Smart phones now have such sophisticated cameras that it is no longer necessary to purchase a high-end, brand-name SLR camera in order to take great pictures. To illustrate, the photo in the banner above for this blog was taken with a simple smart phone, purchased in 2013.
My previous smart phone, purchased in 2011, couldn’t take anything close to a fine picture like that.
So, we are currently seeing a revolution in smart phone photography capabilities. Peruse these links:
- Smartphone Camera Lenses Are Leading to A Mobile Photography Revolution
- The Mobile Photography Revolution. Smart phones killed the point-and-shoot. “The point-and-shoot can’t take photos well enough to compete with the big cameras, and it’s not portable or flexible enough to go toe-to-toe with modern smartphones.”
- Leading the Revolution in Smart-phone Photography
- Smart phones have democratized photography.
- Your camera doesn’t matter anymore.
- Defending cameras from the smart phone revolution.
One of the first things I ask students in Photojournalism class to do is to research the full capabilities of their smart phones and post videos, reviews and links to their blogs.
Here’s mine, a LG G2:
My camera is a Nikon D5300.