Smartphone cameras continue to get better year after year, which makes it easier than ever to use them for taking professional photos. Check out these tips below to improve your smartphone photography. In no time, you’ll be taking photos like a pro!
Get Close And Fill The Viewfinder
Don’t try to fit everything into your photo; when you’re too far away from your subject, you get a tiny, unrecognizable figure and far too much background. Instead, make sure you get close and fill the viewfinder. Avoid zoom, which can reduce the image quality.
Get To Know Your Camera
You have a smartphone with a camera, so use it! Play around with the settings to vary resolution, brightness, shooting mode and other functions unique to your native camera app. Practice makes perfect.
The idea is that an off-centre composition is more pleasing to the eye and looks more natural than one where the subject is placed right in the middle of the frame. The thinking behind the rule of thirds is to break the frame into three equal sections, both horizontally and vertically. Keep important objects and elements running along these lines or close to the intersections where they meet. You’ll be amazed at the difference!
Used Photo-Editing Tools
Many smartphones have powerful editing tools and access to apps that help you crop shots, enhance colours, add filters and more. In general, it’s better to crop than zoom and add filters after you took the shot, which all can be done on your smartphone.