Episode 59. Rick Sammon: Lessons from a Legend on Professional Smartphone Photography

Rick Sammon On Beyond The Lens Podcast

Rick Sammon is an American photographer of many decades. He’s a tireless, prolific and inspirational image maker and one of the most active photographers working today. He divides his time between creating images, leading photo workshops, making personal appearances, and writing books – always educating, creating and inspiring people. He’s also incorporated smartphone photography into his professional work, which is the primary topic of the conversation.

Topics Richard and Rick discuss:

• Embracing smartphone photography? The pros and cons.
• Why the conversion?
• Rick’s recent projects and travels exclusively using the phone as an imaging tool.
• The stigma of a professional photographer using a phone as an imaging tool.
• Image quality
• The biggest problem with phone photography
• Post processing with phone images. How is it different?
• Phone apps and software.
• Apple and Samsung are driving imaging innovation.
• Elitist thinking
• Phones and AI art

And much more.

Notable Links:

Rick Sammon Photography Website
Rick Sammon on Instagram
Rick Sammon on Twitter/X
Rick and Susan Sammon’s iPhone Photo Experience
Rick Sammon’s Online Classes

Rick’s Phone Apps for Photography:

Distressed FX
REEHELD – for hand-held long exposures
EvenLonger – for even longer hand-held exposures
PS Express
PS Camera
Dramatic BW


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