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Tips for Taking Better Pictures with Your Smartphone

Long gone are the days when you had to buy a camera to capture exotic and exquisite shots. Latest smartphone cams are all equipped with some top-notch photo-capturing tech that lets you carry out superb camera shots almost anywhere and anytime. You can adjust the brightness, set contrast level, tune the colors, set the pixels, and other things that will ensure you to get only the best click. If you’re into that smartphone photography, then let us tell you some handsome tips and tricks that’ll help you take better photos.

  1. Hold steady


    Every time you turn on the cam of your smartphone, the first thing it triesto acquire is, as much light as possible. This happens in a flash when there is plenty of light such as in daylight and when lighting is available however, in low-light situations it can take much time to gather the necessary light required. To avoid blurry photos, you need to provide a steady hold to the smartphone. If you’re not able to hold steady the cam, you can use mobile tripods or place the phone on a solid support such as on a shelf or a table.

  2. Use grids and follow the rule of thirds

    Rule of thirds is a photography principle that states that an image needs to be broken into 3 separate equally-spaced segments, both horizontally and vertically to superimpose all points of interest on the intersections to get a more balanced click. To make use of the principle, most smartphone cams come with gridlines that helps the screen to divide into the required 9 segments. If your smartphone cam is devoid of the gridlines feat, you can still make use of the principle by downloading some other camera app that do features a gridlines feature from the Play Store/App Store.

  3. Focus only on solo


    To get a better photo, you need to focus only on a single subject. You can still capture a number of subjects in your click, but you need to prioritize the one that is worth focussing. Therefore, make sure to tap the smartphone screen to locate and focus on the primary subject. Professional photography code states that the focussed subject need not fill the entire space, and that 2/3 of the photoscape should be negative space (Negative space denotes that space that isn’t filled by the subject). This helps the primary subject to stand out from the rest of the photoscape in a better way.

  4. Avoid flash, whenever possible

    Despite the smartphone companies might suggest you to make use of the flash in low-light situations, the feature somewhat makes a photo look awful rather than making it look otherwise. There are some situations, when using the flash in your last resort however, you can avoid the spoilsport feature whenever possible and try to capture a scene composed of natural light only.

  5. Find the best perspective


    While the scene is always the same, perspectives can be different. A photographic perspective is dependent on several factors such as height of the camera from the ground, distance from the scene, orientation of the camera, angle of the camera, and lots more. Before taking a click, make sure to check out a number of perspectives to get the one that might fetch you an excellent shot. 

You can experiment a lot with your photographic skills and mix up some of your original photography manoeuvres to some classic and useful ideas.

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