Just point and shoot? Even though smartphones make it extremely easy to take an endless number of photos in any situation, there are a few rules you should follow for the best results.
Susan calls herself an amateur photographer, but you wouldn’t think that to look at her Unsplash portfolio – and you’d be even less likely to guess that she’s shot every photo so far with a Pixel 3a. She talks to me about what she likes about Unsplash and mobile photography, how it’s helped her cope with the pandemic, and reveals a few tricks how she uses her smartphone.
Although he only does photography in his spare time, Claudio has spent tens of thousands of francs on his equipment over the years. He talked to me about the three cameras and no less than ten lenses he currently uses to take the photos that are viewed millions of times on Unsplash.
If you really want to be successful on Unsplash, find your niches and serve them richly. Again and again, new topics emerge that can suddenly demonstrate special demand. Those who can quickly place themselves here with good shots will probably also image this keyword in the long term.
Search is definitely something the Unsplash developers need to work on a bit more, but while the output isn’t satisfactory with every search term, with millions of uploads, the odds are never all bad. In addition, there are filtering features that, when used correctly, can help you find the photo you need much faster.
Unsplash is a big part of my life and I have grown to love the platform. Technically maybe not perfect and as good as it could be, but the developers show that they listen to the community and keep adding useful features. I’ve picked out five points that should make you give Unsplash a chance – and three why not.