Snapping Good Photos With Your Phone

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    Apr 25, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
    NYT: The cameras on cellphones today have become sophisticated instruments, with between 8 and 16 megapixel sensors, which allow you to make extremely detailed and sharp images. However, there are many other aspects, such as actual pixel size and aperture size, that affect the quality of a phone’s camera. But even an older phone like mine, which has a 5-megapixel sensor, can take great shots.

    Of course, cellphones have their limitations, and it’s important to understand what they do well: landscapes and portraits in good, even light. It is equally important to know what they do less well: any shot with poor or overly contrasted light, and scenes in which there are several light sources. Flash is also rarely satisfying, mostly because it is too weak to richly illuminate a dim scene. It works much better in situations when it is used as fill-in flash, to pop a bit of brightness into faces and eyes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/travel/snapping-good-photos-with-your-phone.html#
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    Apr 26, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    I have a canon DSLR and couple of nice lenses. Getting a great shot is not so much about the equipment but about the light, the subject the scene, and just being in the right place at the right time. I've seen some amazing shots from a cell phone.
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    Apr 26, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    OP do you have some deal with the NYTimes where you have to post only their articles ? icon_lol.gif

    I hope your getting paid !
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    Apr 26, 2014 6:04 PM GMT
    Giggles! It is the only newspaper I read now. I use to also read the WSJ until their new boss got rid of the editorial staff.
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    Apr 26, 2014 6:11 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidNYT: The cameras on cellphones today have become sophisticated ... cellphones have their limitations ...



    sorry / warning;
    not enough information in the post or the article to worth anyone reading this.
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    Apr 27, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    Breeman saidI have a canon DSLR and couple of nice lenses. Getting a great shot is not so much about the equipment but about the light, the subject the scene, and just being in the right place at the right time. I've seen some amazing shots from a cell phone.

    +1 !
    As a photographer, I can tell you, some of my best shots came from an iPhone. I too, shoot with a high end Canon, but some of my best profile pics came from various iPhones when the lighting was interesting.