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Times Square Taken using Camera+

The Best Camera is the one that’s with you.

Mobile phone photography has become a bit of an obsession of mine over the last few years. I have found “the best camera is the one you have with you” to be a very true statement, so much so that I soon found myself using my phone for almost all of my photography. The iPhone camera and editing apps like Vsco, Camera+ and Snapseed, to name a few, make the whole process of taking, editing and sharing images fun again. I must admit, I grew tired of spending hours staring at the same image in photoshop; it made me hate the photos before I had even finished them. Some may call me lazy but if it keeps photography as something I enjoy, then I’m all for it! The images look good when printed and like I said, it’s a camera you always have with you.

shoot and edited using Camera+

Taken & edited using Camera+


Flower-gate Taken with VSCO

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset


I remember

I remember Taken with VSCO


New York Public Library. Taken with VSCO


Love me.

Love me. Taken with VSCO

So what are the draw backs? Well, night time photography on an iPhone is pretty much a no go area for me. I end up with grainy photos which never really work and I would love to be able to shoot for longer, the battery life on my phone is terrible! Thats about it on the draw back side.

I have a remote timer, a battery case, a tripod and a array of different lenses to fit my iPhone and all of this can fit in my back pockets. On a recent trip to New York and Miami, I found myself taking all my photos on my phone.

Words & Photos by Ben Adams




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