they are good ones. It takes more than just having the right lenses or features to be certain that the photos deliver the right message. Landscape photography is not difficult but it’s also not something you can do with your eyes closed.
Here are some suggestions you might want to consider when taking landscape photos using your smartphone.