I shared a photograph on social media, and someone commented that the image made them want to buy a DSLR. They were using the camera on their cell phone to take pictures, but were dissatisfied with the results. The funny thing is that the photograph I posted was captured with my cell phone. The person obviously didn't realize this.
If your photographs stink, it's not the camera's fault! Any camera in the hands of a skilled photographer is capable of capturing great images. A cell phone is just as legitimate a photographic tool as a DSLR is. So if your photographs aren't good enough, it's not a change in gear that's needed.
I've owned my Nokia Lumia 1020 cell phone for two years now (as of yesterday). It's never been my "primary" camera, but I do always have it with me. The best camera you own is the one that's with you when you need it. Often that's the one in your pocket, the one that's also a phone.
A couple of these photographs have been published in magazines. Some have been sold as stock images. All were captured using my Lumia 1020.
|Keep Out The Sun - Tehachapi, California|
|Boss Hog - Tehachapi, California|
|Better Days Behind - Tehachapi, California|
|Oven - Cuddy Valley, California|
|Crumbling Commode - Cuddy Valley, California|
|Fame - Mojave, California|
|Forgotten Folding Chairs - Cuddy Valley, California|
|Yellow / Blue - Mojave, California|
|Dips In Pavement - Mojave, California|
|Old Broken Hinge - Mojave, California|
|Boarded Up Window - Mojave, California|
|Blue Chair - Tehachapi, California|
|Purple Beretta - Tehachapi, California|
|The Compaq Desert - Mojave, California|
|Forgotten Cans - Mojave, California|
|Knob - Mojave, California|
|Cassette Player - Tehachapi, California|
|Abandoned In The Tehachapi Mountains - Tehachapi, California|
|Shadows of Abandonment - Mojave, California|
|Ghosts of the Past - Mojave, California|
|Living Room View - Tehachapi, California|
|Tire, Abandoned Ranch - Tehachapi, California|
|Roof - Mojave, California|