When veteran National Geographic photographer Cotton Coulson heads out on assignment he typically carries around several heavy DSLR cameras. But a new camera he’s recently added to his packing list is the iPhone. Cotton writes for Nat Geo Photography:
Hired to produce some of the best photos in the world, Geographic photographers remain competitive, in part, by using the best equipment available. In my case, I waited for the third and fourth generations of the iPhone to be released before I even started thinking about using it as a photographic tool.
I always felt that if I took the creative effort to produce a beautiful photo, the quality should be good enough to sell to the top photo agencies, like Geographic’s Image Collection. Today, we’re getting much closer to having camera phones that allow us to achieve this benchmark.
For the complete list of Cotton’s photo tips, browse the gallery: “Tips for Better iPhone Photography.”
Photo by Cotton Coulson
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