The Rise of Mobile Phone and Computational Photography, with Erik Kuna

Mobile phone photography has seen a significant rise in popularity over the past decade, thanks to the ever-improving camera technology embedded in these devices. With the advent of computational photography, it has become easier than ever before to create stunning images with just a mobile phone. To shed more light on this trend, I had a chance to speak with Erik Kuna, photographer, and the Vice President Operations at — a leading online photography training platform.

Erik Kuna

In the interview, Kuna shares his insights on the rise of mobile phone photography and how computational photography is making it possible for anyone to capture stunning images. He also highlights some of the key trends in mobile photography and the directions that computational photography is moving in.

Kuna explains that computational photography is a game-changer because it leverages the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to enhance the capabilities of mobile phone cameras. It allows for advanced features such as automatic focus and exposure adjustment, noise reduction, and even background blur or bokeh effects, which were previously only possible with DSLR cameras.

With the ongoing advancements in camera technology and the growing accessibility of photography training, there has never been a better time to explore the world of mobile photography.

Some of Erik's images (not shot with a phone)…

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