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Android vs iPhone: which is best for photographers?

Android or iPhone, you ask? It’s up there with ‘Canon vs Nikon‘ among the most hotly contested questions of our digital age. We all know that a DSLR is ideal, but we also know that the best camera is the one you have on you.

With this in mind, our Android vs iPhone comparison aims to find out which platform offers the most creativity and control for serious photographers.

Android vs iPhone: which is the best platform for photographers?

It’s a war which is unlikely to end any time soon – the battle for smartphone supremacy between Apple and Android only grows more hard fought every time new models are announced.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S release last week brought with it some improvements to the camera on board.

According to Apple (and Flickr), the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world – with millions of people using them every day – it has been the most popular on Flickr since the iPhone 4 release.

On the other hand, Android, with its wider variety of devices (including products from Sony, Samsung, HTC, Google, LG, Huawei or more), is the more popular operating system overall.

Fill the Frame in Your Photography Composition

As a young photographer, I was often disappointed by my photos. There was no instant feedback as with digital images. And, as I began to learn digital photography, I realized that so many of my images had small subjects—disappointingly so. Cropping in post production with Photoshop didn’t help. What I needed to do was fill the frame.

filling the frame in photography composition

By filling the frame you add instant impact to the image. You exclude unnecessary clutter and bring a dynamic element to the photo. There is an incorrect assumption that you have to have every part of a subject or object for the image to be complete—not so. There is no reason why you can’t chop off parts of the subject when getting in really close. When shooting a person, get in really close and shoot just part of the model’s face. This gives a dramatic effect.

So why should we fill the frame? What are the benefits to doing this?

Practical Photography Tips for Beginners

Is photography getting you down? Did you stretch your budget to buy the best camera you could, then realize you were in over your head? One look at that inch-thick manual, and many new photographers just switch their camera to ‘auto’ and that’s where it stays.

beginning photography

Does this sound like you? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Camera manuals reflect the technical power of modern cameras, but they are intimidating to any beginner who just wants to take a decent photo.