Hi! I’m Steve George – Smartphone Photographer
I’ve had a passion for photography since I was a teenager.
I thought before about making my hobby a profession, but the pleasure for me in photography is recording the things I see in everyday life. The pressure of making this peaceful and relaxing time, into a client focussed business didn’t sit right with me personally.
So, I’m happy to keep things as they are.
That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed the few weddings and charity events I’ve photographed in years gone by though. But, everyone needs a hobby.
Back in the early 80s I obviously relied on film. And, I fell in love with the texture and contrast I found in black and white. That also came in very handy, because at 16 I wanted to process and print my own images.
Black and white negatives are much more forgiving. I did try colour, but could never get the white balance right in the darkroom. I couldn’t afford a ‘daylight’ lighting kit and I didn’t really understand about using filters.
I decided to go digital in 2008, and bought the Sony a200. I’d had a few Minolta film cameras previously and kept the lenses, so Sony was the natural choice. (Sony bought Konica Minolta in 2006 and they use the same lens mount design)
Then, with the huge progress that smartphone manufacturers had made in their cameras, in 2017 I sold my dSLR cameras and decided to continue my hobby with just my Huawei P9 Lite.
Today, I use two smartphones. The Samsung S20 Ultra and the Huawei P30 Pro.
Each of them has their own benefits. The Samsung is great for my Street photography and the Huawei is fantastic for macro work without an additional lens.
About the site
This website is really just a way to present some of my smartphone images. But, I’ve also tried to incorporate some information for beginners in the blog section of the site. I hope you find it useful 🙂