We briefly mentioned the Windows Phone partnership with We Are JUXT, a community of mobile photography enthusiasts (www.wearejuxt.com). Recently, ten of the most influential members of the We Are JUXT community were challenged to shoot exclusively with a Nokia Lumia 920.
The group were asked to shoot exclusively with the Windows Phone for an eight day period and share a few tips on how to take the best pictures. The end result: a respectable collection of tips on not only how to take better photos but how to approach mobile photography as a whole.
Read on for these great tricks on how to better hone your mobile photo skills!
The photographers who have posted their tips were impressed with the Lumia 920's camera's performance as well as a number of photography apps available for our Windows Phones. Each photographer seems to approach things a little different than the next, giving us a broad perspective on photography. Here are a just a few samplings from the tips these mobile photographers had to offer.
Holly T is a wife, mom, and homemaker in northern Indiana. She describes her photography as very random and shoots what catches her eye but is always drawn to a good sunset. She tried the native camera app and then tried Clever Camera where see commented,
"Then it happened. I opened Clever Camera and took a shot. And I got that feeling. I fell in love with that camera so hard it’s ridiculous. I’m actually dreaming of taking trips to different countries just to shoot with Clever Camera. No joke. Autofocus is great, but manual focus really lets you get in closer. I love being able to control it."
Mike H. hails from Orlando, Florida but was born and raised in New Orleans. He loves the idea that he can take a photo and edit it with something that is in his pocket and always have it with him. His photography is of urban exploration and and abandoned places. He keeps things dark, detailed, moody and gritty.
One of his many tips,
"The editing process starts when you see the thing you want to photograph. Pay attention to your light and framing. If you’re like me and mostly shoot in black and white remember that your subject will be reduced to it’s most basic forms and textures. Pay attention to those, the way the light hits them and the little dance they do."
We Are JUXT is a fabulous resource for mobile photography for those just starting their adventure in photography to those who are more seasoned. One of the tips offered by Wilmington, Delaware photographer David N. is one of my favorites.
"Bottom Line, learn the device, and you’ll enjoy using it. Dedicate yourself to the camera you are carrying and go see the world."