7 Mobile Photography Tricks

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7 Mobile Photography Tricks

Mobile photography has come a long way since the first camera phone was introduced. Today, smartphones are equipped with high-quality cameras that can take stunning photos.

However, taking great photos with your phone requires more than just pointing and shooting. Here are some mobile photography tricks that can help you take better photos with your phone.

1. Look for the Best Light

Lighting is super important in photography. Look for good light sources, like natural light or well-lit areas, to make your photos shine. Avoid taking pictures in dark places, as they can turn out blurry or grainy.

2. When to (and not) Use the Flash

Using flash can be handy, but it’s not always necessary. In low-light situations, the flash can create weird shadows and wash out colours. Instead, try adjusting the exposure or ISO settings on your phone to let in more light.

3. Front Facing v Rear Facing Cameras

Selfies are fun, but did you know that the rear-facing camera often takes better quality photos? When capturing yourself or others, use the back camera for more detailed shots.

4. Don’t use Digital Zoom on Mobiles

Zooming in might seem tempting, but it can make your pictures look pixelated or blurry. Instead, get closer to your subject or take the photo as it is and crop it later for better results.

Back cameras for smartphone or cell phone. Close up macro photography.

5. Be Steady with your Mobile Photography

Shaky hands can ruin a great shot. To avoid blurry images, hold your phone with both hands and keep your elbows close to your body. If you want extra stability, use a tripod or rest your phone on something solid.

6. Don’t Forget to Focus

Make sure your subject is in focus! When you tap the screen, most phones automatically focus on what you tapped. But you can also tap on the screen where you want the focus to be manually.

7. Adjust the Exposure Manually

Exposure controls how much light enters your camera. Most phones have automatic exposure, but you can also adjust it manually. Simply tap on the screen and slide up or down to increase or decrease the exposure.

woman taking a photo of dusk beach in low light

7 Mobile Photography Tricks: Summary

I hope these tips help you take better photos with your phone! If you have any other tips or tricks that you’d like to share, feel free to let me know!


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