Mobile photography has become a game changer for many photographers who want to leave a 9 to 5 and take their business to the next level. With the size of the devices, the apps available for editing and the ability to display and sell images 24/7 with an online store, it is easy for any photographer to have their own portable shop. There are many cool things that mobile phones let you do and here are a few ways you can incorporate it into your arsenal.
Take Shots Where Cameras Cannot Go
Mobile devices open up a world of angles and viewpoints that SLR cameras can’t access because of size. Instead of pointing and shooting while needing space, use the compact design of your mobile device to take shots at angles that a camera could only dream of.
By shooting with a flat phone, you can take shots from inside gaps between an object, in tight spaces where a camera with a lens can’t maneuver and you can focus the lens straight down smaller objects like the neck of a bottle for cool looking effects.
Edit Like a Pro
You have amazing editing apps like Mextures, SnapSeed and CameraAwesome to process and enhance your shots. In minutes you can create a portrait that looks like you spent hours in Lightroom or Photoshop. Find the apps that you feel comfortable with and discover how easily you can process and edit incredible works of art in minutes.
A Mobile Studio & Money Maker
When you combine the interface of a smart device with a service provider like SmugMug, you can have a money making system that travels with you. Simply get your shot processed and upload it to your SmugMug portfolio. Now add it to the proper gallery and set your price points for purchase.
Once you make the shot available and decide how it can and should be able to be purchased, you’re ready to push it out to the world and make some money. You can take the URL of your shot and load it to your social media channels, your blog or even your newsletter to share with your fans and followers. Since everything is controlled from your smart phone, tablet or mobile device, you can do this anywhere.
Now you can generate revenue while you’re on site at a shoot, make sales while traveling or even build galleries for potential clients to find you and schedule a shoot from anywhere in the world. SmugMug has also given us a 15% discount on any pro package if you click this link to go to their site.
Mobile photography has opened a new world of options for those who are ready to embrace them.