Smartphones have become a big part of our lives; they’re no longer for communication only but for literally every daily life activity. We learn, work and get entertained on it, and tens of models are designed every year to offer higher features and new options. Smartphones camera is getting updated better than we ever expected, and now you can get a high quality photos by your mobile.
In 2010, Instagram has been released, and since then people got sticked more to capturing daily moments, and gradually this community has become an important platform to every artist to show their work to the world. So, we’ve gathered 10 tips for you for better photos!
1. First of all, CLEAN YOUR LENS:
From the very important things to start up with is a clean lens, we hold our smartphones almost all the time, and since that the lens in our mobiles is not covered; it’s possible that it gets smudged. So, always clean your lens before taking any photo, don’t let these tiny parts block your shot!
2. Follow the light:
Exposure is the most important element in your image. Mobile flash is not always a good option, natural day light is way better. That natural light helps you capture more details. And you can use that light as an effective artsy component in your shot; the angle of light beams, the shape of light spots and shade and shadows.
3. NEVER ZOOM IN:
Zooming in will gradually reduce the resolution of your image, instead go closer as much as you can to what you’re capturing. And if you can’t go close enough it’s better to crop your image later, but NEVER ZOOM!
4. Don’t shake your phone:
Stability is important when it comes to mobile photography, if you shake your phone your image might be disturbed horizontally or vertically and effects the perspective of the photo. You can use burst mode or capture many photos to make sure you’ve a non shaken photo.
5. Arrange your composition right:
Mobile cameras usually provide a grid on the screen, it’s better to use this grid to arrange your elements right. You don’t always have to follow the rule of thirds, anyways.
6. Third party apps:
All smartphones have the camera app, but what if your mobile don’t provide many features as you want? Or you can’t find a specific setting? You can download another camera app which meets your requirements.
7. Be different:
Never go for the random shots only, try many angles and perspectives. If you’re shooting a historical place never capture the same shots you see online, be different. Use mirrors and glasses for reflections, if you want to apply an effect during your shoot ask for someone to help, always go for the unique style.
8. Editing, only as required:
It’s always better to adjust most of the settings of your image during the shoot. Don’t make your editing goes wrong by applying many filters and changing many settings, the simpler the better. Use the editing apps to fix what you’ve done wrong by chance during your shoot, and applying a specific mood to your picture.
Keep on learning, search for new techniques and tips& tricks. Follow photographers and keep up to their work, always search for the secret behind the successful image. Keep on learning and always be updated to what’s new.
10. Show your work to the world:
Always show your work to people, photographers, artists.. and listen carefully to their opinions. Make yourself an online portfolio or a platform to upload your photos, use social media to reach more audience, apply for exhibitions and do your best to have a place between photographers and artists.
So don’t you ever underestimate the power of a smartphone camera, and always remember you can do magic by the least options you have!