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Mobile phone photography is the latest craze. Millions of users around the globe have been shooting away with their camera phone and uploading to Instagram & other social networking sites. However, the more serious photographers have still not embraced mobile phone photography wholeheartedly as they prefer shooting with a standalone camera. Nothing wrong with the attitude, however I feel the time has come when the camera’s in these mobile phone have reached a point where they are capable of producing good results once the user gets familiar with them. Here are some reasons, I feel one should embrace photography using a camera phone.

# Makes you think – Till now, mobile phone camera’s have evolved a good deal but still most doesn’t give the photographer control over the technical aspects(like shutter-speed, aperture etc). Neither there is optical zoom(As I write this, there are phone camera’s cropping with this functionality) or the fancy AF system you so love of your DSLR. This means you have to use the grey cells. Exert them to find out a workaround to create a photograph envisioned as in your mind. Getting past your cell phone limitations will make you think creatively. This will push you to try out things you haven’t done before since you were able to achieve everything easily on your standalone camera. For me, this is the most important reason one should embrace cell phone photography as you’ll improve remarkably as you think & shoot with your mobile phone.

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Nokia recently announced the Nokia Pureview 808 mobile phone with a never before seen 41 megapixel resolution camera. Off-course, we’ll knew this would happen someday but not expected it to happen so soon. Take example of consumer DSLR camera’s which at moment are offering superlative image quality while keeping megapixel count in check. It leaves a big question mark as to why, Nokia decided to make a phone cramming it up with 41MP? Has Nokia lost it after taking a beating from its competitors?


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Convergence in mobile phone technology has lead to mobile phones which can be used for much more than calling. Now Camera phones as they are called are a breed of mobile phones which apart from communicating can be used for snapping photographs. There have been innovations in this field & now one can find sensors upto 12MP incorporated in mobile cameras having features like smile shutter, face detect, panorama etc. Though inspite of such advancements still a lot of mobile cameras can’t compete with standalone camera due to the size factor which bring limitations. Still one can’t deny the utility of small digital camera in your pocket in scenarios when you forget or do not bring your digital camera along. Here I’ll share my tips & experience on taking good photographs from the digital camera of your mobile phone.

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