It seems as if it was less than a couple years ago that we were still imploring people “not” to send us phone camera photos because the resolution and lighting were generally so poor they wouldn’t reproduce well on newsprint — or on anything for that matter.
But thanks to the newer generations of iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, etc., that is usually no longer a problem for most standard photography.
Still, if you would have told me that an iPhone camera would produce a photo that could win our Fourth of July Photo Contest I would have been very skeptical. Our submission guidelines this year even go as far as to discourage phone camera use because of our frustration with the low quality of some of the photos we have received in the past. [Read more…]