If you’ve ever seen HEAD tennis, official photographer, Paul Zimmer at work, you’ll definitely notice one thing, he doesn’t take photographs with his phone. But, could he if he wanted to?
‘It depends on the type of picture you want to create’, said Paul. ‘A smart phone is optimised to take fabulous pictures in a social setting. So, if you’re out with friends, or on holiday or just want to grab a few selfies, it’s perfect. Every image will be in sharp focus, perfectly exposed and look awesome. But taking pictures at a tennis match, that’s a whole different game.’
It’s all about having the right tools for the job. This doesn’t mean you can’t take really good pictures on your phone, while you watch a match. You can certainly capture the atmosphere and get a sense of the scale of the court. And most smart phones allow you to take bursts of photographs for action shots, so you can select the absolute perfect picture. But the moment you start pinching the screen to zoom in, the quality of your image will deteriorate and the pics will just sort of – suck.