5 Top Tips for Phone Photography
We are taking more photos now than ever before, thanks to camera phone photography.
These 5 top tips are simple ways to improve all the photos you take with your phone, maximising the use of photography at your fingertips!
1. Focus or Expose Correctly
When you’re taking a photo remember that you can tap anywhere on the screen to adjust the focus and exposure (brightness) to that desired focal point.
If you tap the screen to focus on an element, but the exposure is still too bright or dark, you can then simply swipe up, or swipe down until the ideal exposure is achieved.
2. Turn on Camera Grid
When you are photographing a scene where straight lines are prominent, the grid can help you find the vantage point that will produce perfectly straight lines, whether it’s a distant horizon or the window frame on a house. Just simply align the straight grid lines up with the straight element on the phone screen.
How to turn on the grid: For iPhone users: Open phone settings, select Camera, turn Grid on. For Android users: Open your camera, click settings icon, select Grid lines and select 3x3.
3. Capture Movement with Burst Mode
When photographing a subject in motion, the best way to capture it on your phone is with burst mode. Simply hold down the shutter button and your phone camera will capture a rapid series of shots – perfect for your cat as she jumps, or your son as he swings that cricket bat. Just remember to follow the moving object as closely as possible.
Open your photo album and tap on the burst. Tap Select to swipe through all the shots you captured, then save the best ones!
4. Find Your Light,rather thanthe Flash
Open your phone’s camera and change Auto flash to Off. A phone’s flash is almost always too harsh. Fortunately, phone camera technology (and editing tools) continue to improve their low-light capabilities.
Whenever possible, move to a space with better light or find ways to add softer light to your setting.
5. Zoom with Your Feet, rather than your Fingers
Most phone cameras are not able to provide high-quality photos with their digital zoom function. Get as close as you can to your subject to capture the best detail without zoom. Then, crop or zoom in the editing stage for the best quality possible.
As you continue to improve your phone photography skills, celebrate your favourites by turning them into unique photo gifts for your friends and family.
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