1. Clean The Lenses For Crystal Clear Photos
Your mobile phone lens can get super dirty in your purse or in your hands and the lens can get covered in dirt and fingerprints. A dirty lens will leave blurs and spots on your photos. If you don’t have a soft cloth you can use your shirt in a pinch.
2. Set The Focus To Ensure Your Subject Is Always Sharp
If your photo just doesn’t look sharp and you have cleaned your lens already fix your autofocus. Sometimes the phone doesn’t know what you are trying to focus on and it picks the wrong thing. Set the focus point manually by tapping on the screen where you want it to focus. The phone will blur everything else to make your subject stand out. PERFECT!
3. Adjust Exposure For Perfect Brightness Levels
Do your photos often turn out too bright or too dark? You can just adjust the exposure before you take the photo. On Iphones you just have to tap the screen to set focus first then swipe up or down to adjust exposure. Other phones there is a exposure button that is a half black/white circle. You can always adjust this after you take the photo too if you forget. It won’t work as well because if it was to bright you probably lost detail in the photo you can’t back so always try to fix it when you are taking the photo.
4. Use HDR (Know what it’s for) ?
When taking pictures outside with land and sky sometimes the camera doesn’t know what’s important so it either make the sky to bright or the ground to dark. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) setting will fix this problem. It allows you to get detail in the dark and light parts of the photo. If you want your iPhone camera to automatically shoot HDR photos whenever it needs to, make sure the Smart HDR is switched on in your menu.
5. Want shake free shots…?
When there isn’t much light you may get blurry photos especially when you taking pictures of moving objects like your kids. Actually they can be blurry in any amount of light but this may help. A tripod is always best but most people don’t carry on around for thier phone so it’s best to rest your phone on a solid surface or lean against a wall to steady yourself. If your phone has night mode that will help also.
6. Professional Photographers always use (Rule of Thirds)
A good composition is what makes the difference between a nice photo and a beautiful one. Rather than putting your subject in the middle of the photo you place it off to the side. The phone has a setting to help with this called camera grid which you can get to in the settings mode. It sections off your screen in 9 parts to help you line everything up. An example of shooting off to the side would be to center up your subject on one of the vertical lines where the lines cross. If you are shooting landscape photos you position the horizon on the bottom gridline instead of the middle on the photo. It also helps keep your horizon level.
If anyone has any questions about any of these tips please email me and I will be happy to help you with any confusion. Everyone always has thier phone with them so use the photo feature whenever you can. Everyone should be able to take beautiful photos wherever you go!
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