Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 3 Several years and camera models ago, taking a quality picture took equipment, knowhow, and a few tricks up one’s sleeve. Whether the lighting needed adjusting, props helped enhance the photo, or some professional background was used, photography wasn’t just for the layman. It took experience and several loads worth of equipment. With today’s technology, however, a quality photograph is just a new gadget away – smartphones. Even more threatening, these electronics are portable … and the majority of the population has them. Now, a phone with a decent camera can create vintage, specialty, and customized photos from their mobile devices. No professionalism needed. And now with the iPhone 4S and 5 coming with an eight-megapixel camera, LED flash, and Panorama – which allows users to take wide view pictures without expensive and alternative equipment – photo taking has only become easier. Other smartphone makers aren’t far behind either, offering heavy-duty flashes and photo editing capabilities. Since the release of photography-related apps, such as Instagram, Diptic, and Camera+ (most of which are free), editing has become effortless as well. No longer are hours of Photoshop required to create quality pics, just a smartphone and its accompanying applications. Of course, when smartphones can perform so many functions, users are being all the more careful with their devices. Between custom leather cases, safety screens, and more, users are protecting their all-in-one photography devices. From film cameras and black room editing, to smartphones that virtually make photography hassle free, the idea of photos has taken a huge turn within the past few years. Now almost anyone with a smartphone can produce quality, customized pictures – experienced or not. Be sure to stay tuned to see what new changes smartphone photography has in store. Screen shot taken 10-8-12 from StoryLeather.com. Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article originally appeared on The Social Robot and has been republished with permission.Find out how to syndicate your content with B2C Author: Kane Pepi <p>Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?