How to Take Better Photographs with Your Smartphone

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How to Take Better Photographs with Your Smartphone


If you are also among those photography enthusiasts, who love to capture the moment with your mobile phone, here are some techniques you need to excel in. As the lines of the digital world are getting more and more constricted over mobile screens, soon the digital camera lens will be available in mobile phones.

It doesn't matter which phone you own, the first thing you check out is the quality of photos you can click on it. However, it is not only the resolution or lens that matters, There are a few other techniques that can really help you in taking better pictures. Here a synopsis of most crucial ones:

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Setting Focus - One of the most basic rules of photography, make sure whenever you are clicking a photo you know that the subject is in sharp focus. For example, on iPhones you just need to tap your screen lightly to see if the subject is in the frame or not. In case, your subject is in motion you need to tap screen right before the shot is taken so that your target remains in focus.

Once you have clicked a sharp image you can always give more attention to your focal point and blur all others by using some simple app like ‘blur the background’.

Get Close - A number of cell phones start clicking well only when you take them close to the subject. Highly responsive camera phones have small sensors that can offer a wide range of field that you can come under focus along with your object. These work perfectly as compared to large cameras that have large sensors and long lenses.

Take Better Photographs with Your Smartphone

Make sure when you are getting close you have enough control over the lighting of the target. See if there are any over-bright patches that may throw off camera’s meter or make the subject appear darker than it is. Small size detailed shots can come very rightly if you know the right technique.

Try To Crop And Not Zoom - There are a number of smartphone camera phones that come with the digital zoom option. However, the best way to take the picture is by not acknowledging their existence. Even the live previews will show you how degraded the pictures look the moment you zoom in it. While zooming, the camera extrapolates the scene that is already there.

There are a number of smartphones that come with 8-megapixel or higher resolution which means you can easily crop the photograph and still be left with enough resolution to display on the web.

Keep Away Filtering, Always Edit - For those who wish to have unmatched images, you may not want to filter with similar kind of filters that are already being used by so many others. It is not an anti-Instagram move, however, the predetermined “retro” washes are not out of date. Every other app that you use for this purpose has more or less similar filters, even the handsets don’t matter be it latest in the series of Lyf mobile phones or MI mobile phones.

It is better to get a full-on editing app like Photoshop Express or iPhoto or SnapSeed. These will allow you to give the required shape to your photo with logical adjustments like color temperature, sharpness, or contrast. That is the stuff you will actually do with the picture taken from your actual bigger camera.

It is equally logical to place your image into Lightroom or some other software and not share them right away. Choose your own style than going on with what all others are doing, being unique is in fad never forget that.

Never Ever Add Fake Blur - Field depth is always one of the biggest challenges for smartphone clickers. The wide angled lenses and small sensors make substantial background blur a little tricky. However, if you fake it that would look very cheap and would ruin the complete picture. The blur added from any app is applied over the complete background evenly over the frame and that is not how a lens takes in the picture. So, it looks very artificial. Next, you can’t be precise while selecting your subject that is under focus which will do blunders for your final image. If you wish the viewer to stay focused on one thing, better make it a central object in the frame.

In the end, try to keep the backgrounds as plain as possible. Even if you have to tell your subject to turn around or stay a few steps away, do it, it will be worth it in the end. It is better to take some pain while clicking the picture than adding unnecessary add-ons later that destroy its original beauty.


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Author Bio - Lisa Parker, a tech geek having keen interest in all flashing trends in the market whether it’s related to gadgets, technologies or anything. Recently she wrote for and has written articles on LYF Mobile phones, Android and on different topics. She likes to showcase her skill sets through my writing.


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