Intro to Smartphone Photography
Worldwide almost 5 billion people use smartphones among a population close to 7.5 billion. Conservative estimates guess that about 1.1 trillion photos will be taken in one year with those mobile phones. More than 98% of consumer cameras sold worldwide were built in to a mobile phone, the rest of the sales were compacts, mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Because of the camera in a mobile device, photography and picture taking is more popular than ever before in history.
Why all the excitement and move towards mobile? That’s the question we’ll attempt to answer. Learn about motivations and rewards of taking pictures with a mobile phone, favorite camera and editing apps and ways to get better with your mobile photography.
Michael Koren is a free-lance sports and event photographer in the Baltimore Washington metro area specializing in youth sports game-time action and team portraits. Prior to this Michael worked professionally shooting model portfolios, corporate portraits, product photography for catalogs, and client advertising campaigns.
Michael’s passion for photography is shared through his skill as a
photography educator. Michael teaches classes at Montgomery College on a variety of photographic topics from mobile photography to street photography. He also teaches smartphone, street and action photography at Capital Photography Center. Additionally, he has served as President, Director and Education Chair of the Silver Spring Camera Club in Maryland. He has led numerous seminars and workshops for local camera clubs, Ritz Camera, Calumet and the Washington School of Photography with topics ranging from beginner photography to hands on advanced level workshops and classes.
As well as all the above, Michael still finds time to organize two Meetup groups dedicated to photography. The first is all about mobile photography. He leads the iPhone Photography Meetup Group on outings around the metro area and offers instruction on best techniques and the latest apps for the mobile camera. Secondly, the Photographers of the Washington/Baltimore Metro Area creates a fun, supportive, light-hearted community of people who want to share their passion for photography through photo walks and informal gatherings.
Visit Michael’s website to learn more.