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In these days, Smartphones have deeply invaded our lifestyle, also in photography. As smartphones develop, their camera technology is amazing. Everyone with decent smartphone can produce HD quality image. However, some people still don’t get how to photograph besides selfie.
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Here are few tips can help you to take better photos with your phones
1) Use Grid Function
Most of phones have grid function in their cameras. It will help you understand positioning and framing of the photographs. (Helps a lot with aligning!)
2) Focus Simple tap on the subject you want to focus will adjust white balance and exposure automatically. It will prevent auto focus to move around, having the main subject blurred. Also, it can be useful in outdoor environment where a lot of things are happening/moving.
3) HDR mode
HDR means, the camera will take 2 identical photos but in different exposure value. Then it will combine those 2 images to produce best image. It is useful to use in cloudy, rainy, dark or counter – light (when the light is facing the camera) environment.
Personally, I thought this mode was made for Instagram back in the days. But it is really useful when you don’t have much understanding with 4:3 ratio photography. This will help you to focus more on the subject.
Try to take a photo with only 1 subject in a frame. This will prevent the attentions to be scattered. It is important to show the main object without having too much attention to the other objects!
6) Macro / Close up
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Most of phone cameras have >10cm minimum focus function. Sometimes, take a photograph ridiculously close to the subject. It may give you unexpected patters.
7) Shoot first! Filter Later!
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There are millions of photo filters are available for people as well as photography application with cool filters on it. However, you may lose the chance to take a shot while you are searching for the app and selecting the filter. Taking a photo with basic camera app then apply the filter is never late !