Posted on: August 16th, 2017, in Photography.

In the past few days I’ve spent a lot of time trying to take pictures of nature using my phone. I managed to spend hours in the woods trying to find the amazing things nature has to offer.

All the pictures are taken with my phone and they are not edited in any way. I used a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

From this experience I learned that you do not need a professional camera to take beautiful pictures, even though they would definitely have a better quality if I have used one. I hope you will enjoy.

Ooo lovely! I used to love taking pictures of nature! You should do more!

I also nominated you for an Liebster award!

Posted on August 19th, 2017, at 2:06 PM by Anca.

The pictures look amazing. I wouldn’t have know that they were not taken with the phone. It must have been lovely to go outside to take them.

Posted on August 19th, 2017, at 2:18 PM by Sakura.

Wow the photos are really nice! And you are right, if you use a mirrorless/DSLR camera, you will be able to get much better shots.

Posted on August 19th, 2017, at 3:13 PM by Sakura.

Hi! I have nominated you for Liebster Award. The questions are on

Posted on August 19th, 2017, at 10:23 PM by Lucien.

OMG, the pictures are amazing! =D
You could’ve easily gone for a career in photography if the current one hadn’t worked out, your photos are beautiful. I barely reach half that level using my digital camera (Nikon Coolpix S3300), I don’t even dare to image what kind of photos I’d take with my phone. xD

Posted on August 20th, 2017, at 6:39 PM by Jamie.

What beautiful pictures you’ve taken! I loved all of them, even the close up of the spider and the ants. I wish, I had never gone to an iPhone. Well, one day, I will have an Samsung again. I honestly believe that Samsung takes better pictures than iPhones do.

Posted on August 21st, 2017, at 2:31 AM by Kristina.

These are great and admittedly, I don’t think I’ve ever been so lucky with getting decent pictures with my own samsung. I have more luck with my digital camera that’s, sadly, been gathering dust of late.

Wonderful though and should keep trying to take more <3

Posted on August 21st, 2017, at 8:09 PM by Kenny.

They’re gorgeous. I can’t even take photos on my phone. Well, I can. I just can’t post them on the Internet. xD

Posted on August 25th, 2017, at 5:29 PM by Michelle.

That’s gorgeous and right on time for fall, as well!~ I love the photo of the spider and as I didn’t tell you but I had a spider that came out at night on my front porch that spun the most beautiful web I’ve seen and that photo reminded me of that amazing web. True, that you don’t need the most expensive camera to appreciate and take photos of nature. Nature is all around us and if we just took the time to grasp it all, you bet we wouldn’t take life for granted.

Posted on August 29th, 2017, at 2:14 PM by Peach.

Hey Cristina, Lovely pictures you took, a lot of them I could see for book covers of sorts. Though thats just my opinion. You have some talent though and hope you continue to take more pictures. :) I just wanted to say I made a new blog and feel free to stop by anytime you like. I love still to stay in contact with you if you like. I also added you to my affiliate list of blogs and websites I adore. Please take care of yourself and I’ll be reading your older posts soon and replying!


Posted on August 31st, 2017, at 1:11 PM by Hiro.

Wow! It already looks like fall where you are! We are still deeply in SUMMER! Hot, green, and blue… I can’t wait for fall. :) I think a lot of a photograph’s quality DOES have to do with the camera, but a much bigger part has to do with having an “eye”- the ability to see something and frame it so you can tell a story. I love the stories of these photos. :)

As for minimalism- I totally agree with the concept of not being able to throw things out; I can’t throw anything out. I’m a horrible hoarder. Everything I bought or have, I feel like THERE MUST BE USE FOR IT… LATER! And because I don’t earn very much, I feel like I need to be penny pinching. Or I feel really guilty throwing them out because it feels so wasteful. But I decided it’s a lot more wasteful for me to have them and not give it any use (and it clutters my life), so I’ve opted to donate as much as I can. It’s really great you’re already mindful of what you buy and have and all objects have a purpose. That’s actually where I want to be, after all set and done. I want everything in my life to have a purpose, meaning, and be something I love. :)

Posted on September 2nd, 2017, at 7:55 AM by Adrianne.

Lovely photos, Cristina! I know Samsung phones create really crisp photos. I had to tweak my phone a bit using mobile clip-on lenses to have better quality photos. So, even if you don’t need to have a micro 4/3s (mirrorless) or a DSLR to take quality photos, unless if you’re too lazy to use clip-on lenses, you’d have to find a better phone to have these powerful photographic capabilities. The phone I purchased is a cheap “emergency” one (my old phone died out of the blue and had to get another one on the same day) and that it also takes panoramic photos.

I started taking a few photos using my mirrorless camera again. In fact, I took a few shots of my neighborhood for an upcoming linkup entry on my blog soon.

Posted on September 3rd, 2017, at 7:54 AM by Kya.

The pictures look fantastic. I think a lot of the time it comes down to a good eye or perspective. You can capture amazing shots on phones, which is evident from your pictures and artists on Instagram. :D

Personally I like to use my phone and my DSLR, especially my Macro lens because I can get very close to small details.