Anyone can pick up a galaxy phone, or an iPhone, and take a superb snap. But you’re going to need a whole lot more than a great camera to take awesome photos using a smartphone. Still, taking incredible pictures using an iPhone, or an android smartphone for that matter, doesn’t have to be such a complicated state of affairs. The most important thing is that you ought to be able to follow a number of important guidelines on focus, composition, photo editing and exposure. In the following paragraphs of this post, we shed some more light and provide essential tips every mobile photographer should have at the finger tips.
Clean the Lens
This is a commonly ignored tip, but it’s all the same very important. Of course, your smartphone lives in your hand bag, your pocket, your hand or just some other place where the lens is likely to come into contact with oils and/or dirt. Dirt, oil, grease and oily fingerprints can have a big negative impact on the quality of your snaps. Make sure to clean your smartphone’s lens every time before you take a snap.
Focus is key, your smartphone’s camera lens needs to be focused on the right target. So before you hate the capture button, make sure that your subject is in sharp focus. Well, you don’t need a short guide book to accomplish better focus on your smartphone’s camera.
Adjust Exposure Manually
Adjusting exposure manually can have a great effect on the quality of the photos you get. Well, in case you weren’t so informed when it comes to photography, exposure is all about how bright or dark an image is.
Don’t Use Zoom
Avoid the Zoom function. Zoom is one of the most used camera app features, but it distorts the quality of images rather than add to them. Make sure to avoid zoom as much as possible. If you want to capture an object that’s quite far away, consider moving closer rather than zooming. You can always crop later for more control.
This is the last smartphone photography tip in this listing, but all the same a very important one. If you’re looking to take selfies, you might want to consider following the tips above, and equipping yourself with a monopod. Although a selfie stick isn’t a must-buy for your self-portraits to actually look incredible, it helps a great deal!