Big cameras mean great features – and trekking to a destination with equipment heavy enough to put a kink in the nook and extra baggage charges in the plane ticket. Smartphone cameras, on the other hand, are perfect for travel photography. They're easy to pack because they're always in the bag, and the latest models have great specs to capture great pictures (and videos) of the entire vacation from start to finish (you can also quickly access social media for instant jealousy to produce) from your followers). But are they ideal for travel photography ̵
To find out if a smartphone is sniffing, we recently contacted Adobe in the Virgin Islands, UK Virgin Gorda Baths waters and Jost Van Dyke as a backdrop – where the company told photographers to shoot down their DSLRs and a whole Turning day with nothing else than our cell phone (we were guests of Adobe, but all opinions are our own). And while we were happy to return to the DSLR, we found that today's smartphones are indeed capable travel cameras and easier to manage while walking through beach caves, for example. For many of you this is probably not news. But with any camera, DSLR or phone, photography requires an understanding of the basic features that can make a difference. Find out what travelers who only plan a smartphone camera need to know.
Know the limits of your smartphone camera
The key to making good travel photos on a smartphone is understanding what your smartphone can do – and what it can do. t. Most smartphones have a single lens with a wide-angle focal length, while the models with two lenses have a bit more versatility with a slight zoom. No matter if you just want to zoom in on the Eiffel Tower with your smartphone, you will be very disappointed. Smartphones are simply too small to incorporate much optical zoom, and digital zoom cuts the photo just for a pixelated close-up.
If you just zoom on the top of the Eiffel Tower with your smartphone, "I'll be very disappointed."
Smartphones are not that smart in low light and have less hardware. Most smartphones can not take long shutter speeds for creative blurring or use weak light.The camera sensor is much smaller than what is in a DSLR or even an advanced point-and-shoot, and the resolution is usually lower, so if you take a giant canvas print of your trip to the Wishing to hang walls, a smartphone is probably not the ideal travel camera for you.
Understanding the Power of a Smartphone Camera
Smartphone cameras may be more limited than dedicated cameras, but that does not mean that they do not have their advantages. First and foremost is the size, the smartphones are not only easy to stow in your carry-on or bag, but also easier to carry Hiking in the Caves at the Virgin Gorda Baths required accommodation through confined spaces, so shooting with a smartphone was easier than removing heavy equipment to move through a crevasse.
While With the built-in lens of a smartphone, you can not bring this distant landmark, its wide-angle focal length is ideal for capturing landscapes. It's easy to adjust the scene in the photo, and if not, to use the built-in panorama mode.
DSLRs have better hardware, but smartphones have better software. As smartphone makers continue to look for ways to improve the camera without adding space, software solutions such as the integrated High Dynamic Range and Portrait modes are being developed. Besides the options in the camera, there is no shortage of apps to quickly edit and share these pictures.
Release the native camera app (most of the time)