Welcome to Blotto’s Phone Book, one hundred forty-two image-filled pages that demonstrate and explain how to create, compose, and capture quality photos with your smartphone.
I’ve carried around this pocket-computer for the better part of decade, but it wasn’t until the last three years when I began to use my phone on a regular basis for picture taking. As I posted these images onto social media, the feedback was consistently positive, many of whom asking what camera I was using to gather the photos. Responding time and time again it was simply the in-phone camera app (not a camera and lens), I began the thought process and collection of photographs to build a book that would encourage, teach, and empower peoples’ interest in photography, using just their phone.
Every photograph in this book was captured with the stock smartphone camera. I took the photos in black and white at the moment of capture, as I find much more satisfaction in seeing the subject matter in B/W on the screen, rather than converting it later. There are no filters applied to any of these images, no custom settings, only minor cropping or straightening when needed.
I wanted to boil down these photographic demonstrations as simply and attainable as possible from a technical standpoint, so you can venture out with adequate knowledge and understanding to grow your skillset and confidence.
The design is clean and tidy, so you can focus on the photography and lessons inside this soft cover book that measures 7.75 x 10.5 inches (19.69 x 26.67cm). – Blotto