Mobile Photography in 2015

January 22, 2015 •

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By now, you probably use your smartphone for more than simply making calls. Phones today are used for texting, browsing the web, gaming and, of course, photography. The latest phones and apps have made mobile photography better than it has ever been before. Take a look at what 2015 has to offer smartphone photo bugs.

Best Phone Cameras for Mobile Photography

With each new generation of phones released, cameras keep getting better and better. A top contenders right now in the world of Android is the Galaxy Note 4.

The Galaxy Note 4 offers a 16 megapixel camera lens with dual LED flash. The phone offers either auto or touch-to focus and has a groundbreaking OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) system in place. The phone also includes a pared down forward facing camera and other features to make photography fun and effective. Please read our previous blog article for  more Galaxy Note 4 specs and features.

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Mobile Photography Apps for Android

One of the biggest benefits of taking photos with your phone, as opposed to using a full-size digital camera, is that you will have access to a wide range of applications from the app store.

Instagram is one of the most popular mobile photography apps. In 2014, Instagram received an update that includes new and adjustable photo filters. They also just launched a beta version for users to test out new goods and features before it gets pushed to the main app.  If you’re looking for full-featured editing, SnapSeed is one of the best products currently available. It gives you full control over the output of your images. The download is free, and you only pay for the features you use. If you want control over your shots from the get-go, perhaps Manual Camera is more your speed. It unlocks a world of features in your phone—enabling you to take the perfect shot anytime. At only $1.99, it is an affordable luxury addition to your phone. Check out this article for more mobile photo editing apps we recommend.

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Using a phone with the best cameras on the market and pairing them with these specially designed photography apps can give you mobile results that compare favorably with many digital cameras. Unless you are a “power user,” you will likely be able to do much of your day-to-day photography from your phone. That certainly makes it easier when you are traveling or enjoying those special moments with your family and loved ones. After all, your phone is pretty much always within reach!