I like the premise of phone photography, and all that it has to offer to both, hobby photographers, and pros alike. It’s just so easy to make a quality photograph now, thanks to the iPhone (or a comparable Android; it doesn’t matter which platform you choose to side with, with respect to the smartphone of your choice) that even some respected pros do it. Most label it as phone photography (it’s iphonography if you’re into making photographs using the iPhone).
I am a fan, precisely because of the camera, and the entire eco-system built around it; especially on the iPhone, and with Google’s Pixel XL(Google is offering unlimited cloud storage for Pixel / Pixel XL users), it has now made Android a viable photographer’s choice too. Then there are bunch of pro-lenses that are available today, which fit snugly on top of your smartphone, to provide various focal length options.
With the current smartphone photography eco-system only getting better, and offering more in terms of value to a photographer, vis-a-vis compared to her prosumer or pro DSLR, it’s only inevitable that for most out-of-studio shoots, the mirror-less, and smartphone devices are being used. Not to forget that for someone who’s just started on her photographic journey, her smartphone’s manual mode offers more in terms of experimentation, and lessons than an actual DSLR; sans the cost, and the weight.
Phone Photography also enables, and makes it easy to post-process, and edit these photographs right from the comfort of your phone screen. If that wasn’t enough, there’s no shortage of apps that you can use to do this, including a fleet of apps that are specifically tailored for phone photography, by Adobe. But those are not what this post is about.
This post is a how-to post, and shows you how by using Google’s Snapseed, on your smartphone, you can quickly post-process, and touch up a photograph you made (irrespective of what kind of camera was used to make it) in under five minutes.
How To Use Google’s Snapseed To Post-Process A Photograph In Under Five Minutes
Here’s a video that showcases the workflow that I, more often than not, use to post-process photographs on the smartphone. Again, more often than not, this workflow is the first thing I do, when I start post-processing a photograph on the phone.
Just follow along, it’s pretty straight, and simple.
Do Note: You may have to play with most of the values, to get them right. Follow your gut there. If you’d like to know more about what all those parameters or properties like brightness, saturation, and so on mean, I highly suggest learning more about them from this photography resource.
I hope this helps, and if you happen to enjoy this or would like me to make a how-to of/about something else, give me a holler.