Thanks to our mobile phones, we no longer have to go through the stress of getting a fancy camera before we can take good pictures. Gone are the days when phones were only used to make calls, now we can take high quality pictures and edit them in a twinkle of an eye with our phones.
While phones have made picture taking easy, there are still many bad pictures out there. People would definitely love to take high quality pictures but they probably don’t know how to. Are you one of those people? There are simple tricks to taking pictures, it’s not as simple as opening your camera and clicking the shutter.
Here are few tips on how to take good pictures with your mobile phone:
1 Clean your camera lens
The first thing to do before taking pictures with your mobile phone is to clean your camera lens. Since your phone camera does not have a cap to protect it, it is easily covered in dust, or even fingerprint smudges. Not cleaning your camera lens can lead to blurry images that no editing can fix.
If you do not have a microfibre cloth or a lens cleaner, you could consider cleaning the lens with your cloth. Make sure that it’s not a harsh material.
2 Good lighting
Light is an important factor in getting high quality pictures. While you can make use of the available natural light, you could also consider using your phone’s built-in flash or artificial light. Natural light is light from the sun and you’ll have a great picture if you take the picture of your subject with light shining on them from the front.
Artificial light could be a ring light or a soft box. The same rule applies, position the light in front of your subject when taking their pictures. Avoid shadows as much as you can and make sure your subject’s face is well illuminated.
3 Take pictures from different angles
When you take pictures from different angles, your pictures tend to come out unique. It creates an illusion of height or depth and also makes your subject stand out. You could decide to take the picture from the floor so as to have the sky in your image or from the top to make your subject look taller.
4 Learn your camera’s features
Different phone brands have features unique to them. In order to not under utilize your phone camera, take your time to learn about its features. Does your camera have the background blur feature? Or does it have the slow-motion feature? Check these features and how they can come in handy in taking different type of pictures.
Mobile phone photography technology is improving day by day, do not be left behind.
5 Invest in a good phone
Make camera quality a priority whenever you want to purchase a new phone. It makes your phone photography journey pretty easy. Chances are no matter how much you pay attention to other details and maybe edit your pictures, as long as the phone camera is not up to par, you won’t get good quality.
You could consider iPhones, google pixels, Huawei, or Samsung devices.
Your pictures would not come out great the instant you start but with constant learning and practicing, it’ll keep getting better. Photography and videography gadgets are quite expensive so while you save to get the ones you need; you can start with your phone.
Pay attention to tips such as camera settings, lighting, composition and other tips above. Are there other mobile photography tips you know of? Do well to share.