In 2014, I had the opportunity to travel to some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been – the Swiss Alps, French Riviera, and more. In the beginning, I never felt like my photos did justice to the places I was photographing. I only use my smartphone to take pictures, and knew this created some limitations, but I’d seen others take great-looking smartphone photos, and began to wonder how I could do the same.
So I starting reading about it, and practicing. Over time, my skills as a smartphone photographer have certainly improved (I think so, anyway), but there’s still lots of room for growth. Landscape and scenic images are my favorite, and I’ll use this site to show off my galleries. But I also plan to write about what I’ve learned. This includes everything from how to use your phone’s camera settings to framing your shot in the most interesting way possible to which tools and apps I’ve found to be the most useful.
Remember, I’m not a professional photographer, so you won’t find technical photography terms without explanation here. And you won’t hear me telling you about expensive DSLR cameras. I’m not into lugging around tons of equipment, and if you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re not, either. I’m just a regular traveler that wants to take the best pictures I can, using only my phone (and maybe a few small accessories here and there).
Hopefully, some of the things I’ve learned will help you take better smartphone photos. That’s my goal, so please let me know how I’m doing!
You can learn more about me at brianwbeard.com