First smartphone pic sale

Today I got my first sale of a picture I had made with a Nokia lumia 1020 smartphone, it shows a rare Aesculapian snake resting on a branch.

During a few months I was only shooting and uploading with the 1020, many photos got rejected and I wondered if I would ever sell any. Meantime I went back to "normal " shooting with my SLR but the whole thing shows that it is indeed possible to sell photos made with a smartphone.

Aesculapian snake on branch

Photo credits: Joan Egert.

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December 18, 2014


Thanks Phobic, the good thing is that as I approached the Aesculapian very slowly, she allowed me to come quite near, the Nokia Lumia 1020 produces huge images which can be cropped quite a lot without loosing to much quality.

December 18, 2014


It requires guts shooting this with a non-telephoto lens, omg amazing.

December 18, 2014


thanks Ctmphotog for your comments, I see you reacted very well when your camera broke down, you can attach photos (if they are online at DT) by using the two symbols above which look like an image with text around it. Good luck with your future work!

December 17, 2014


Congratulations on your first phone image sale! I recently uploaded my first image from my Droid DNA smartphone. I was on vacation and my point and shoot died so as a last resort used my phone to take an image of an awesome sunset. I'm new on posting so haven't figured out yet how to attach an image.

December 12, 2014


Alina62: your shot is impressive!

December 07, 2014


I never tried to upload smartphone pics. Yours are great. I can see you like animals too.
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Good luck with smartphone photos. You shot is excellent

December 07, 2014


I never tried to upload smartphone pics. Yours are great.

November 27, 2014


Cool shot!
I am a complete novice in matters phone photography, but I managed to take a couple of good pics with my Sony Xperia J (although the camera takes forever to focus and there are no manual settings), one of which even got sold :-D[imgl]43693547[/imgl]

November 25, 2014


You are large master!

November 24, 2014


Hi Angelaostafichuk, the camera is quite ok, it has problems dealing with the highlights though. Thevgood thing is that it allows you for quite a lot of manual control.

November 23, 2014


That's an excellent shot! How do you find the quality of the Nokia for photos?

November 23, 2014


Well done!

November 23, 2014


congrats, love this picture! :-)

November 22, 2014


Great image!

November 21, 2014


Nice shot! Phones are so handy.

November 21, 2014


Excellent shot.

November 21, 2014


Congratulations, nice shot!

November 19, 2014


My son took his phone on a hike to the top of the mountain. He got some amazing photos! Amazing. I would not discount the power of technology to bring us the shot.

November 19, 2014


Nice shot!

November 19, 2014


Nice pic for a cell phone. Congratulations for your sale. Cheers

November 19, 2014


It's a great shot. I once sold an image from point and shoot camera. Most people don't carry a DSLR with them always, and it good to know that these type of shots can be taken with a cell phone too.

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