Taking pictures with your smartphone is fun. But if you plan to keep your photos for a long time or use them professionally, you’ll need to up the ante of your phone snaps.
Camera settings, lighting, scene modes, and your subject all influence the output, as we’ll clarify. Finally, and this is a no-brainer, when you have your photographs looking as incredible as you envisioned them to be, ensure you additionally set aside the effort to back them up someplace safe.
So without further ado, let’s up your smartphone photography game with these eight tips and tricks.
#1 Change focus and exposure
Cell phone cameras have made some amazing progress in a brief time frame, and most handsets presently give you some command over the composition and exposure of your shot. On the off chance that manual focus is accessible, it’s generally actuated with a tap on the screen, on where you need the camera to focus.
On the off chance that you discover a face acknowledgment choice, it’ll naturally focus on faces, assisting you with keeping away from shots where your companions’ appearances are obscured.
The next factor is the exposure or how much light you allow into the lens. It’s a comparable story in the camera application for stock Android: You can change the exposure by means of the slider that springs up along the edge or top of the screen.
#2 Utilize HDR
You can set HDR to consequently kick in (as on stock Android, above), which implies HDR mode will initiate at whatever point the camera detects it very well may be helpful. You can likewise turn HDR mode on and off physically.
#3 Utilize natural light where conceivable
Light is perhaps the main element in any photograph. In the event that you can utilize the accessible natural light, you don’t need to fall back on your phone’s flash (which may give you not exactly ideal outcomes).
For instance, in a night scene, draw your companions to stand nearer to the gleam of fake lights as opposed to more profound in the shadows and ensure their faces are lit. Utilizing your flash can help. In the event that you have time, attempt one shot with a flash and one without to see the difference in output.
#4 Steady your shot
One territory where cell phone snappers actually fall behind DSLR or SLR cameras is in their steadiness. Even a slight shake can leave a cell phone photograph seeming as though it was taken on a shaking boat, while a more expert DSLR adapts better to this kind of movement.
Purchasing a tripod may seem like an over-the-top splurge. However, you can get affordable tripods that are made explicitly for cell phones including other camera accessories.
Assuming you would prefer not to get a tripod, utilize anything that’s accessible—a wall, a companion’s shoulder, or even your other arm.
#5 Follow the rule of thirds
The rule of thirds has been around for quite a long time, yet you can easily use it in smartphone photography. As per the rule of thirds, a picture is parted into nine equivalent squares that structure a three-by-three grid. You should plan to get the most fascinating pieces of your picture (like a treeline or a group of people) close to the edges of these sections, where the grid lines meet.
#6 Take photographs in bursts
The times of trusting that your film will get handled and created before you can see your photographs are a distant memory. Exploit state-of-the-art burst photography by shooting whatever number of shots as possible and then choose the best one.
Third-party camera applications frequently have a burst mode as well. It gives you a valuable scope of various pictures to look over and can demonstrate convenience in essentially any circumstance, from easy-going family shots with your cousin to wildlife photographs.
#7 Alter your pictures
Getting great pictures from your phone doesn’t begin and end with your camera application. You can likewise include a photograph altering application to change your shots prior to sharing/publishing them.
With photo editing, you can add channels, change tones, fix pictures, and a lot more. Additionally, watch out for the “one-touch” fixes that improve your photos with insignificant exertion from you. Some picture altering applications import photographs taken by your camera, while others have an incorporated camera app of their own. Which welcomes you to our next tip.
Assuming you’ve never wandered past your phone’s default camera application, you may be amazed at exactly the number of third-party choices are out there. They give you admittance to additional settings, various highlights, and heaps of channels to get your smartphone photographs up to speed.
Take Manual for iOS, for example, which allows you to control shade speed, ISO, white equilibrium, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Afterlight for iOS and Android gives you admittance to a comparable arrangement of tools, along with a lot of amazing channels.
Discussing channels, Instagram for iOS and Android isn’t only for socializing. It can likewise transform your poor photographs into masterpieces. The application presently incorporates a large group of altering and tweaking tools other than the channels it’s renowned for, making it outstanding amongst other photo applications.
#8 Investigate the settings of your default application
Indeed, even with a lot of outsider camera applications to pick from, it merits investigating everything the default application on your phone has to bring to the table. In case you’re on iOS, the underlying camera accompanies a choice of live channels you can browse (tap the symbol in the upper right corner to see them). What’s more, in the event that you’re utilizing an iPhone, you can swipe across to the Portrait mode for an off-field impact (where the subject remains sharp yet the BG is blurred).
On Android, the camera application you have will change contingent upon which maker made your phone. The stock Google Camera application has an extremely helpful lighting channel accessible by means of the thermometer symbol. You can browse presets, including overcast and tungsten, so you can get the shadings looking perfectly regardless of what sort of light you’re managing.
In the interim, default camera applications from Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, and others incorporate an assortment of additional scenes and apparatuses to mess with. On more up-to-date Samsung handsets, for instance, you can tap the Mode catch to raise a Pro mode loaded with channels and changes for shading and difference that can be changed. So open up your application, and do some investigating.
It’s a wrap
So there you have a list of expert tips and tricks to take awesome photos with your smartphone.
Your phone is now your take-all over, shoot-anything digital camera. Only a couple of brief years prior, taking pictures with smartphones was a trade-off, with low picture quality yet a ton more convenience than a point-and-shoot camera.
However, circumstances are different, and phone cameras have improved massively. Wrapping up, we might simply want to advise you that the solitary thing that stands between you going pro is the capture photograph button on your smartphone camera!