Why I Prefer my Phone Camera for my Everyday....and my Vacations
I am a professional photographer and yet, honestly, cannot stand taking my big camera with me vacation.
Because our phone cameras are so amazing and take better phone photos than ever before!
AND I always have my phone with me.
AND it is so much lighter than my “big camera.”
Every single image in this blog post was created with my iPhone 7+ and a special tool I'll tell you about below. I've also shared the editing app I use to edit my phone photos below.
These images were taken during our recent European vacation. Our phones make it super easy to take amazing photos every day! No need to lug around your heavy DSLR when your phone camera is more than capable of producing amazing images.
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My Absolute Favorite Tool for Better Phone Photos
The reason I purchased it is because I wanted to have a wider angle than my iPhone allows. This lens is small, lightweight, and easy to carry. They have several other lenses as well and maybe one day I’ll invest in another (or two)! But for now, this wide angle Moment Lens makes photography with my phone so much fun!
You do need to purchase a phone case from Moment as well to attach the lens to. They have a simple one (which is what I use because....less expensive) but they also have one that extends your battery life - which I hope to invest in very soon!
If you want to go the extra step Moment also offers an amazing app that allows you to control your phone camera as a DSLR! It’s a super cool feature for those who want better control with their camera phone. I’m still pretty happy with the native phone app on my phone but I will open the Moment app occasionally when I need better control for a certain image.
What I use to Edit my Phone Photos
I tend to be pretty minimal, in life in general, so at this point I only use one photo editing app. PicTapGo is super easy to use. You can stack any filters you use and create your own filter recipes to make your workflow even faster!
I’m sure there are more editing apps that may be more advanced and fancy but….I like simple.
It works for me.
I'm open to ideas so y'all feel free to sell me on what other amazing editing apps I should try!
Keep it Simple
Like everything...it comes down to choices and preferences and being content with your choices and preferences.
I like simple.
I also like easy.
The fact that I can take every image in this blog post with only my iPhone, a $2.99 editing app, and a small add-on lens is SO COOL to me. We don't NEED the big fancy cameras. You can just invest a little time in learning how to use the great camera you already own in your cell phone!
Let me know if you decide to use the editing app or buy the lens….I’d love to see some of the images you create!
If you'd like to see more phone images from our two week Europe vacation be sure to check those out in this blog post.
Two other items that can help you out by allowing YOU to be in your own vacation photos are a mini tripod and remote. That's my next goal - for ME to get in more photos!