When it comes to gear, there's absolutely. Nothing wrong with you using your smartphone or a camera. If you have a camera and you're not sure how to use it, let's stick with the phone for this time. Are you going to get better quality photos if you're using a camera as opposed to your phone? Yes, the answer is obviously yes. That doesn't mean you can't take great photos with your phone. All of the little fundamentals that go into it of photography are what really made the image special. We're going to get into this in a little bit, talk about angles, lighting, and everything else that you need to know.
I'm not going to spend a long time on this topic, but I do just want to give you a couple of pros and cons for each device to give you an understanding of the benefits are and maybe the flaws of using a phone. Or a camera. Let's start with the camera. You're gonna have higher quality, sharper, and crisper images. You're going to have a better depth of field, which is your subject to the background and how out of focus that section is. Phones just can't quite do this yet.
Think of it as like portrait mode on your phone. With a camera, you also have the ability to change lenses depending on what you're doing. That can be super, super useful as well. And being higher quality, you do have a little bit more data to play around with when it does come time to edit your images. The obvious cons with using a camera are that they can be quite heavy, they can be very expensive, and they can be pretty complicated to use if you've never used one before.
Pros of using your smartphone are that they're lightweight, they fit in your pocket, usually, they're pretty affordable compared to a camera, you can edit directly on your device, and you've probably got one with you everywhere you go. The main cons of using your phone are that the images will be a little bit lower in quality, you obviously can't use the different lenses like you can with a DSLR camera or a digital camera, and your depth of field between the product and the background might not quite be the same.
Here are a couple of examples side by side of an image taken on my DSLR and an image taken on the phone. This is the same lighting, the exact same setup. Everything is the same. I haven't edited these images. You can see the difference between these two photos. There's quite a substantial difference between the depth of field, the colors, and the crispness of these images. Obviously, depending on which phone you have, this is also going to be a big factor. Essentially, both devices are going to do a great job of this.
The point is having your own images that are going to stand out from everyone else's. For now, my recommendation is to use whatever you're most comfortable with. If that's your phone, awesome. If it's a camera, that's cool too.