With the constant development of technology, everyone around the world now uses a smartphone and it goes beyond just using it to make calls and send messages. It is now a go-to device for capturing memories and taking amazing pictures. Smartphone cameras are improving every time which makes them easy to access and use for professional pictures. From documenting events, taking photos for your social media and website, business promotion shots, magazines cover pictures, to vlogging, the list is endless. And you will be surprised how good your videos and pictures look when you take them with your smartphone camera. However, you may not get the best photo or shoot an amazing video if you don’t know how to use it properly. Although the latest smartphone has a highly improved camera when compared to the old models, nevertheless, you can still make good use of it if you have the right knowledge. Read on as Mayur Rele, a cybersecurity expert who has a passion for photography shares tips on ways to backup your photos.
Understand your smartphone camera
Start by understanding your smartphone camera and know what it can do. Experiment with the auto mode, check out its focus, lens, sensor size, and many more. Also, analyze the settings, its shutter speed, and other tools. This will give you a better understanding of your camera and also helps you to take better pictures.
Stabilize your hand
Stability is an important part when taking pictures or video. An unstable hand can make the photo blurry which is unsatisfying. Although many smartphone cameras have optical image stabilizer which helps to stabilize your pictures, however, your need to also do your part to avoid blurry photos.
Experiment with natural light
Natural light speaks volume and add extra shine to your photos. Glaring light from one source does not always bring out the beauty of your pictures when compared to diffused light coming from multiple sources. Instead of depending on your camera light to illuminate your pictures, try using other sources of light. Experiment with sunlight, indoor light, stars, or candlelight depending on how creative you are.
Move close to your subject
“The best way to get a close picture and capture the personality of your subject is by moving closer to your subject,” says Mayur Rele. Fill the picture with your subject unless you want to focus on something else in your background. Moving close to your subject also helps to capture your subject special features such as dimples, freckles, and many more. However, do not be too close as it can come out looking blurry.
Ditch the zooming feature
It’s often tempting to use the zoom feature when you are taking pictures from a distance but you want to capture a specific subject. It is better not to zoom your subject as it often makes the picture pixelated or grainy. Instead, try to move closer to get a perfect picture. And if your subject is a wild animal or something dangerous, you can take it from anywhere you then crop it later. This will help you not to compromise the quality of the picture and also play around with different backgrounds. Also, using your camera’s zoom to simulate getting closer to your subject can lower the resolution dramatically and won’t look good if you decide to print the image larger later.
Use a tripod stand
A tripod stand helps you snap pictures and make videos with better balance and stability especially if you also want to be in the picture or video. It is great for a hand-free shot and it can also bend to any angle which allows you to snap from multiple angles. Moreso, it is affordable, lightweight, and very accessible.