Smartphones are really a sign of progression of where we are in the technical age today. It has effectively replaced a laundry list of items that would have needed probably a suitcase to carry around, and now it has been combined to fit into our pockets.
One focus on smartphones from the manufacturers and also consumers is the Camera. It is also one of the first questions I usually get asked when people are asking me about their new phones to buy.
It got me thinking one day, that not everyone can afford the new Huawei P20 Pro, or even needs those high-end devices. What can I do to help people get the best photography from the device they currently have? It hit me after meeting up with my team and doing our Samsung S9 video on photography.
The best camera is always the one that you have on you. After seeing the type of photos that can be taken on the S9 from the guys who actually know what they are doing, and trying my hand just being embarrassed by them. I decided that this is probably a feeling most people get when they are on Instagram and wondering how the heck are people creating these amazing pictures from their phones.
So let announce to you the 1st edition of “Shutterbug!” Shutterbug is an event series that we are starting that will take us on a photo walk with some amazing photographers, all the while getting tips from them and socializing with everyone who comes.
We will be guided by the talents of Josh Brizan, AKA JbSuperman, Tarique Eastman, Edward Charles and of course, my brother from another, Devon X Scott.
Now as for me, as much as I know a good deal about phones and what phones rank where when it comes to photography, I suck at taking photos and I am so anxious to be amongst you guys, learning from the pros as well.
So come out tomorrow at 330pm, we meet at Stollmeyers Castle, on Serpentine Rd by the Queens Park Savannah.
Make sure that if your phone does not have a pro mode in the camera or if you’re unsure, download Open Camera from the app store. Also download VSCO, Snapseed, and Lightroom. Those are a couple editing apps that we will throw out some tips on.
So this is our first edition, when we thought about it, we really thought about 20 people would come. So far the responses have been so much more than we expected, but we will go with the flow and see how it all turns out. Done is always better than perfect.
I can’t wait to meet you all tomorrow, bring your smartphones or DSLRs and let’s learn the basics together.
In the spirit of Shutterbug, let me show you some pictures that our photographers got from the Samsung S9.