But, if you know how to handle your smartphone camera - and use the best apps - you can turn your iPhone, Android, or Windows phone into a full-featured "pocket studio" where you make images that draw people into your story.
My name is Meri Aaron Walker and I've been a photojournalist and exhibiting fine art photographer for over four decades. As The iPhoneArtGirl, I use my iPhone and iPad exclusively to capture, process and share stories about my clients' lives and businesses and to share my personal experiences, too.
I also teach others how to do the same in local, face-to-face workshops and in online tutorials, using Hangout.
Remember that feeling of freedom you got riding your first bike? If you know how to "ride" it, a smartphone can provide you with that same kind of pure joy ... all over again!
With 40+ years' experience shooting, printing, publishing, exhibiting, and teaching the photographic arts in traditional ways, I'm both a skilled mobile photographer and an enthusiastic teacher.
If you need some compelling images to help you tell your story - or you'd like to improve your own mobile photography skills - give me a call at 541-897-0499 to discuss a commission or an assignment or visit http://joyofiphoneography.com to reserve a seat in one of my upcoming workshops.