Is it possible to take truly good pictures on a phone?
I was recently asked this question at a meeting. I gave a long thought with some good hours of testing and analyzing photos that come out from the phone. After all we do say , gear doesn’t matter but artistry does..right?
I can really be critical of my own work that comes out of my professional camera so I decided to keep an open mind while comparing.
After a long series of tests I realized, a smartphone can only do so much… YET.
It can probably get you good shots with accessories maybe. Self sufficient. NO. Not there yet.
If you need to capture a snapshot really quick , a selfie for your snapchat or a majestic view, YES smartphone gives you the best tool for that moment combined with your phone service but I don’t see the quality close to what a good gear and artist can do.
When a professional photographer takes a shot, they consider the face symmetry of their subject, the angle that compliments the face, the direction of the light, the quality of the light , the body language , the expression, the highlights and shadows, the texture of the skin and so much more.
So unless that all can be done the smartphone can only help u capture the moment really quick..but if you are thinking about creating timeless photographs with it… we are still miles away from that.