- Keep you lens clean – if your lens is dirty your images will have noise, not too many people bother about cleaning the lens.
- Stand Still & hold the camera phone with strong grip – less shaky your hands are and less you move around better images you will be able to click.
- Avoid Digital ZOOM-This is a useless this feature, If you need to get closer to a subject, you’re much better by stepping closer to them. If you can’t, you can always crop the picture later on in picassa or any photo editing software.
- Use camera FLASH wisely – The LED flashes have been hyped up a lot, but they’re not always all they’re hyped up to be. If you don’t have enough light to work with, they can at least ensure that you take a picture, but on Auto flash Camera uses more often than required. And that white LED light can be really harsh on your photographs. You may find, even in some lower light situations, that turning off the flash will give you a better result, so snap one with and one without flash to get better picture.
- Get a good camera app if you are having trouble with the stock app you can use apps like Camera ZOOM FX for Android or Camera+ for the iPhone and there are tons of other free apps try some which have good rating to see if the app is optimized for your camera software and hardware.
- Keep your phone pictures saving ability at highest resolution: Most camera apps have a setting that allows you to take pictures at differing resolutions. Low resolutions may help you take small size images but will impact the quality so check your camera app to make the resolution to the highest.
- Adjust Your White Balance: Usually, camera phones are pretty good at detecting the white balance, but when you get into low light they can have trouble. If you are clicking in low light open camera app and let it adjust to low light for 5-7 seconds so it manages the white exposure well.
- Fix Your Exposure The biggest problem with smart phones is their inability to make up for low light, the exposure is one of the best settings to play with in dimmer situations. Setting the exposure higher lets more light into the lens which can be achieved by installing a custom camera app.
- Go Black & White in post processing– If minor color edits aren’t helping at all, you can always go full black and white or sepia. This will get rid of any major color issues your picture has and can make your picture look great.
- Take Your Time and treat you phone as a real Camera: Smartphone photos on Flickr, Facebook and Instagram get a bad reputation for being terrible because most of the photos on these sites are taken not as photographs, but as a way of sharing moments – they’re snapshots. Take your time make adjustments get into position , stay still & try to click better pictures not snap shots.
- Focusing: Many phones have basic cameras that use a focus-free system (which means pretty much everything stays in focus all the time). However, more and more phones are starting to have high-quality cameras that require focusing. When u click on screen camera focuses the subject you are trying to photograph let it focus completely before clicking.
- Use editing software: While you may be able to perform a certain amount of editing and add effects right there on your smartphone, editing pictures on your computer can produce much better results. Free Photo-editing software like Picasa ,Gimp or Paint.net can make pictures way better than the Raw files.
So here are some of the tips to take better images using your phone camera.
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