Maintenacing the various websites for which I have some, if not all, responsibility, I came across my cell phone photography blog. And went “Whoa! This has been sorely neglected.” I was properly chagrined. (I like that word: chagrin.) I set my mind to how I should improve it.
As I looked over the blog, I realized two things: 1. I have only written a couple of posts, and 2. those were posted nearly 4 years ago. Don’t let that alarm you. I haven’t been neglectful of the skills and learning, just in the reporting. I started college in 2017 and graduated December 2020 with two associate degrees and 1.9 certificates. And in addition, not only have I moved from the Samsung Galaxy S7 to the Samsung Galaxy S10, I was also gifted a Canon Rebel T7i (not a cell phone, of course). I will only work on Cell Phone photography in this blog but with the understanding that things I have learned on my Rebel can oft times be applied to cell phone photography–I mean the cell phone tech companies have spent a great deal of time trying to make the cell phones work like other EOSs. I have also been keeping a list of topics I can delve into–so at least I have somewhere to start. One for the win!
What's to come
In the very near future, I will cover topics like: post production–on the phone and on the PC, various rules–like the Golden Ratio, what is the Pro setting on the phone, Matrix vs center, photo hosting sites, ISO, filters, w/b, RAW, settings, properties info, and more.
So until then, you can wait with bated breath (don’t hold your breath though, that could lead to death) or you can visit my Viewbug profile to see what I’ve been up to since 2018. Most of the newer photos are with the Rebel. But we will just have to compare how my understanding of artistic composition has improved.
See you soon!
Darcien Balog (that's me) started as an amateur-amateur at everything in life. She started making renaissance clothing 20+ years ago and by 2013 had reached a skilled professional status. And so it has been with almost everything in her life, from schooling her children at home to crafting for resale to writing novels.