9 tips for taking better photos with a smartphone

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Carrying a second device for snapshots is really tiresome ? Taking best photos with the device you carry almost everywhere makes the work easier.


To appreciate a beautiful picture we don’t want to become a professional photographer. The new generation  smartphone cameras have caught up with or passed the lower end of digital cameras. Now carrying two devices everywhere I go is not welcomed. So if you  want to use your smartphone for photos as I do , remember these tips in  mind when trying to snag the perfect shot:

Clean your lens
Holding Smartphones a lot of time in hands, pockets and purses may accumulate oils and lint on the surface of the lens and remove any “extras” from overlapping your next photo in seconds.

Steady your shot
To steady our snapshots for shaky hands and wind while not all of us want to drag around a support.  When taking a photo you can also lean against a sturdy object (to lessen your own movement) or to act as a “fauxpod” (like a water glass) balance your phone across an object.

Light is (usually) your friend
A photograph is blessed when you get natural lighting but due to the intensity it sometimes cast shadows on other objects. To remove these extra shadows you can use your flash in the daytime. You should also give the camera app a second to adjust to the current lighting conditions when you open it; to set some of your white balance issues.

Try different angles

Move around  ,to get the correct shot if the light turns as a villain ! As a general rule, if you want take several photos of the same scene or subject, take the photos from different angles. It is a relief for our mistakes in photography.

Increase your resolution

An option to set  picture size in your smartphone has  a great benefit . You’ll be able to capture in more detail and the picture will be larger. When we resize the photos later and having them remain clear and crisp it becomes especially true.

Avoid digital zoom
The quality of your best shots may reduce if you use digital zoom. By getting closer to your subject you can substitute the zooming  and if you really need a close shot of something small to come out clearer.

Check out specialty shooting modes
Macro mode is your best choice if you are trying to capture smaller objects with great clarity . In the camera app itself the setting can usually be found.  For other landscape and portrait shots don’t forget  to turn this off or the result will be very blurry. Automatically some camera apps will turn it off, After the first use it’s a good idea to double check the setting. Apart from macro mode the options for daylight, fluorescent, and even landscapes will be there.

Understand  the response time
Normally  there is a delay between the time you press the digital shutter button and  to the time the actual photo is taken. Ofcourse  it is a small delay.  A beautiful photo and a blurry one  is determined at that time. By taking a few sample shots get a feel for the delay.

Get help from apps
When a photo don’t satisfy your wish –just  turn to one of the many camera apps available for smartphones. Most options are likely to have in  Android and iPhone . The apps are available for other platforms, too To make the best of your less-than-perfect photo. these apps can adjust colors and angles, or add artistic filters.

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