Use the sunlight
The image sensor of a smartphone requires light to work well; hence it would deliver the best outdoor pictures in daylight. Let the sun be behind you when taking photos. Don’t shoot directly into the sunlight; otherwise you would underexpose your subject. When shooting indoors, turn your back against the window and switch on the light.
Compose the photos
Compose your pictures as the professionals do. Split the photo frame into thirds and put the subject on one line instead of the screen middle. Ensure the camera level is maintained to avoid a tilted horizon. You can also use photo editing software for mac to enhance the quality of photos.
Make the camera more accessible
Accessing the camera of some smartphones can take a long time, thereby making you to miss great photo opportunities. Therefore, ensure you can access the camera faster by moving the camera shortcut to a convenient location, such as on the first screen or on the screen’s bottom.
Hold the phone steadily
The major reason why people get shadowy pictures with their smartphone is that it is too thin and light to hold. Hold the phone steadily with both hands while tucking in the elbows to the sides for support.
Optimize the camera settings
Make use of all the camera settings. If there is a white balance control feature on the camera, you should set it on automatic mode. However, if the colors seem awkward, set the balance to correspond to the ambient light, like daylight, fluorescent and sunset. If there is an ISO setting, don’t set it Auto. When taking photos outdoors, adjust the ISO to the minimum value in order to reduce digital noise in the picture. When it comes to low-light situations, adjust the ISO to the highest level.
Make good use of the high dynamic range option
Some phones come with a High/Wide Dynamic Range feature that captures great amount of detail and colors in one exposure. If your phone has this option, use it when faced with difficult lighting situations rather than the flash.
Enhance the photos
Most phones offer many options for enhancing your photos. Try to adjust every camera setting, such as saturation, contrast and image effects. For example, the saturation control is used to adjust color intensity in the photos. Image effects such as black and white, negative or sepia, can allow you take amazing photos.
Use the flash in sunlight
A fill flash reduces the shadows associated with bright sunlight. Although the flash may not fill every shadow, it can provide even lighting on the face of your subject, if you’re closer to the subject.
Avoid using digital zoom
The digital zoom just makes the pixels blocky and big, thereby destroying little details. Therefore, it is advisable to walk closer to the subject instead of zooming.
Look for programs or updates that can enhance the working of the camera as well as apps that can improve the look of the photos taken.
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