Cropping Photographs, Smartphone Portrait Challenge: Point and Shoot with Ant Pruitt

Cropping photographs is a simple way to bring the most out of your smartphone snapshots. Our Ant Pruitt hosts Point and Shoot, full of smartphone photo tips. Plus, find out who won this week’s photo challenge on shooting smartphone portraits.  — Most of us love taking a candid shot with our smartphones, but you usually need a little touch-up to make them stand out. This week we focus on tips and tricks of cropping photographs on your smartphone. This is why you should check out Point and Shoot, the show I host via my Smartphone Photographers Community on Google+.

Each week we share tips, tricks, photos and of course we unveil the weekly photography challenge. This week, the photo challenge was based on shooting portraits with your smartphone. Sounds easy, right? See one favorite below. Amazing what you can do with a smartphone.

The community also discussed the use of cropping photographs.

Portraits are simple shots to grab, but the community wrestled with using the portrait to depict the subject’s personality or emotion at the time of the photograph. We saw some great pictures by our panel: Deborah Walmer-Basembe, Robert Knight, Mike Sweeney, Michael King, Alice Saunders, Michelle A. Thorns, Mat Lee and Michael Portis. Sweeney also shared a great microphone for Apple iPhone users who want to get the best audio when recording video.

Enjoy this week’s Point and Shoot with Ant Pruitt featuring a great portrait from Brady Glenn of Pixel Corps. Check out Point and Shoot with Ant Pruitt before the fold. Beautiful work, Brady.


Image credit:  Brady Glenn