Sunset by the river – how to take good photos on your phone

It’s amazing the kind of images you can produce from a phone. I blogged about it briefly last year, although I don’t often share photos on my blog.

Taking photographs on a phone is actually a really good exercise to improve your photography – you can’t just make an interesting photo with a shallow depth of field (the sensor is too small for that) and you have to think very carefully about the image, and the limitations of the ‘camera’.

The composition has to be really strong and the I’ve found that I need to think very carefully about the light and how the small phone camera will interpret it. Simply put: the photograph has to be twice as good as if you had an SLR.

(Photographer Chase Jarvis has done some amazing work with an iPhone, and even published a book of images from a year of his life.)

Here are a few images I’ve taken with my iPhone.

a walk by the river Thames on Sunday evening…

and another from my honeymoon in Barbados…

To see more of my work visit charlwoodphotography.com, and for my non-commissioned work Flickr.

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