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Anyone with a smart phone can take a photograph now. The quality of our phone cameras just gets better and better. Does that make us better photographers? Probably not but, we now have an array of great tools at our fingertips to help us achieve better results.

Work at it, practice and don’t post every single image online but also, see what others are doing, be inspired.

Good photographs of your business and your products could be the big difference between building an audience on social media and standing still on the Internet. Great images are key to representing yourself and your business online, get out your phone and start using it. There will be times when you need a photographer and a big camera for sure, but for all the times in between, get that phone out!

Ballymena today loves vscocam for a few reasons. The quality of the app is excellent but we also love their philosophy…

This is about all of us, the creative community, banding together for the sake of beauty and doing what we love. This is about pouring every ounce of blood, sweat and tears into something worth believing in. This is about the power of art for art’s sake and the belief that a photo can change perspectives, moods, and lives. This is about a worldwide movement of millions creating for the love of craft and community.

In the VSCO Grid and the VSCO Journal you will see some amazing examples of what is now possible with a smart phone and a simple app. The ability to display a great photograph is about far more than adding a filter to your image though, a look around the community of users should inspire you to think about your photographs differently.

The app is super easy to use which we love too.

streets of paris

On the streets of Paris

The app is free and is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The pictures in this post were taken by me using my iPhone, you can see more on my VSCO Grid

Download it and get inspired by the possibilities of producing great photography using just your phone.

view from Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

sea causeway coast

Cushendun beach

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

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On top of Slemish

by terry design

Established Coffee

causeway coast

Giants Causeway