Mobile Photography - iShqification by Kiran Mithra

Can anyone tell me which is the most widely used camera to take photograph ?

Its not Sony, Nikon, Cannon… but mobile phones cameras. This small gadget has reached out to every depth of this society and is the most widely used medium to take photographs.

What prompted for this mass reachability… People are always interested in recording situations happening around them. It can be a personal memory, news content, official events etc. But the fact is : Mobile phones are always with the users. It give them the freedom to record what they want… on a single click of a button.

The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, a J-Phone model, although some argue that Samsung SCH-V200 and Kyocera VP-210 Visual Phone, both introduced months earlier, are the first camera phones.

Things always evolve… Mobile photography has undergone a drastic change in the last decade. Now we speak about mobile phones which has all the features of a professional camera. It was not the phones, but the software's used to capture the photographs has great features. Social apps has played a major role in getting this small handy device the popularity we see now. It has already become part of our daily life….

Awesome shots are now within your reach, every where you go. You can easily practice your craft – and add to your visual record – every single day, moment by moment.

The latest devices like Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, Samsung Galaxy S7,Apple iPhone 6S, Huawei P9, Google Nexus 6P,HTC One 10, LG G5, Xiaomi Mi 5 has an F range between 1.7 to 22 and has built in software's which has the features of a professional cameras.

But having a good camera phone and a great software does not end up in good pictures. I just thought of sharing some of my understanding of mobile phone photography.


Get a good phone

Keep the lens clean

Download a better camera app

Don't sit at home

Go out and see more Never hesitate to click what you like

Respect privacy of others

Perform image correction before publishing

Share it


Learn your gear

Shoot out of Auto modes

Play with light

Try different angles

Avoid zoom

Shoot in Raw

Don't HDR


Try different lenses (Telescope lens, fish eye lens, macro lens, wide-angle lens etc.)

Gorilla Pods/ Tripods/ Stands

Selfie sticks

Wireless remote triggers

Moving Time lapse mounts

Portable LED lighting

Power banks

Go Virtual (Samsung Oculus/ HTC Vivie etc.)

Try Camera chassis stabilizers for Videos

And the list continues…. Meanwhile why don’t you see some of my #mobilesurprises.

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