You are traveling by train while suddenly you catch this majestic view. Suddenly you dip your hand in your pockets to get out your smartphone. You don’t want this particular photo to escape you. You turn on the camera app, point in the right angle and shoot severally. Immediately, you launch the gallery to see how great the photos are. But all you get are blurry images that don’t even make sense. You are disappointed.

Some of the most common smartphone camera problems can be solved, so that you don’t ever miss that once-in-a-year photo again.

Blurry Images

This is one of the most common smartphone camera issues around. Before you can solve this problem, you have to understand where it comes from. First, not holding your smartphone properly can affect the quality of images you get. Secondly, shooting images in an area where there’s not enough ambient light can lead to shoddy results. So how do you fix this? Make sure that you hold your smartphone steadily with both hands. Bracing your camera against a table or wall for a steady shot also counts. When taking photos, try to shoot in the brightest area. And if that’s not possible, make good use of the flash feature on your camera lens.

Moving Objects

Most people have trouble catching a sensible shot out of moving objects. The technical reasoning behind this is that smartphone cameras have slow shutter speed, which makes it very hard to capture moving objects. To solve this, use a smartphone camera app that takes multiple shots after you press the shutter. Most good android photography apps have a setting that allows you to do this.

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Too Small Subject

Sometimes, you prep yourself for that cool photo, only to realize that the subject appears too small for comfort. Well, there’s an easy fix for this one. You want to shoot close. Rather than use digital zoom to get the subject close, zoom in with your feet. Try your best to fill the frame of the photo with the subject. For those photos that you took yesterday before you read this article, cropping your images is a great way to get some perspective. Cropping too much though can lead to increased pixelation, more so when you plan to print your photos. The best thing is to adjust your smartphone camera so that it takes in as much of the subject as possible during capture. Try different angles to see what gets the best results.

Dark Images

Getting dark photos more often lately? Isn’t it obvious that there wasn’t enough light when you were taking the shot? If you’re shooting in a low-light area, you definitely want to use the flash feature on your camera. And if your smartphone camera doesn’t have flash, you probably want to shift to an area with better light, or just forget about that particular snap altogether.

Backlight

Most people have fallen victim to this one – that situation when there’s more light in the background of the subject than the light facing the subject. The fix is easy and straightforward, make sure that the light is coming from behind you and facing the subject, not vice-versa.

In my experience, you just need these and more simple tips to capture great shots with your smartphone camera. Want to point out more smartphone camera problems? Send an email or just lay it bare in the comments section below.

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