Using the Auto Mode when taking photos is well and good; however, if you desire to get more out of your camera, this article has some tricks and tips on how to capture awesome pictures with your smartphone. The tips in this article can be done with most smartphone and will better the photography results to a fantastic level with no cost.
Below are some tips and tricks on how to capture awesome photos with an Android phone.
1. Using Flash Should be Avoided
The flash is usually best saved on emergencies even on a DSLR camera. Use a natural light when capturing a picture, because you want them to appear natural.
The flash is usually located close to your phone’s lens and this brings an ugly glaring effect. In case the natural light is not enough, increase the EV (Exposure value) and ISO in your camera’s settings. Note that increasing the ISO also increases the graininess in your photos.
2. Never Use The Digital Zoom
This is an overused and a picture destroying spec on cameras. What digital zoom does is to enlarger and crop a photo. This feature narrows editing features for the photo captured.
3. Have a Look at Details of The Best, Worst & Auto Photos
Most of us have photos which come out well and some which are unpleasant. Whenever you capture an awesome photo or a terrible photo, look at the details of each photo and see what exposure time, aperture value and ISO it had when the photo was captured. This will show which settings your Android phone work best at and on which light condition. This is useful for the Auto pictures so that you can have a feel of what setting your phone’s camera resorts by default.
4. Use High Dynamic Range Mode
In case you have stable hands when taking pictures of still objects, use the HDR mode in case you desire having shadow and lighting in the picture uniformly exposed. This feature is more useful if the photo is of high contrast, a lot of particularly light and particularly dark bits. When you are on the HDR mode, keep the camera steady to avoid having a blurred photo.
5. The ‘Reflective Sunglasses’ trick
If you have sunglasses that have reflective coating your lens, you be able to easily take awesome photos on some shots. Make sure you have a light source that is being reflected on your smartphone’s lens so you can capture whatever action or scene in the view.
6. Rule of The Thirds
This feature is the easiest and simplest rule to recall regarding taking photos, and yet it is awesome to making the pictures compositions look fantastic. The eyes are attracted to the images which are divided in thirds. To assist you do his, most cameras allow you to use a grid of 2 vertical and 2 horizontal lines when capturing pictures. The key subject of a picture should be in one of 4 intersection of those lines to get a fantastic photo.