Making quality photos with your smartphone is not easy though you can use an image enhancer to get your desired result. However, it is easy to fall into minor mistakes before or while taking the shot itself. Here are some tips to follow to take perfect pictures.
The photos with the smartphone are now more and more fashionable, there are also dedicated competitions. Without considering social media (Instagram) that allow photo enthusiasts that use photo enhancers to gain or become influencers.
Let’s start immediately with the saying that in the latest generation of smartphones; cameras are of average quality. Of course, quite often, some need an expert photographer to make the best of it. Fortunately, however, many of the adjustments and tricks that can improve the quality of the shot of a photo are easily applicable by all. Even by users who are less familiar with photography and technology. Before making some good photos, you will need a little practice. Here are the most common mistakes we make when we shoot with the phone;
- Clean the camera
- Fast command
- Advanced settings
- Advice for selfie
- HDR mode
- Attention to Flash
Most Common Mistakes And Solutions
Clean The Camera
A prevalent mistake is not to clean the camera, especially the back of the phone. Consider that most of us, at home, on the road or in the office, keep the phone with the rear camera resting on desks and furniture that often are not very clean, without considering the lint that can stop on the lens when we insert the phone in trousers or backpack. A dirty or slightly greasy lens will have darker photos and slight blurring. It is good practice to clean the camera often with a microfibre cloth.
Timing is often everything in photography. Being able to catch the fleeting moment makes the difference between a beautiful photo and an exciting photo. Why then waste time on unlocking the phone, look for the camera icon and then select it? Each phone has its own fast command to open the camera with just one touch. In the latest phones, often just click on the fingerprint sensor button to open it. On others, just hold down the volume keys. These are all actions that in the settings we can customize to our liking.
Check The Advanced Settings
Most users when they want to take a picture open the camera and shoot. But the image taken is not always perfect. So we have to spend some time analyzing the advanced camera settings. Surely we will have to change the settings according to the various contexts where we have to take the picture. And no fear if we do not have any knowledge of the world of photography. In most settings, there is no need to manage anything manually. Every action has an intuitive name that recalls the shooting conditions.
Advice For Selfie
Are you a selfie lover? Well, then this advice is for you. Usually, most people do self-timer by pressing the camera’s centre button. This is not wrong but creates photos of your face accompanied by your arm. To give more impetus to your face and your figure, the advice is to shoot using the volume keys of the smartphone. But there is also another trick. Insert the headphones and then shoot using the volume button on the earphones.
So generally these are ways to take selfies on the smartphone:
- Volume keys on smartphone
- Volume keys Headphones/earphones
To give backlight and quality to your photos you might think of starting to shoot in HDR mode. This technique is not recommended in all light conditions, but in dark or slightly dark environments it can make a big difference. Some camera phones have this default mode, while others do not own it, especially in older models. Do not worry, however, on the Play Store and App Store there are several applications to simulate the HDR effect on your smartphone.
Attention To The Flash
Many of us tend to misuse the flash based on the poor lighting conditions of the scene to be captured. Be careful though, because the flash will in most cases ruin the quality of your photos. It must be said that the technology in this field has evolved a lot and now on the smartphones, there is a double LED flash, but still not enough to recommend it regardless of use; without considering the unpleasant red-eye effect on the subjects.