Ep 270: How to take amazing images on your smartphone with guest Emil Pakarklis

Sometimes, you don’t need a fancy camera to take stunning images. You can take jaw-dropping shots with a camera that fits into the palm of your hand.

We’re talking about your smartphone.

Meet Emil Pakarklis, an expert in smartphone photography.

You’ll discover: the biggest advantages of using a smartphone over DSLR or mirrorless, common mistakes, how to take amazing night photos, taking control of focusing and exposure, burst mode or live mode, workarounds for average flash, best editing apps and more.

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Show Notes


Above: Emil Pakarklis


Emil Pakarklis: “I’m a self-taught iPhone photographer, photography teacher and the founder of iPhone Photography School. Despite having no formal training or arts background, my passion for taking photos allowed me to quickly improve as a photographer and turn this website into the world’s leading iPhone photography publication. I’m the author of best-selling iPhone Photo Academy and iPhone Editing Academy online courses and spend much of my time running the business aspects of IPS and looking for ways to serve the audience better.”
Instagram @iPhone_Photography_School

In this episode:

  • What are some of the biggest advantages of using a smartphone over DSLR or mirrorless?
  • What are some of the common mistakes?
  • What do the best smartphone photographers have in common?
  • How to take amazing night photos
  • Taking control of focusing and exposure
  • Burst mode or live mode
  • Workarounds for smartphones shite flash
  • External flash or led recommendations
  • Best editing apps
Image by Clifford Pickett
Image by Clifford Pickett
Image by Emil Pakarklis
Image by Emil Pakarklis
Image by Emil Pakarklis
Image by Emil Pakarklis
Image by Emil Pakarklis
Image by Emil Pakarklis

Social Media links

Website: https://iphonephotographyschool.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iPhone_Photography_School/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iPhonePS/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Q5iU8ODtqQjKFZgz8JAPg
Products/workshops: https://iphonephotographyschool.com/discount

Aussie Slang word of the week

Knackered (not to be confused with knackers): worn out/exhausted

“I went for a 5km run and I’m knackered.”
“I just did a 12-hour shoot and I’m knackered.”

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