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    • A good phone camera is not only a good starting point, i think it is an essential piece of kit :)

      Keep taking snap shots but also consider a short video of your primary focus, including some of bits above and below and to the sides. Check out the video when you get a chance - it might give you insights into alternatives (sometimes in landscape mode, tilting the image well below the horizon and getting more foreground and less sky will help bring your audience into the picture - although, sometimes more sky is the better option - a bit of video can give you ideas). New versions of Adobe Premier will also let you capture snap shots from the video now or later as well.

    • @Evergreen I think there are some spectacular cameras attached to phones nowadays - but even if you, like me, have "just" a decent but not necessarily great phone, you can take and edit photos that are worth looking at. :)

      Any tips on how to take them and edit them

      The question I have is, what are you trying to achieve? Do you want realistic-looking images similar to the landscape one you gave as an example? Are you looking for more artistic (and less realistic) processing options? Both or something else? Are you looking for "one-tap" options to automatically fix images for you, or do you want to manually control every step of the process?

      I'm mostly using the Snapseed app for editing, and I think it can achieve all of the above. I'd be happy to provide example "workflows" if you're interested.

    • Thanks so much for all the answers! Trouble is, my phone camera isn't the greatest - it's a "rugged" Kyocera smartphone which means its primary function is to withstand construction/mining/military use so the camera just isn't the priority in this phone.

      Ideally, I'd like to have photos good enough for blogging purposes.

    • Always expose for the bright portions of the image, whether that's the sky, a reflection, snow or whatever.

      Find a good editing app that allows you minute controls. As others have said, I prefer Snapseed for photos on the go.

      I haven't had good luck with using phone cameras in manual mode, but others have. Maybe it's just the app I was using or maybe it was the device. I don't know. Just remember, there's always another camera app or a editing software.

    • I just downloaded Adobe Photoshop Express so we’ll see how much I can play with it. I have the app that @Vilen recommended to me, Darkroom, but since I’m working mainly in black and white I think there are more tools in Express that I can use for my weekly submissions for W&Bshot Wednesday.