I have to admit the first time I heard about cameras in cell phones I reacted with distaste bordering on contempt. It was at least somewhat justified early on, when cellphone cameras were terrible. Those objections ring hollow today when some phones sport 8 megapixel cameras that take surprisingly good pictures. I made my peace with the new technology, even seeing some of my own cellphone pictures turn up in print.
Taking good cellphone photos is an art unto itself. Most phones lack an internal flash and sophisticated controls, which means you have to be a little creative sometimes to get the best results. If you can’t beat them, join them as the old saying goes, so stick with me after the jump for my cellphone shooting secrets.