Top Tips – Professional Portraiture With Your Smartphone


We are delighted to publish this interesting article by our Tech Editor, Martin Duerr. This is a thorough article full of tips to help you capture professional portraiture with your smartphone. We have published some great articles by Duerr in the past, all featuring ways to help you improve your mobile photography – if you have missed those, please go here. I think you will enjoy this very much… 

“In the 1990’s it was unheard of to take mobile phone images, or even for the concept to exist.  Camera development is in part, driven by mobile photography. Last week Leica, the German lens and camera manufacturer, well known for their high-end products announced a collaboration with Huawei.

Compared to “traditional“ cameras (those with mirrors and without) phones have one huge drawback that especially affects portraiture photography. All phones use a fixed wide angle lens (with the iPhone the equivalent would be a 35mm lens on a full frame camera). While today there is a trend for photographers to shoot using 35 mm lenses … often it is too wide angled.

One last word before we discuss the basics: it is important to remember that the zoom on your iPhone is a digital zoom not an optical zoom. Therefore, you will see a deterioration in quality if you shoot using it”.

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dpreview Features Jennifer Bracewell’s Portrayal Column Article ‘Missing Home’


With many thanks to our linked site and great friends over at dpreview for featuring our Columnist, Jennifer Bracewell’s recent article to her Portrayal Column entitled ‘Missing Home’. To read the post at dpreview, please go here. To read the original article go here.    

Portrayal – ‘Missing Home – By Jennifer Bracewell


We’re delighted to published Jennifer Bracewell’s first article to her brand new Portrayal Column with us. Portrayal focuses on Portraiture and incorporates a mix of tutorials, including heavily apped ones and art but also includes portraits that tell the story of the people within the portrait and relate to the expression, ‘faces are windows to … Read more Portrayal – ‘Missing Home – By Jennifer Bracewell

Jennifer Bracewell Joins The App Whisperer As A New Columnist


We’re delighted to welcome Jennifer Bracewell as a new Columnist to We have featured Jennifer many times on theappwhisperer, from our A Day In the Life of Interview, to an iPhone Tutorial and our A Picture’s Worth section too. Jennifer Bracewell is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a mother, … Read more Jennifer Bracewell Joins The App Whisperer As A New Columnist

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