Smartphone Photography Tips

About a year ago Instagram began posting tips from some of their most famous photographers in their "How I Shoot" series.  These tips provide users with insight on how some of the most creative users on Instagram shoot their photos and videos.  Even if you're not a fan of Instagram these tips are invaluable for anyone shooting photo or video using a smartphone.  Most of the posts are split into the following categories

Hardware - the phone preferred by the shooter

Vantage Point - how the shot is framed

Shooting - how the photo is shot (tripod, lighting, etc)

Editing - the software used to edit the photo to obtain the final result.  

Instagram does a nice job of choosing photographers that shoot their photo on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.  Each post is short, succinct and well worth the read.  

A photo posted by Ricky (@rickyohead) on

A photo posted by Ruben Hughes (@rubenhughes) on

A video posted by Kevin Lu (@sweatengine) on