It's not very often, if ever, you may think to use your smartphone when shooting film, but there are a few tips and tricks you can use on your phone to help you out. What are they? Take a look!
It's very likely you will have tried using your smartphone for your digital photography, be it mobile editing apps, using it as a remote release, or to take photographs on the go when your camera is at home. But how could it help a film photographer? Coming from Buzzfeed News, film photographer Kelly Keltos explains how she uses her smartphone for different parts of her photography, both during the photography session as well as after, with some of the apps even being free of charge.
There's no reason why you wouldn't use the best and latest technology has to offer to combine it with the beauty and imperfection of film photography if it can make the process easier or more enjoyable. Some may disagree and wish for the two types of this visual medium to remain completely separate, but others may enjoy combining the two.
Keltos' advice is helpful for both professionals as well as novices; each can find something to take into their photography to make the workflow easier. For beginners, Keltos also recommends using a smartphone to simply practice different lighting situations and experimenting with a variety of film-based filters, as well as connecting with like-minded people who all have the same passion, regardless of age and experience.
Did you find Keltos' advice useful for your workflow? Do you use any other smartphone apps for your film photography?
Lead Image by Colin N. via Unsplash, used under Creative Commons.