I used to carry my DSLR with me everywhere I went.
I’d just use my camera bag as my purse, shoving my wallet in one side, and off I’d go. We’re talking circa 2009 when I think I was still rocking a pink BlackBerry Pearl (which I destroyed in a washing machine) and unlike my phone today, it took photos that looked like utter crap.
The culture behind taking and sharing photos has changed so much over the last 10 years. My editing process used to looks like this: Take a day’s worth of photos, probably filling my tiny memory card, then emptying them onto my computer that evening. I’d edit everything in Photoshop, choose a few favourites, then upload them to my Flickr account, then add them to my blog posts.
Now? Snap with phone. Edit with phone. Share with phone, on social, or to myself via Facebook Messenger (because it’s quick) so I can use them in a blog post. Which actually, I could do from my phone too.
Wham, bam, photos ma’am.
Last year I swapped to my Google Pixel and the camera is SO impressive, I don’t remember the last time I picked up one of my DSLRs. We’ve used them for video, more often, than stills, because it’s just so SIMPLE to take photos with your phone and put them out into the world.
Recently, I read and eBook that has helped me up my phone photography game in a big way. When my friend Jill Krause — from BabyRabies.com and HappyLoudLife.com — said she was working on an eBook to help people improve their phone photography skills, I honestly didn’t think there would be much I didn’t already know or do. Her photos are GORGEOUS, but I take photos and edit them on my phone every single day — surely I had a handle on it?
Turns out, NOPE.
My method for editing photos with my phone has totally changed since reading her eBook, Picture Play.
This 161-page guide will take you through everything you need to know to take amazing photos, edit them using just your phone and some simple apps (mostly free or very cheap).
Through this book, you will learn how to find your own style — not just a cookie-cutter style. You’ll discover a method of your own through her teachings, leaving you with a totally unique process following some fundamentals that are game-changing.
You can pick up a copy of Picture Play at ShopBabyRabies.com for only $19 USD. And if you use the code SOFAWNED when you checkout, you’ll save $3 USD.
This eBook is an easy read and if you’re just diving into photography, you won’t feel lost or like there are any terms you can’t understand.
Not only is the book super helpful (you’ll be referring back to it over and over, for sure) you will also get an invite to the exclusive Picture Play Facebook group where members are sharing their photos, before-and-afters, photography inspiration, and more, EVERY single day. Jill also pops in to share more advanced edits and to connect with members who have questions.
One of my favourite things about being a part of the Facebook group is when members share older photos that they have been able to bring back to life using the methods in Picture Play. People are sharing baby photos and photos from special days that they never thought they’d love, but have turned into something truly special with their new skills.
A group like this is worth WELL over the $16 USD you can get access for — and if you know someone who would love this, you can easily give the book as a gift! You’ll see a gift option right on the site, along with lots of amazing reviews and sneak peek inside the book too.
Picture Play is for anyone looking to improve their phone photography and editing skills.
Whether you’re using an iPhone or Android, you’ll be able to use the methods in this book to take your photos from blah to WOW. Head to ShopBabyRabies.com to get your copy now.
This is not a sponsored post, nor am I an affiliate. Jill is a friend and I got to work with her on the publication and design of this eBook and it’s a resource that will change how you approach your phone photography in a big way. You can use my discount code, SOFAWNED, to save $3 USD on your purchase of Picture Play.