Your phone has capabilities that extend well beyond selfies and videos. In J.D. Biersdorfer's recent article, she explains that even if you don't have the latest smartphone, the photography tools you have at your fingertips are tools that professional photographers have used for years.
Consider the power of voice-activated photo sessions, the creation of wide-screen images, videos recorded at different speeds, and even the power and efficiency of visually searching the internet.
Here's a quick recap of skills you might utilize when using your phone:
- Get Hands-Free Help - your phone's virtual assistant can handle much of the camera work allowing you to get amazing shots quickly.
- Go wide with a Panorama – stretch your scene for miles by creating a panoramic photographic images.
- Alter time with video – Most camera software includes modes for adding cinematic effects to your video by introducing time-lapsed photos/video or slow-motion video.
- Tap into the Internet - Google Lens (or Goggles) as an image-recognition software powered by Google, which allows for searching by images … or even identifying details about images captured with your phone.
There are hundreds of free camera hacks available without adding paid-apps to your phone, and even more functionality if you do purchase camera apps. The article below gives more detail into a few handy functions included with most phones.