Smart photography

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Published: October 25, 2015 12:05:19 AM

Ace photographer Raghu Rai releases a coffee-table book shot entirely on a smartphone

Smartphone photography is fast becoming the norm these days. Most of these hand-held devices are now in the affordable price range and, more significantly, come with remarkably good cameras. Throw in some free-to-use editing apps and designated social platforms, and you have yourself a modern smartphone photographer.

But when a celebrated photographer like Raghu Rai shoots an entire coffee-table book using just a smartphone, it speaks volumes about the growing popularity of the genre. Rai used the 24-megapixel Gionee ELIFE E8 to compile shots—from the hills of Kashmir to the coasts of Kanyakumari—for India’s first coffee-table book, shot entirely on a smartphone.

Sharing his experience of using the GioneeE8, the veteran photographer says: “It’s quick, everything comes into sharp focus and it’s always ready to shoot.”

Titled India Through the Eyes of Raghu Rai, the coffee-table book has a bit of everything, from depth in black & white shots to fascinating panoramic views.

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