Smartphone and iPhone photography good enough | 2 day photography Workshop Singapore

You can’t deny that there are more phones with camera capabilities than the camera alone. Are Smartphone and iPhone photography good enough? 

  • What are the advantages of smartphones and iPhones as compared to other cameras? 
  • What are the limitations of smartphones and iPhones?

iPhone and SmartPhone photography is a subset of photography

iPhone and SmartPhone photography is a subset of photography. To take better pictures or take your photography to the next level with your smartphone and iPhone, you have to understand basic photography such as: 

  • Shutter speed, 
  • Aperture, 
  • ISO, 
  • Exposure, and
  • Composition. 

The basic understanding opens up your creativity to have better control of your final results.

The creative control in photography:

  • Shutter speed is to control motion blur
  • Aperture is to create background or foreground blurring.
  • ISO to help achieve the correct exposure with the desired Shutter and Aperture settings.

Unfortunately, those controls are not visible in the smartphone and iPhone unless you have software. To control those functions for creative control, you need to activate the software specific for Android or IOS.

Smartphone and iPhone photography good enough | 2 day photography Workshop Singapore
Creative Shutter Speed Control

What makes your picture pleasant to the eyes of the viewer?

A contrasting picture is created by using either color, brightness, or other contrasting elements. Adding lines, perspectives, and frames can direct the attention to the subjects. Create your vision before you shoot. 

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Lady in Red. Rajasthan, India
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Landscape Photography Singapore – Framing

What are the advantages of smartphones and iPhones as compared to other cameras?

Smartphone and iPhone photography good enough | 2 day photography Workshop Singapore
Creative Depth of Field Control on camera not easy to achieve on smartphone or iPhone.
  • Always with you and always ready.
  • Availability of Editing software and filters
  • Immediate link to social media
  • Portability
  • Selfie  
  • Food and people 


What are the limitations of smartphones and iPhones?

  • Slow to focus and track moving subjects.
  • Cannot take faraway subjects.
  • High noise in lowlight photography.
  • Limited accessories. 
  • Limited control for depth of field.
  • Limited control for flash photography.
Flamingos, Gujarat, India
Subjects are too far away for smartphone and iPhone

You can find out more about the 2 day photography workshop in Singapore if you wish to learn more about photography either using Smartphone and iPhone, or DSLR.

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