Smartphone photography for websites

I often get asked whether smartphones are good enough for website pictures, and the answer is a big 100% yes!

In this digital age, creating visually appealing websites is crucial to capturing your audience’s attention and making a lasting impression. While professional cameras are the traditional go-to for high-quality images, smartphones, especially the latest models, are of excellent quality, and the pictures are large enough for websites, including full width banners.

I’ve used smartphone photographs for The Camera Phone Workshop website, but it would have been wrong not to.



  1. The benefits of using your smartphone for website pictures are plentiful. We can grab photographs as and when things happen. People are usually more at ease and happy to be photographed by a smartphone as it’s smaller, more discrete and very quick!
  2. They fit in our pockets or bags and no need to trundle around with loads of heavy gear.
  3. Most models have a portrait mode, making it easy to take selfies and portraits.
  4. It has become effortless to take photographs with a smartphone, edit in camera, or with an app such as Snapseed, and then publish pictures from your smartphone on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms.

Most smartphones have the option to use RAW or HRD mode when taking photographs. This will allow you to take the largest picture possible and retain maximum detail. The only downside is they occupy more space in your phone’s storage dic or memory card. But, the image quality will be substantially better. The option is in camera mode or camera settings. Some cameras will need to download a RAW App. On an iPhone, go to Camera Settings, Formats, and turn on Apple ProRAW.

The saying “the best camera is the one you have with you” couldn’t be more accurate in the world of website photography. With smartphone camera technology and with an eye for composition, you can confidently use your smartphone to capture stunning website images for a variety of uses.

Since I am a professional photographer, people regularly say to me..’Oh, your smartphone takes great pictures. Well, it doesn’t. The hardware quality may be excellent, but without me it will be a lump of metal and plastic with some amazing technology crammed inside! I will always maintain it’s the person behind the camera or phone that creates the magic, and I know many people who will agree with me on that point.

This is why I have created the Smartphone Photography Workshops, so I could teach people the fundamentals of composition and get the most out of their phones for creating great photography. Please click on the link if you would like to know more about my workshops or call me on 07824 628453.

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