Got a brand new smartphone, you might be all over the place taking photos. The camera is one of the most important thing that people think about just before they buy a smartphone. But in addition to having a powerful smartphone camera, you’ll want to make sure that you are in grasp of all the cool tips that you need to make sure that you are taking the best possible photos. In this post, we highlight a number of the best smartphone photography tips that you can take advantage of.
Know your Camera Settings
First things first, do not rely on your smartphones default camera mode. Of course, tapping on the zoom icon and selecting where you want the camera to focus on will give you better quality, but there’s much more than that. Learning how to manipulate your smartphone camera’s focus, white balance, exposure and ISO settings will go a long way towards making sure that you get it right every time.
Set a High Resolution
You might have a good camera, but if you don’t know how to make the best out of it, you won’t be making the best out of your time capturing photos. It goes without saying that the higher the resolution, the better the photo quality. While capturing photos with your smartphone camera, make a point to go with higher resolution settings. Also, you’ll want to avoid zooming as much as possible. It’s recommended that you actually get as close to the subject of the photography as you possibly can without zooming.
Use the Back Camera
Everyone loves their smartphone’s front camera, because it makes it possible for you to video-chat and at the same time take photos without having to ask a stranger to do it for you using the back camera. However, almost always, the back camera is your best bet when you’re looking to capture awesome photos. Focus on the higher resolution common with the back camera since the more megapixels there are, the better the photos.
A Selfie Buff? Get a Monopod
If you consider yourself a selfie buff, you might want to do something more in addition to the tips highlighted above. Get a selfie stick, which makes it possible for you to easily capture high quality selfies. A selfie stick will cost you just a little over $20. Considered the added flexibility and portability it adds to your smartphone photography, I’d say that it’s definitely worth the price.