Three quick tips to improve your smartphone photos

Gone are the days when you need to carry around a bulky camera to take a snapshot of your vacation, family reunion, or party with friends. Today all you need is your phone.

As well as taking personal photos, many people use their smartphone camera for work-related things. You might use yours for documenting meetings, grabbing snaps at conferences, taking product pictures for your e-store, or promoting your business on social media. 

To help make your photos look more professional, here are some quick photography tips for smartphones.

1) Make sure your subject has enough light

The more light your subject has, the clearer the picture will be. If possible, take advantage of natural light because everything generally registers well on camera when the sun is shining down on your subject.

If you are shooting indoors, try to use natural light if you can. If the lighting is insufficient, consider adding an extra lamp or two to act as a pseudo spotlight.

2) Keep your hands steady

Unsteady hands lead to blurry photos, so try to keep your camera as stable as possible.

One easy trick that doesn’t cost anything is to lean your phone against a solid object like a wall or ledge when you take the shot. Or, you can make sure that you are keeping the camera steady with your hand-held to prevent blurry images or sudden movements. If you still have trouble keeping still, investing in a selfie stick is a great option. 

3) Move closer to your subject

A common error in smartphone photography is to stand too far back from your subject – so they end up the size of a postage stamp. So try to get closer if you ca,

Camera phones also tend to have a lower resolution than professional cameras, so fill up your viewfinder with the image to make sure you don’t need to zoom in.  

Zoom buttons are notorious for reducing the quality of your photos, and resulting in grainy and blurry and blurry pictures, so try to avoid using this zoom function as much as possible.

Photo by Igor Miske