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Posted on 15 April 2014 by Melinda
Best Smartphone Pics

The Top 7 Tips For Taking Better Photos Using Your Smartphone .

Be a better photographer now.

Camera technology has come a long way, and I know I want great photos from my trips. The technology in smartphones in some cases is better than an average point and shoot camera. Lightweight and always with me, these 7 actionable tips help me to take awesome photos from my smartphone.

7. Do Clean Your Lens: This might seem like an obvious one, but I even forget to clean it sometimes. Just think how many places your smartphone has been and when the last time it was wiped? Yep, that’s what I thought.

6. Edit Your Photos: I find that editing my photos in my phones app, or another one such as Snapseed, or Photoshop express is better than adding a filter. This was I am in control of how my photo will look, and not be dictated by stock filters that everyone else uses. 

5. Don’t Use Zoom: The feature is pretty bad, and will leave you with an ugly image. The best thing to do is focus, take the shot, and then crop the image.

4. Never delete: I cringe when I see people deleting photos too soon. Sure there are the obvious bad ones, but sometimes I get those accidental mistakes that I realize are perfection later. I’m happy I didn’t go and pull the trigger and delete too soon.

3. Frame: I use the grid frame feature, which helps me frame a shot better. Its there for a reason, so don’t be afraid to use it. This way I can get the perfect line, and often shoot in square-mode for instagram. 

2. Natural Light Is Your Best Friend: Sunrise and sunset universally is the magic hour.  Morning light creates a natural soft golden hue, whereas sunset enhances colors. Know how to touch your way around your screen to change the lighting aperture. 

1. Get Back To The Basics Of Story Telling: There’s a famous quote that’s says, “A picture tells 1000 words”. So too can a story be told by one thing. Capturing a hotdog with all the fixings at a baseball game can let everyone know where you are.

 

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