Phoneography is an ever-growing market, as every year new versions of phones are released with improved camera lenses. One of the reasons these phones are so popular, as they give you the freedom of an on the go camera making sure you never missing a photo op. Here are 7 things you didn’t know you could do with your camera phone!
Control Your Exposure
Having your image be correctly exposed is key to the success of your phoneography. Most camera phones can change the exposure by holding down on the screen before taking on the phone and dragging your finger up in down to brighten or darken the image. If your phone doesn’t have this option, editing apps are always a great option.
Shoot In HDR
Shooting in “HDR” High Dynamic Range is an option that is automatically applied to the most recent smartphones. What happens is the phone takes three photos at three different exposures and combines them into one image. Taking the over and underexposed spots in a regular photo and changing it to correctly exposed photos to replicate what you see in real-time.
Change To A Telephoto Or Macro Lens
As technology continues to progress so do phones and cameras, with some now offer up to three different lenses on the back. These can be quite expensive, but there is another option of attachable lenses that can turn your camera phone into a telephoto, fisheye or macro lens.
Take Underwater Photos
Underwater cameras can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars, but the newer phones are now water-resistant there is no need to spend this much money. I know it can be scary dipping your phone into water, which is why we recommend using waterproof cases, like the Life Proof cases that protect your phone against water.
A new idea for phoneography is live photos, which captures small videos with every photo, which now gives your phone some pretty amazing options as to what to do with these photos. By altering this video you can create long exposures, video loops, or video bounces all by sliding up on the image.