Phone Photography Basics

One could argue you need an expensive camera to take the best quality pictures. Many people underestimate the camera quality of a phone. There are many tips and tricks to use that will make you an overall better phone photographer. The majority of people today always have their cell phones with them, so why lug around a camera too?

There are many different brands of cell phones, each with many different photography features. Some of the most well-known brands are Apple, Samsung, Google, and Android. Although you don’t have to have the best camera to get the best results, the best quality cell phone camera on the market now is the Google Pixel 3. Some of the features it has to offer are Night Shift, Super Zoom, and a very wide lens. Not far behind the Google Pixel comes Samsung and Apple. Each cell phone camera has its own special features and abilities.

If you do not have access to a good quality camera there are many easy ways you can step up your photos. Editing or photoshopping your pictures is one way to improve them. Many people are scared of editing their photos because they don’t want their pictures to look fake or too photoshopped. Editing isn’t a bad thing if you do it correctly. You can edit your photos using apps like VSCO, Lightroom, Photoshop, and many others. On these apps, you can do things like add filters to your pictures, blur the background, crop, and overall make your photos more appealing. Blurring the background of pictures makes the picture look like it was taken with a very high-quality camera. You can also adjust the lighting of your pictures if they are too dark or too bright. Editing photos is a great way to improve the look of your pictures.

Another way to step up your photography game is to use burst and timer mode. Burst mode is a great tool because it helps to prevent blurriness and it gives you a better chance of getting the right shot. When taking pictures of someone in action or jumping you should use burst mode. For example, when someone is jumping you should take a burst of photos so you can catch the person jumping at the highest point. Timer mode is another way to get the right shot. Timer mode is helpful because you might not always have someone there to take the picture for you. You can set up your cell phone and still have time to get in position for the photo. Timer mode allows you to get the best angles even without a photographer. There are many tools you can use to get the perfect picture that more people should take advantage of.

Finally, you should avoid zooming in when taking pictures. When you take a photo from a distance, it’s tempting to zoom in on the subject you’re trying to capture in the picture. It is actually better to not zoom in. Zooming in will make your pictures appear fuzzing or pixelated. Instead of zooming in keep your camera at the default distance. After the picture is taken you can go back and crop it, which will look better than zooming. Cropping your photos will give the same effect as zooming, without settling for poor quality.

So, why do we underestimate the abilities of the portable cameras that are all around us, all of the time? You can use these tips and so many more to get your phone photos to their full potential. You do not need a fancy camera and expensive lenses to take the best pictures. Pull out your cell phone and snap a picture. You are just one button away from being a great cell phone photographer.