Smartphone photography is familiar with us nowadays. You can just put out your phone and press a button to take a picture. But to capture a beautiful moment and get your photos looking fantastic, it is another story. You will need to know some basic tips and tricks to take great photos by your smartphone:
One of the best ways to balance your shot is to turn on the camera’s gridlines. Your camera will be broken down into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, so that you can focus on the intersection points between those parts.
The more you focus on these points, the more balanced your photo will be. And the pictures will look more natural. Ensure to turn on the grid mode on your phone.
Clean the lens
One of the simplest methods to produce a clear picture is to clean the camera lens. Let’s wipe dirt and dust off your lens with a clean cloth. Most people do not remember to do it. Even wiping the lens with your t-shirt is better than doing nothing. It will make a big impact on the clarity of your photos.
Focus on one object
Too many objects in your photos will confuse the viewers. Sometimes only the main object should be placed in the middle of the picture will stand out from others. To do this, you have to ensure that you tap on the main object on the camera screen to focus on it. Everything behinds will be a blur and the object is highlighted. You should also consider the brightness, the contrast and saturation level of the photo.
Keep your photo symmetric
A picture contains symmetry can be more attractive to people. Symmetry means that your pictures should be divided into two equal parts and symmetric.
Avoid using digital zoom
A thing that should be avoided is the digital zoom function on your camera. Zooming in a photo can decrease the quality of a picture. It will make the photo grainy, blurry and its resolution is not high. Instead of taking pictures from a long distance, try to come closer to your object. Or you can take the picture from a default distance, then crop it to focus more on the object.
Use natural light
Light is an absolutely necessary factor for your beautiful photos. Smartphone camera sensors often do not provide good images when shooting in low light conditions, so it is best to ensure the light for your subject. Another way to get light when shooting is to use artificial light. The light of the flash is also not very effective, so you should also limit its use. Natural light has always been the best light source.
Edit your shots
Downloading some image editor applications can make your photos look better. There are a lot of free applications for both Android and iOS such as VSCO, Snapseed and so on. You can add filters, straighten images and adjust image color.
This final tip is used for you to capture moving objects. Of course, we will have to guess the direction of the object and leave a bit of space before shooting so that when shooting, the object falls into the middle of the frame.
Let’s remember these tips and apply them to take some great photos!