If you put the effort in, you can get amazing photos from a mobile phone

If you’re trying to become a better travel photographer¬†one of the most important lessons you can learn is that it’s not always about what gear you have, it’s about how you use it.

Everyone has a mobile phone in their pocket these days so travel photography has become easier than ever.

There’s no need to carry around big, heavy cameras with an assortment of different lenses. Everybody has a camera in their pocket.

The technical side of taking a photo is the easiest part by far.

The hardest part is physically getting there in the first place. Whether that’s because you need to catch a flight or get up at the crack of dawn. So having a camera in your phone that’s small and easy to carry around makes life a little easier.

Once you’re there, taking the photo is easy as long as you follow the tips in the video tutorial above.

The six mobile photography tips that you’ll learn about in the video are:

  1. Fill the frame
  2. Use a frame within the frame
  3. The rule of thirds
  4. Leading lines
  5. The rule of odds
  6. Symmetry

But there are a few other things you should remember when shooting mobile photography.

For example, always remember to clean the lens of the camera because it’s likely to get a little dirty or greasy from being in your pocket unprotected.

Also, activate the 3×3 grid in the menu of your camera app to be able to shoot with the rule of thirds in mind.

And finally, remember proper grip technique when holding your mobile phone, just like you would with a normal camera, to get the sharpest image possible.

If you follow all of those rules then you should be able to capture some very interesting photos.

If you have any more questions about shooting photography on a mobile phone then feel free to leave a comment below.

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