In many ways, your smartphone camera is better than that DSLR your parents insist on bringing on vacation. In fact, that black rectangle in your pocket can shoot photos that are good enough to be on a billboard or magazine cover, but only if you have the skills to go with the tech. Here are some tips to get professional quality photos—or at least some artsy ones for your Instagram—using just the native camera app on your iOS or Android device.
Producer/Video by: Jason Lederman
Narrator: Sophie Bushwick
Researcher: Stan Horaczek
Music: APM Music
Special Thanks: Billy Cadden, Ben Lederman
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