3 MORE Reasons Your Smartphone is Incredible for Real Estate Photography
Here’s a sequel to the last post, which you can check out here. The reason this is a sequel is because it gets a little more into the weeds with photography, but these are definitely benefits you’ll discover as you get further down the road of using your smartphone to take photos of your listings. That all said, the following are already at work within your phone and require almost no work to figure out how to get them to function properly.
As a photographer, I have a bajillion buttons and menus to sift through in order to get “the shot”. What I appreciate about smartphones, especially for my photography students, is that you typically don’t have to worry about “settings” and menus. Phone photography is generally about composition, meaning, how your shot is framed. That’s really all you need to focus on (no pun intended), and with the grids that the built in camera app usually provides, it’s very simple to get your lines straight and make sure your shot looks perfect.
In the last article I wrote on this, I told you that you can get a smartphone tripod pretty cheap, and that’s true, you can. Honestly, 9 times out of 10, you may not need one due to the built in stabilization in the camera software itself. Tripods can certainly make life easier, but once you get confident with composition you may not need one. This smartphone feature, present on pretty much all smartphones, also allows you to shoot very smooth video as well.
The cloud. This mystical source of all information that supposedly floats above us wherever we go. Nowadays, whether you have an Android or Apple phone, you are probably connected to “the cloud” in the form of Apple’s iCloud or Google Photos. These services take the burden of file management away from you, no longer do you have to dig for a USB cable to plug into your computer, your “cloud account” will automatically save each photo you take and store it for you. If your account is set up right, you could drop your phone into a river and you could easily get your information and photos back simply by logging into a replacement phone.
A simplistic way to manage and backup files has yet to be invented for a photographer like myself who uses more significant equipment (he says, while looking at the stack of external hardrives on his desk), but with a smartphone, losing and storing your photos and videos is no longer a stressful endeavor.
Find out more about how powerful your smartphone can be, as well as getting to practice some techniques on site at The Drone Studio’s upcoming August workshop in Anderson, SC!
WE HAVE TWO DATES AVAILABLE FOR THE CLASS! YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR EITHER THE TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 9AM-11AM CLASS OR THE THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 9AM-11AM CLASS IN ANDERSON, SC.