smartphone photography

Shooting Street Portraits by William Wallace

The day came and we (a couple of other artists and myself) were set up and ready to go with the threat of rain. Pressing on with determined optimism, we started at 5:00 p.m. with the goal of making it to 8:00. The crowds started moving from their parking lots traveling right past The Art Experience location to attend the event. One thing I learned is . . .

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SmartPhotos Basics: Focus by William Wallace

One of the most basic techniques to master in photography is how to focus on your subject. There are times when a blurred subject is okay (and I’ll cover that at a later time) but for the most part you will always want to be able to control the focus of what you are shooting in your photos. One of the biggest problems for many smartphone photographers seems to be the ability to produce a clear image. I'll address some common problems and provide solutions that will have your photos . . .

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Your Best Holiday SmartPhotos Ever! by William Wallace

Have your holiday smartphone photos been a disaster in the past? You may have shot 100s of photos of cute kids or puppies or Uncle Waldo passed out from a turkey coma and after looking at them later realized it was an awful mess of blur, cut-off body limbs and low lighting nightmares. Let’s do something to change that this year with a few tips that will have you and your loved ones saying . . . 

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How to Succeed in Smartphone Photography Competitions: An Interview with Brendan Ó Sé by William Wallace

If you enter a competition, you want to win. You want all others to come after you. There is no other motivation. When you don’t win, you can feel despondent. You examine your work. You hold it up to that of the winners. You cast an overly-critical eye on it and wonder where the hell you are going in your photographic journey. But, this feeling passes. And it passes because the endeavour, the hobby, the passion you have for it cannot be diminished by . . .

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