Which is the best camera available? The camera you have at the moment with you is the best one. You may have full frame DSLR at home, What’s the point if you don’t have it with you at the moment ?
This is where smartphone photography comes interesting. You will hardly go out without your phone and more often than not smartphone camera is the one readily available to you. This article will share few tips that can improve your smartphone photography.
Get closer and fill in your frame with subject
Two main advantages with this; 1 – You are eliminating distractions in the frame. 2 – You are also eliminating dark or bright areas in the background of your composition which will throw off the camera’s metering and make the shot darker or too brighter for the subject.
Shoot in landscape mode
Keep the phone sideways and shoot in landscape orientation, especially when background is of importance. Group shots also work well in this orientation.
Try to shoot at same level
Avoid shooting by pointing the phone up or down. Try to shoot at eye level of the subject. Try to match the height of the subject, you may have to be on knees, or may be on the ground. This can give great results while photographing kids and pets. This doesn’t mean always shoot straight. Unusual angles can give interesting shots. Look around and think before you touch the capture button, that’s the key.
Don’t zoom, Crop works best
Photos comes good when you pretend that the camera doesn’t have zoom. Even in the live view, you’ll be able to see how noticeably your images degrade the moment you start to zoom. Many smartphone camera’s have at least 5-megapixels, this means you can crop substantially and still have plenty of resolution left for display. When you’re cropping,you’re actually just sampling pixel info that was actually recorded.
Your smartphone flash cannot light the room
Smartphone flash is just a bright led flashlight, it comes no where near to a flash unit. They are bright and the color temperature can be odd. The actual flash duration is much too long, and you may end up with an image that’s both blurry or terribly-lit. If you are in a situation where getting a bad flash picture is better than getting no picture at all and if you just want to remember a moment, go for it.
Keep Your Lens Clean
Your pocket or wallet is not a clean place. Once in a while, it’s worth the effort to clean the lens. It may not look dirty and you might not even notice it in your photos, but often a deep clean will make a difference.
Don’t Forget The Rules Of Photography
The rules for taking a good picture doesn’t change for smartphone shooting. Rules are rules and practicing the rules will show up in your photos. Following Rule of Thirds, Balancing Elements in the frame will help you to get great pictures.
Keep focus on your subject, try to keep your backgrounds as simple as possible, even if it means asking your subjects to turn around or move a few steps back. It’s worth it.
Pick a Better Camera App
There are thousands of apps available, for all platforms, so experiment away. The goal is more control and be innovative.
While the tips mentioned here will help you maximize the strengths and minimize weaknesses of a smartphone camera, it’s ultimately your skill, knowledge, and eye that will make photos worth looking at.
Happy Shooting !
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