It was very freeing to not have to carry my heavy equipment with me, and really focus on spending some wonderful time with my son, while at the same time being able to capture great memories for us.
Smartphone photography is a little different to photographing with a proper digital SLR. For example, you can’t exactly shoot “wide open” which is what I love doing with my DSLR to really focus on the main subject in the photo and throw the rest out of focus. You are also limited to a wide angle lens, so you need to look at the complete frame you’re capturing and really utilize the compositional techniques like the rule of thirds to create impactful images that are more than just a quick phone snapshot.
I have really enjoyed this challenge and while I think nothing can quite replace “proper” big camera photos, I will treasure these just as much!
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