The camera phone has changed the notion of traditional photography, mostly because it is easier to carry around a camera phone that fits in your pocket than it is to lug around the much bulkier DSLR.There are various ways you can take photos like a pro with your smartphone.
Here are some useful tips on how to take photos using your smartphone.
Smartphone Photography Tips
Set your resolution high
It goes without saying that the higher the resolution of your photo, the better quality it is. When taking images with a smartphone camera, try to go as close as possible to the subject rather than zooming in when you take a shot. You will get better-resolution photos cropped, than zoomed in.
Know Your Auto Mode
Knowing how the automatic shooting mode on your smartphone camera works can greatly help you take good photos. Take the time to learn when it uses high ISOs, when it uses long shutter speeds, and adjust how you take photos accordingly. It especially helps to know when you decide t0.
Panoramic photos are best taken with enough light as the images could not be generated properly. It is not advisable to use indoors. Experiment taking panoramic photos of different sizes, eliminate the things you don’t want in the scene and stitch the best ones to form a single panoramic photo.
Go towards the light
One of the biggest problems with taking photos indoor is the lack of natural lighting. The right amount of lighting can make food look more appetizing, facial expressions more cheerful and environments more welcoming. As much as possible, try to take your photos under natural lighting. You can do this by going near windows or doors when taking photos indoors, and to sources of light like neon signs or street lamps when snapping photos outdoors.
Think about framing
We usually put images into frames as a way of displaying and drawing attention to our photos. But you can also use natural layers to dramatically increase depth and dimensions of your images. For example, windows make great frames – they’re everywhere and usually provide great light. What’s inside the window frame will be the centre of attention while everything that’s outside remains hidden. You can also play around with architecture by using its contours to mimic the framing effect. Mirrors, picture frames and urban objects can all be used to help you get that unique shot.
Don’t use the zoom!
Unlike a regular camera which will likely have a lens, the zoom function on your smartphone is digital. Its use can often result in poor quality, blurry images that are too pixilated to see clearly. My advice is to take the image then crop it later for the zoom effect, thus preserving the quality.
Use Photo Editing Apps
the built in camera apps of any devices has less functionality to increase the quality of your pictures.So you need to use some third party apps for this purposes.