11 Photography Tips to take Better Photos with your Phone’s Camera

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11 Photography Tips : The environment around us is full of subjects that will inspire us to click . Whether it is the inside of a house or outside , there is never a shortage of subjects for your next photograph . We Firmly believe that everybody is an artist with different natural talents . If we assign two random people with a task of taking the photograph of a same subject , both of them will capture photographs that won’t be similar to each others , even if they have a same subject in common .

Photography is essentially an art , and as it is always with any art form , the beauty of an artist’s work always depends on his skills . Here we are focusing on the word “skill” because , everybody is capable of learning photography and all it takes is the right knowledge and a lot of patience .

A few years back using a camera was very simple , all you needed to do was click the photograph would be captured . Today taking a photograph is not just limited by a single click . Nowadays Phone’s are equipped with features and functions that are very similar to those of a Digital camera’s . If you are trying to take beautiful photos using your phone’s camera , then you need to be well versed with all its features and functions beforehand .

We have compiled 11 photography tips , which according to us will help everyone to take beautiful photos . Follow these simple Photography tips and take your next steps towards being a better photographer .

Photography tip #1 : Forget the Digital zoom

Digital Zoom is a bane for smart phone photography . There is an huge difference between digital and optical zoom . Optical zoom uses focusing of the lens to zoom into a subject and take a photograph . Whereas in digital zoom , your phone simply enlarges the photograph , thus resulting in a pixelated image when you view it on a PC .

Never use the Digital zoom on your phone . If you need to zoom into an subject , always take the photograph without zoom and crop it later on your PC .

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Photography tip #2 : Follow the Rules of Photography ( Break them later )

If you want to take some beautiful photographs like a professional , then you must learn about the rules of composition , for example the Rules of thirds . these rules of compositions are very simple , for example the rule of third , divides your camera screen into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines . This is the reason why every phone camera has an option for a grid overlay . Whenever you take a photograph always keep your subjects on the intersection of these lines or along them  . There are more rules of photography . Find out more about the different Rules of photography .

Rules are always meant to be broken , well most professional photographs do this and the results are very creative . So always try experimenting taking photographs from various angles .

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Photography tip #3 : Get closer to your Subject and Focus

The main problem with smart phone cameras is that , because of the camera’s small screen . we can have difficulties estimating the actual output of an photograph . If you want to capture detailed photograph of a subject, then always move closer to the subject and focus on the main details you want to capture . Don’t just simple click any photographs , always focus on a subject and capture the photograph .

Photography tip #4 : Change ISO according to daylight or night

As i said earlier , smartphone cameras today are equipped with similar features like those of a digital camera . ISO settings are a common feature among both android and iOS phones today . Knowledge of the different ISO settings will enable you to capture better photos . For example when you are taking photos at night , using a Higher ISO setting will enable your phone’s camera to suck in more light and your photographs will be more illuminated . But there is a drawback too , with higher ISO your photographs might get more pixellated .

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Photography tip #5 : Use different angles

Use different angles to take photographs , combining different angles with the rules of composition will supre productive creative photographs . So get down , bend aside , crouch and get clicking .

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Photography tip #6 : Don’t use filters

If you want to take photographs that people will appreciate and value then ditch the filters and use softwares to optimize the brightness , levels , colors .. etc , of your photographs . There are a lot of free photo editing apps on the Google play store and the iOS app store . install and use 0one of them . If you’re using an Android phone then i would recommend your Pixlr express for editing your photos . For the best results use Photoshop or any other similar programs to edit your photographs on your PC .

Photography tip #7 : Ditch the Flash

We all have experienced and we hate how flash destroys all our lovely moments . There is no alternative to flash on a smart phone camera , but the least you can do is shoot photographs in a well lit environment .

Photography tip #8 : Keep your Smart Phone’s lens clean

Keeping your Camera’s lens covering clean is very important . Since smartphone cameras are smaller than digital or DSLR cameras , tiny specks of dust will often appear as a large colored patch on your photographs  . Do not use your breath to clean up the lens covering of your phone’s camera , as our vapors from our breath are acidic in nature and might damage your phone’s lens cover in the longer run .

Cleaning your smart phone camera lens with cotton regularly will get the job done .  Moreover don’t forget to clean your Phone’s back cover from inside out , as dust particles may get stuck from inside of your smart phone’s lens covering .

Photography tip #9 : Print your favorite photos

This is what most hobbyist photographer tend to ignore . If you do care at being a good photographer always print the best of your photographs and archive them . In this digital age most people have forgotten the print media or they ignore it . You need to keep a fact in mind that  Digital storage media’s can crash or get corrupted at any time , so your photographs when printed have a better chance of archiving for a longer than on digital media .

Photography tip #10 : Don’t delete bad photos

Photography is a constant process of learning . The more mistakes you do , the more are your chances of learning quickly . people always compare their old photographs with newer ones and if the find the old ones bad looking they delete them . This is something that should be avoided . Always keep your old photographs with you , even if they seem to have a lot of mistakes . One day you can proudly show off your friends and relatives or even your grandchildren’s that how good have you become with your photography skills .

Photography tip #11 : Experiment with different features

Last but not the least keep on experimenting , as long as you keep on experimenting you will find out new ways that will keep fuelling your excitement for learning more things about photography and the quest will continue on .

 

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Lovejeet

Lovejeet is a Proud Geek and tech. enthusiast, who is ardent to learn more about the technology that surrounds us. He loves to tinker around with his gadgets and when he find something new and exciting, he shares it with you on this blog. Last but not the least he is a true gamer by heart. Connect with him on and Twitter

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