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Mobile photography vs camera photography

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A lot of people think that what you get out of a phone camera is nothing but mediocre, I mean it is true SLRs and DSLRs take better pictures, but I've seen mobile photographers takes stunning shots which look like they have been taken on a professional camera. So if you're looking into photography as a hobby or profession you can start with your phone and advance onto a big camera.

Now as we all know the phones that take the best pictures don't always cost that much, for example my phone is a Google Pixel 3a, if you compare this to the Sony 7iii there is very minimal difference until you zoom in. Now it's okay if you own a trashy phone with the trashy camera, then you're probably going to buy a camera, but with those of you who have a Samsung, oppo, Apple, Google, Huawei, and Motorola should be good. Most of these phones support portrait mode, this is the effect where the main object is focused and the foreground is blurred. For this you normally need two lenses for the phone. But Google and Apple have managed to pull it off with one.

Now my point is I'm telling you that cameras of all sorts can take really good photos, most people think if I'm going to take a photo it's going to be on a DSLR or an SLR it doesn't really matter if you own a good phone with a good camera or even just an okay camera you can take shots much better than any DSLR or SLR, it's just how you frame the picture. Most phones and even tablets with cameras have a grid option, as we know all professional cameras also have this option, options such as the golden ratio and the rule of thirds to help us in our mobile photography.

Now let's talk about the pros mobile photography.

Availability:- your phone is always in your pocket so taking a picture is just a matter of pulling it out and clicking the shutter button.

Setup:- there is really no setup for mobile photography it is just taking out of your pocket and finding the perfect frame.

Storage:- most phones take pictures in JPEG so the file size is fairly low unless you have a higher megapixel camera, but the JPEG file format makes it a storage saver.

Now here are some cons on mobile photography.

Control:- on phones we don't have much control over ISO, exposure, shutter speed or foreground blur.

Portrait mode:- most phones don't even support this, this is where the foreground is blurred, The only way we can do this on a phone is by getting the camera really, really close to the object.

HDR:- The dark parts in the light parts are not displayed properly in a phone camera, now apple and Google have advanced.

Now let's talk about professional cameras and their pros.

HDR:- HDR on DSLRs and SLRs is mind blowing, they are just so much better phones.

Portrait mode:- it is so easy to use portrait mode, all you have to do is focus on an object with the correct lens in the correct distance from the object and voila.

Control:- The wide array of controls on a camera is astonishing, you have access to changing the exposure, the ISO, and others settings like shutter speed. Which can all play a huge role in a stunning photo.

Now let's talk about some cons in professional cameras.

Availability:- professional cameras aren't cheap, they cost a lot and they're kind of a pain in the butt to lug around.

Setup:- the setup for this kind of camera is kind of time-consuming you have to get your tripod or bipod out and then stabilize your photo and then turn on all your settings and you know get your customized settings on there and then you find the perfect frame which in this whole time takes about 10 minutes for one good photo.

Storage:- The amount of storage that a photo taken on a DSLR is way too much, to take a good photo you usually want to shoot in RAW, which puts a huge weight on your SD card. It is painstaking for your storage. And editing these files is much more harder than editing a JPEG, because not all softwares support RAW.

And that concludes Mobile photography versus camera photography, I hope this gave you a good perspective from both sides of the photography world until next time.

-- A. Krishna Arjun