So, you’ve recently bought a brand new phone using the latest coupon code from the last time you went to shop online. That’s nice. The question of course, is, do you know how to use it for taking photos? While you might respond with a loud ‘yes’, here’s the next question: do you know how to maximize its full potential so that you can take the best photos possible? At this point you’re likely to stop in your tracks and realize that this isn’t something they teach you in Android or iOS school. (Come to think of it, there is no Android or iOS school.)
Don’t worry, though. Like the good tech blog that this is, here are a few ways you can try out so that you can begin taking excellent pictures with your phone in no time at all.
Clean the lens. Okay, so this isn’t exactly applicable to your brand-new phone, particularly because it’s still brand-new. Hence, chances are, your camera lens is still clear as crystal. Nevertheless, this is something you will need to remember, especially as the days turn into weeks, and the weeks turn into months, and soon enough you’ll be surprised at how blurry your pictures can get. Simply think back to this tip and yep, clean your lens.
Avoid the oh so tempting mirror shots and those photos taken at arm’s length. While this is, of course, the selfie generation, there’s still very little quality that can be had from these photos. If your concern is not quality, then maybe this is okay. But for those who are bent on becoming better photographers, you will need to take the frame into account, which means, if you do have to use the selfie camera, you’ll need the timer to set up a great shot.
Explore (and exploit) the power of a good backdrop. You can’t have a subject whose colors are drowned out by all the other colors already in the background. To address this problem, you might want to begin with a black background. This will help you to make sure that no other color will interfere with the rest of your photo. As such, your subject will be given more emphasis and focus.