Smartphone cameras deeply changed photography. That's the fact. You don't need to have fancy camera or be an expert to take really inspiring shots. All you need is a camera on average smartphone. It is probably the most convenient camera that you can have. It is always in your pocket and it doesn't require any manual adjustments before you can capture precious photo moments. You must admit, a good photo is a good photo, regardless of the gear used to take it. So, we can simply say that smartphone masterpieces are quite easy to make.
1. GET CLOSE ENOUGH
One of the most important rule is to bring your camera as close to your subject as possible. Many cell phone cameras really start to shine when you bring them close enough. This is especially important for portraits - he closer you are, the more personal and detailed your shot will be.
2. DON'T ZOOM, CROP INESTEAD
Digital zoom is lower quality than an optical zoom. Although many smartphone camera offer a digital zoom function, it is not recommended to use it. When zooming you loose much of the fine details and the result is sucky picture. You should crop your image instead, even to about half of its size if needed. Many smartphones have 8-megapixels of resolution and sometimes more. That means you can crop substantially and still have plenty of resolution left for display.
3. EDIT, DON'T EXAGGERATE WITH FILRES
Everyone wants to have unique photos. That's why painting your photos with the same filters that literally millions of other people are using, is the last thing you should do. If you want your images to be unique, don't exaggerate with "retro" filter effects and unnatural contrasts. Use one of editing apps instead and make some reasonable adjustments, like contrast, sharpness, and color temperature.
4. AVOID LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS
It's easy to take a great photo when you have plenty of light. But lighting conditions aren’t always as we would like them. However, It's essential that we work with light as much as possible otherwise we will be dissapointed. Flash is one of solutions, but not allways the best one. The problem with many smartphone flashes is that they don't actually, well, flash. So, what do you do in the dark, then? Unfortunately, not much. Often, your best bet is to seek out another light source. Or you can combat the problem using a higher ISO.
5. KEEP YOUR LENS CLEAN
When did you clean your cameraphone lens for the last time? Are there some fingerprints on it? What about dust, maybe even suncream? Make sure your lens is clean as a whistle before you start shooting. Otherwise your images will be milky, hazy or dark and won't look good at all. So give your camera a quick wipe with a soft cloth from time to time and your T-shirt will do OK too.
6. DON'T IGNORE RULES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
If you want to take an eye catching photo you can't avoid some basic rules of photography. You probably heard about them million times, but anyway. Rule of composition should be your top priority. Use the rule of thirds to get the subject into an ideal position, keep your your photo relatively simple, think about interesting perspective and try to take a photo from a different angle to make it interesting. But beside the rules please keep in mind one thing: choose your own style. Photography is about creativity after all, isn't it.
7. MAKE BACKUP OF YOUR MASTERPIECES, USE FYLET
If you don't have a backup of your photos, it's like you don't have them at all. You never know what can happen to your phone. You can lose it, somebody may stole it, etc. So, it is very important to make backup of your precious memories regularly.To do that you should use Fylet Simple. It enables you to simply, directly and automatically transfer your photos from phone or tablet to computer.
Have fun taking beautiful photos with your phone! Enjoy downloading photos to your computer easy way!
Your Fylet team