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10 tips for taking great photos with your smartphone

In this article I will give you 10 tips for taking great photos with your smartphone. No matter which make or model of smartphone you use, if it has a camera it is super easy to take good pictures with it. just follow some basic tips.

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Tips for taking great photos with your smarphone

There are every day the number of smart phones, smartphone, grows in the world and of course together with them grows the number of photographs taken with this devices, and many people only know how to take pictures, and do not make a picture, so here follows tips to take great photos with your smartphone, be it an iPhone, Droid or Lumia.

Get close

Many cell phone cameras, especially iPhone cameras, actually start to shine when you make close-up photos, or with the handset close to what you want to shoot. The small sensor provides a great depth of field so you can get entire objects into focus where cameras with larger sensors and lenses would have problems.

When you get close, you can also have more control over the brightness of your theme.

Resist, do not use the zoom

Tips for taking great photos with your smarphone

Many smartphone cameras offer the digital zoom function, but it is almost always better to pretend that such a function does not exist.

Even in liveview view, you’ll be able to see how visibly your image begins to degrade as soon as you get the “zoom”.

The camera works simply by extrapolating what is already there and basically guessing, what will appear in the image.

Today many smartphone has cameras with resolution above 8 megapixels, which is good, so it is worth recompor and / or crop the photo, because in this way all the information possible to be recorded by the sensor already recorded, this way still remains much of the original resolution. This is one of the tips for taking great photos with your most valuable smartphone.

Edit, don’t filter

Tips for taking great photos with your smarphone

If you make your images seem unique the last thing you should do is use a filter that literally millions of people are using.

Nothing against Instagram or site like that, but let’s combine will you only like certain filter there?

A suggestion pe use other apps to account for this work like the great Snapseed, Photoshop Express or Fhotoroom. This apps will help you make reasonable adjustments to your photos, contrast, sharpness, temperature and more.

It is with decisions like these that you can start developing your style.

Don’t use fake blur

Tips for taking great photos with your smarphone

Depth of field will always be one of the biggest challenges for a smartphone camera. Wide angle lenses and tiny sensors do this favor of not letting you control this aspect right. But faking a DOF will always be worse, because most of the time the result is very artificial.

First, the background blur, or foreground, added with an editing application is typically applied evenly throughout most of the frame. That’s nowhere near the shape of a lens works, and for this reason it doesn’t seem natural.

Secondly, it is difficult to select the object you want in focus so that you can make a smooth transition from what is in focus and what will be out of focus.

Instead always try to compose your photo where the subject is always the protagonist, even if for this you have to keep the background as simple as possible.

Choose a good app to shoot

Tips for taking great photos with your smarphone

This tip applies to any smartphone user, not just those who use Iphone and Android. There are many app options that can replace, and who knows even retire, the native app of your phone.

Dedicated apps always have better control options and this can make a difference!.

A highlight is the Awesome Camera available on the AppStore and Google Play and for Windows phone users we have Proshot. Surely this is one of the tips for taking great photos with your smartphone that is worth a try.


Tips for taking great photos with your smarphone

The problem with many smartphone flashes is that they don’t really quite flashes for real.

They brighten well, are bright but the color temperature most of the time is very high which always leaves the photos with a strange color. They serve very well to paralyze the moment but nothing much more than that.

So what do you have to do in the dark?

Unfortunately, even with advances like Nokia’s nifty PureView technology, you rely only on the sensitivity of your sensor, and pushing it to the limit will mean noise in your image.

Or you can search for brighter locations to shoot, this will help keep noise low and you may never have to activate the mobile flash

Keep the lens clean

always wipe the lens of your smarphone

Definitely your pocket is not a clean place, and the dirt that lives inside loves the smartphone camera lens.

The result is dark, blurry images that won’t look good, no matter how many retro filters you put on them.

The lenses are very sturdy, so you can give a quick wipe with a soft cloth, can be from the t-shirt even before shooting.

And of course giving a general from time to time, with a deeper cleaning is worth it. It may no longer seem to keep the lens clean will always make a difference in your photos.

Flare Lens

Beware of lens flares when making photos with your smarphone

Smartphone lenses are usually wide angle type, or wide angle, and these behave very badly, on mobile phones, when you go shooting against light.

So always try to move so that the light source that’s getting in the way comes out of the frame.

You can also avail yourself of a parasol, even if improvised, to prevent light from reaching your lens directly causing unwanted effects.

Use imagination to make photos with mobile


Print your photos

Photos with your smartphone are just to post on social networks, there is rather the possibility to print them, or reveal them.

Putting the photos on paper makes the thing a little more real, unlike the candles only on the internet, people end up paying more attention, and often people will ask you with a surprised face; Wow, did you take this one with the phone?

Don’t forget the composition

Don't forget the composition

By far this is the best tips for taking great photos with your smartphone, or with any type of camera.

The rules for taking a good photograph don’t change at all just because your camera also makes calls and texts.

So always think about positioning, weight, frame division, guide lines, and all forms of composition you know.

Using these tips above will surely take great photos with your smartphone.

Written by Rix Mascarenhas

Rix Mascarenhas is a photographer, videographer, and drone pilot at

Art lover, always involved with crafts, design, painting etc... As a photographer, I enjoy taking pictures and creating stories that have meaning and help people to thrive. My work is guided by the stories behind each scene that really represent the moment.

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