Using a Smartphone to take High Quality Photos

The Right Digital Camera

If you’re like us here at dotPhoto, since the beginning of the digital photography age we’ve always looked for the best digital camera that we could afford. Cameras with enough resolution, zoom, EVF, motion correction, and more. We have always just assumed that if you want professional quality photos you buy a quality digital camera.

Well maybe that’s no longer necessary. It may now be possible to take professional level photos with… your Smart Phone. Yes, that’s right, your Smart Phone. We’ve been using our Smart Phones for casual vacation and family photos for years now, but when we want to take high quality photos of products and the like we’ve always reached for our digital camera.

Lately we’ve been seeing and hearing that this may no longer be necessary…that Smart Phones may be more than enough. Of course we hear this from the manufacturers who, let’s be honest, want to sell their devices. But now we’re seeing articles, like the one referenced here from a professional photographer, that back up these claims.


Here’s an excerpt from an article by Ramon Ray: “I recently bought a professional digital SLR camera. While it certainly has some features that make photos look stunning and professional, you don’t need to shell out the money for a fancy camera… With a few effective tips, you can take professional photos to use on your site and in your marketing.”

One great way to improve your smart phone pics is to use dotPhoto’s free editing software for cropping, tinting and other special effects.  Info on the dotPhoto Editor

Ray’s Tips

dotPhoto recently released our Android dotPhoto App that you can download for free from the Play Store. Our iOS version for the iPhone is in testing now.

Author: dotphoto

Glenn Paul is President and Co-Founder of dotPhoto, which began life in 2000 as a photo printing service and now also distributes user-generated media in Flash, video and on cell phones.

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