Top phone photography tricks!

by Amelia 5 months ago in how to

6 things you need to know.

Top phone photography tricks!

TOP PHONE photography tricks that everyone needs to know!!📸

Being a young photography student myself I love to capture photos when I’m out and about to document a special moment or a pretty sunset. However, most of the time I don’t have my chunky canon DSLR with me but that doesn’t mean you can’t take amazing photos on your phone!!

NUMBER 1: cleaning your camera lens.

The first tip might seem simple and unnecessary but it’s key in taking crystal clear photos. Your phone spends a lot of time in your pocket or bag and in your hands which in turn can make your lens dirty with dust and fingerprints.

A dirty lens will result in your photo being blurred or smudges on the image.

Taken on my iPhone 6s Plus. Edited using VSCO.

You can use a cloth or even your T-shirt anything that you can get your hands on.

NUMBER 2: Adjust the exposure (brightness) level.

When your taking photos do they often turn out too dark (under exposed) or too light (over exposed) ? You can change that pretty easily which will make a huge difference in your image quality. Here’s how:

On an I phone camera you do this by tapping on the camera screen to set the focus. Then swipe up or down to adjust exposure as high or low that you want it.

Once you adjust it the colours and detail should be a lot sharper and look a lot better.

NUMBER 3: 4. Use HDR For Evenly-Lit Photos With Amazing Detail.

Taking photos of high-contrast scenes can be a problem when it comes to exposure.

A high-contrast scene has both dark and bright areas – such as a landscape with a bright sky and dark foreground. This can often be difficult to focus on a phone camera. But there is a way of getting past this and taking a great photo.

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. And it allows you to capture detail in both the shadows and the highlights.

*my image

This is what it looks like on an iPhone camera ^^^

With HDR on, you can shoot beautiful photos with perfect exposure throughout the entire scene

NUMBER 5: Find different perspectives.

Taking photos from a unique, unexpected angle can make them more memorable -- it tends to create an illusion of depth or height with the subjects. It also makes the image stand out, since most mobile photos are taken either straight -on or from a bird's eye view.

Something Like this will capture someone’s attention a lot quicker ⬇️

*not my image

NUMBER 6: Editing software.

Top 2 editing apps that I use:

1. Snapseed

Best For: All-purpose photo editing with precise control over color and exposure

Huge range of editing tools, yet very easy to use

- Exposure, color, and sharpening adjustments

- Crop, rotate, straighten, and perspective correction

- Selective adjustments, brushes, and healing tool

- Black & white, vintage, and texture filters

- Portrait enhancement, lens blur, and vignette

- Double exposure, frames, and text

Price: FREE

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2. VSCO

Best For: Creating beautiful edits with elegant film-like filters

- Subtle one-tap filter presets that create the look of classic film

- Adjustable filter strength

- Full set of 130+ filters available via an annual subscription

- Editing tools for cropping, exposure, color, and sharpness

- Built-in camera app with advanced manual controls

Price: FREE (with a subscription fee for additional filters and tools)

So there are a few tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over my time using my phone as a camera I hope this helps!!

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