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So you’ve got yourself a lovely new iPhone 12 Pro Max, Galaxy S21 Ultra or another great Android phone and you want to head out and take some beautiful photos with the powerful camera you’ve now got in your pocket. Or perhaps you’re using an older generation phone and want to squeeze everything you can out of your pictures while you debate whether or not to upgrade. Lucky you, as CNET has been busy testing every feature of today’s phone cameras, and we’ve put together a whole range of how-to guides and tutorials that will take you through everything you need to start taking incredible images using just your phone. 

If you’re keen to learn more, bookmark this page, as we’ll be updating it with new content as it gets published. So treat this article as your comprehensive guide to mastering cell phone photography.


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RedLine Arts Center will host a trio of exhibitions coordinated by MOP founder Mark Sink, one featuring this image by Cora Angel. (Provided by Month of Photography)

Denver’s biennial Month of Photography returns in force this week, ready to take on the very unusual challenges posed by the current pandemic.

The photo fest, always a mix of exhibits and lectures, is adding complementary outdoor and online offerings that allow folks at all leaving-the-house comfort levels to take part.

The lineup, presented with curatorial flair by the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, is sprawling and ambitious, showcasing the work of hundreds of photographers near and far, new and familiar. Everything is conveniently arranged on a fresh, searchable easy-to-navigate website. Look for your favorites at denvermop.org.

Here are my best bets.

“Three Acts: A Survey of Shame, Emotion, and Oblivion”

RedLine Contemporary Art Center, March 6-April 24

This is probably MOP’s

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As a manager of the Prairie Island Campground in Winona, Minn., Jamie Schell often directs guests to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in town. The museum’s current photography exhibition, entitled Tony Duran: California, departs from the museum’s water-inspired artwork, but there’s another connection. Tony Duran is a Winona native who has forged a career photographing celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone and Beyoncé. The exhibit includes those portraits and dozens of others.

“I started thinking of Tony as an old-time mariner,” Schell said, reflecting on the exhibit’s landing at the Marine Art Museum. “They would go out into the world, see all these amazing, unbelievable things, then come home and probably have a hard time actually explaining them to folks.”

Duran dedicated the exhibit, which runs through April 25, to his mother, who lives in town.


Photographer Sarah Sampedro appreciates both the backstory and the artistic goals of

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When the Kamoinge Workshop began in 1963, taking its name from a Kikuyu word meaning “a group of people acting together,” a few Black photographers had already gained some prominence. Gordon Parks was probably chief among them. After starting as a portraitist in Chicago, he had gone on to work during the war years with the renowned photography program of the Farm Security Administration, best known for sending the likes of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange to document everyday rural life during the Depression; in postwar Harlem he went to work for Vogue as a fashion photographer before becoming a staffer at Life, the country’s most widely seen venue for photojournalism. There was also Roy DeCarava, a Harlem native, who had followed a less direct

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