3 Ideas for Better Smartphone Photography

Posted on Nov 27 2014 - 4:33am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for MPOW. The opinions in this article are honest and my own.

Do you ever find yourself struggling to take the perfect photos on your smartphone? While all of us would love to be walking around with a high-end digital camera or fancy DSLR, even if you have one they aren’t always available when precious life moments happen. Your child’s first step or our pets being adorable don’t wait for us. If we have to catch those moments we have to depend on her smartphone camera.

Smartphone Photography: Lenses

One of the reasons that I personally love my DSLR so much is the ability to capture just about any picture exactly as you want it with the right lens. Probably the neatest thing that is available for most iPhones are smartphone lenses. Our personal favorite is the MPOW 3 in 1 Fisheye Lens Set. This set gives a macro lens, fisheye lens, and wide angle lens perfect for taking a variety of different pictures in various settings. As someone who takes pictures constantly with her iPhone, I consider this an inexpensive, great option for anyone who does the same.


Smartphone Photography: Fun Gadgets

Of course, there are tons of gadgets on the market today to help you take amazing pictures on the go. Most of these devices help you take pictures on your own at different angles without having to have another photographer or a tripod. One of the most inexpensive and unique items perfect for taking selfies or group photos that the photographer wants to be in is the MPOW iSnap Pro 2 in 1 Selfie Stick. While this stick may be designed for selfies, it is a powerful smarphone photography tool since it gives the photographer not only reach for different angles, but also has a built in remote shutter that is perfect for taking pictures indoors or out. Best of all, it is completely Bluetooth compatible, allowing you to synch it to any Bluetooth enabled phone.

Selfie Stick

Smartphone Photography: Apps & Editing

Of course, even the best photos need some edits before they are shared with the rest of the world. Today, you can find apps from a variety of different developers for both Andoid and Apple phones. Personally, I have never felt comfortable editing right on my phone and usually send my pictures to a local PC to edit in PicMonkey. In my opinion, this is one of the best free tools if you want to not only edit, but add a fun touch to your picture by adding text, photo overlays, and more.


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. syed daniyal December 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    this is some coool stuff to get ur hands dirty with some professional photography gadgets and tools thanks susan u made my day more fun and experimental 🙂

  2. Cassidy Hennigan November 7, 2016 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I’m curious if people actually make money with professional smartphone photography. I’d love to include it in my salary guide! 🙂

  3. Cassidy Hennigan November 7, 2016 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I’m curious if people actually make money with professional smartphone photography. I’d love to include it in my salary guide!

    • Susan Bewley November 7, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

      They do! There are actually National Geographic photographers who carry an iPhone for some shots where they just don’t have time to get out there full equipment. Some of the photos are truly breathtaking!

  4. janine lindemulder December 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I value the blog article. Awesome.

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