There are a few smartphone camera hacks that can take your photography skills up a notch. Check out these tips to help you create amazing pictures with your smartphone!
1. Use Props
One way to make your photos more interesting is to use props. Whether it’s a fun hat or some sunglasses, adding a prop can help add some flair to your photos.
Looking to take a selfie? Putting on that hat or those glasses might improve the photo as well as give you something fun to do in the picture.
2. Switch Up Your Angles
When you are angling your smartphone camera slightly differently than how you normally would, it can make a big difference in your pictures, especially if it’s a picture of yourself. Try putting your camera above or below you and then take that picture and see what an improvement it makes!
3. Look for Natural Frames
Try to find natural frames like trees or buildings as the frame for your pictures. It will make the picture instantly more interesting.
4. Use Pro Camera Apps
There are many smartphone camera apps out there, but one of the most popular ones is “Camera +.” This app allows you to take control over the focus and exposure of your pictures while giving you access to things like cropping tools and better editing capabilities than what comes with your smartphone.
5. Use HDR Mode
If you have an iPhone, don’t forget to take advantage of the built-in HDR mode! The high dynamic range will help get rid of shadows and give you a more vibrant picture by merging together three pictures that are taken at different exposure levels.
6. Turn Off Your Flash
Flash isn’t always the best, especially if it’s pitch-dark, light with night sky photography. If you’re looking for a great shot, try to avoid using the flash function on your camera. Artificial light will often just make your pictures look worse rather than better!
7. Clean Your Lens
This might seem like something that doesn’t really need to be said, but you’d be surprised how many people I’ve seen who do not clean their lens. If your smartphone camera has a protective cover, it’s really important to get rid of any smudges or dust on the screen so that they don’t show up in your pictures.
8. Turn Off Distractions
Make sure nothing is covering your camera lens or interfering with your shot! This means turning off notifications, putting away your phone, and anything else that could be a distraction.
9. Edit Your Pictures
Once you’ve taken a picture, don’t forget to edit it! There are plenty of great photo editing apps available for smartphones, and most of them are free. Editing your pictures not only makes them look better, but it will also help you learn what works and what doesn’t in terms of your picture-taking ability!
10. Don’t Stop Taking Pictures
Don’t ever stop trying to take good pictures with your smartphone camera! The more you practice, the more comfortable you’ll feel with using a lower-quality camera to take great photos.
These are just a few tips to help you take amazing pictures with your smartphone!