Smartphone photography: 6 pro tips

Smartphone photography: top tips
(Image credit: Jason Parnell-Brookes)

Smartphone photography has transformed recently because of leaps forward in technology. To make sure you make the most of all phone photography can be, it's crucial you utilise the settings on your phone correctly. In this post, we lay out six tips to enable you to harness the power within your smartphone and elevate your photos.

Though smartphones may never rival a dedicated DSLR or mirrorless camera such as those used by serious photographers, they can still capture some impressive images (our best camera phones list has those that take the best snaps). You can even buy some pretty good detachable lenses and filters, which complement the phone optics. Or for times when you need something more heavy-duty, we've also found the best cameras for creatives. For more tips, see our photography cheat sheet, or if you have an iPhone Pro, see our guide to the best iPhone Pro camera tips.

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Jason Parnell-Brookes

Jason Parnell-Brookes is an Internationally award-winning photographer, educator and writer. He won Gold in the Nikon Photo Contest 2018/19 and was named Digital Photographer of the Year in 2014. Jason is a qualified teacher, Masters graduate and works with many high profile international clients. For Creative Bloq, he writes about cameras, photography and video and photo editing.