Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge Week 16 Smartphones

Week #16 – Smartphone – Photo Challenge

In Photography by Jerad HillLeave a Comment

The camera we have with us most often is likely our Smartphone. Smartphone cameras have come a long way over the years and can rival point-and-shoot style cameras these days if the lighting conditions are right.

This week I want you to focus on using your smartphone camera. If your phone’s camera has a manual camera option, use that. If not, download a manual camera app and try to use manual camera settings to capture your photos.

After you have taken some photos with your smartphone, us a smartphone app to edit your photo, and then upload it directly to the Ditch Auto Week #16 Album.

Have fun!!

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Upload your Week #16 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1505516772805519&type=1

Here are some app suggestions for this week’s smartphone challenge:

Manual Camera Apps for iPhone:
Manual – https://goo.gl/SDxbA7
ProCam 4 – https://goo.gl/Hckcrw
VSCO – https://goo.gl/M5gjQi
Lightroom Mobile – https://goo.gl/v0AHNf

Manual Camera Apps for Android

Manual Camera – https://goo.gl/cPn7y3
Open Camera – https://goo.gl/233LVw
Camera FV-5 – https://goo.gl/DDQoD
VSCO – https://goo.gl/EvD8wY
Lightroom Mobile – https://goo.gl/oZZu3G

If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge

Here are a few example photos of “smartphone photos” that I have captured.

The Color Blue

LG G6 Smartphone – 1/24, f/1.8, ISO 300

Vintage Popular Science

iPhone 7 Plus 1/60 f/2.8, ISO 100

Knights Ferry Bridge

LG G6 1/1000 f/1.8 ISO 50


iPhone 7 Plus 1/24, f/2.8, ISO 400

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://gearandlight.com/ditchauto/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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