Photography

Photography is the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation.

Here we look at it from a smartphone perspective.

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Huawei P20 Pro – 2018 the Year China took the Smartphone market by storm.

Huawei P20 Pro – 2018 the Year China took the Smartphone market by storm.   Smartphones are amazing I think we can all agree, over the last ten years or so innovation in the smartphone industry has been driven hard. Almost everyone is now addicted to their smartphone and it is this consumer addiction to these spectacular technological marvels that have driven the innovation we are seeing. Over the past decade, the smartphone has systematically consumed all other personal electronic devices into their ample bosoms.   From digital cameras to Dictaphones, PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), to fitness trackers, audio recorders […]


Smartphone-Cameras

Smartphone Cameras – Google Pixel 2

Smartphone Cameras – Google Pixel 2 I have always been fascinated with cameras, lenses, the rules of photography, history of photography, art, aesthetics, colour, etc etc.  Over the last 100 plus years of photography, film cameras evolved into digital and as the digital camera became more popular and accessible it became physically smaller and smaller. The real challenge for the future of this small factor digital photography is how the engineers understand the creative process and how they solve the problems of the ever decreasing smartphone camera. Best Camera on a Smartphone? Currently, the penultimate example of the small practical […]


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Snapseed Layer Mask

  Snapseed Layer Mask Snapseed is a super powerful mobile photo editing application for both Android and IOS, it is made by Google and probably the most feature rich image & photo editor available today for mobile, smartphone, iPhone and tablet devices. In this snapseed tutorial, I demonstrate how to create layers, use filters and manipulate them using layer masks.  In this example, I am using a promotional flyer from The Energetic Mind T shirt range. I demonstrate how to highlight some of the Tshirts in colour whilst making others and background black and white. You could combine this tutorial with my […]


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Snapseed Layers and Text

Snapseed is a powerful image editing app/software for both IOS and Android smartphones. The software is made by industry leaders GOOGLE and has lots of options. Snapseed is one of the most powerful image editing apps available for both smartphone & iPhones. It can be used to produce spectacular images for your business. In this tutorial, we will look at Snapseed Layers and Text and share some of our snapseed tricks. For more information about mobile/iPhone photography theory, ideas and concepts as well as image editing theory, terms and concepts check out my book Smartphone Media Production. Kindle links at […]


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Smartphone video production tools

The only smartphone video production tools you need are your phone (smartphone or iPhone) and a copy of Smartphone Media Production: A media revolution for everyone. A lot of people are still in the frame of mind that 1) Amature video is worthless 2) Professional video production is the only option and 3) Video production is uber expensive. What If I told you, you could get the value of video marketing without the expense but (and it is a big BUT) you will have to learn the skills. Gary Vee, the infamous internet marketer believes the future of marketing is […]


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Iphone Photography – It’s convenient. 

iPhone Photography – It’s convenient. Just let this image sink in for a minute. It is a prime example of the convenience of iPhone Photography, I took the photo on my Samsung Galaxy S7 because it is, in one image EVERYTHING I am writing about in Smartphone Media Production. Here is a tourist in Iceland, like me and my family doing Iceland’s famous “Golden Circle”. The sites are amazing and everyone has their cameras ready to get those all important holiday snaps, myself included. Convenience You have the option of either one of your two, top of the range compact cameras. Both […]


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Iphone 7 and Iphone 7 Plus

Apples 2016 Flagships iPhone. Apple flagship smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are two of the top handsets in the mobile world and two of the best smartphones for media production. The iPhone has a dedicated following and is in most cases the first choice for creative professionals. Both the Iphone 7 and Iphone 7 plus have stiff competition in the high end ‘media production capable’ smartphone arena,  the main competition is from Samsung, HTC, LG and  Google. The iPhone 7 is generally accepted as the best mobile for both photography and video production. Powerful The iPhone 7 […]