Do you wish you could afford a better camera, photo equipment, and lighting, because you would love to make better pictures? I am not a commercial (or even a professional) photographer, but I’d love to share a few ideas with on getting better at photography with your Smartphone camera. If you have a Smartphone, do not afraid to use it. Most Smartphone cameras are capable of taking great pictures, but here are few things you need to keep in mind:
Take the time to understand your Smartphone camera.
Believe in it and invest some time into learning how it works – you won’t be disappointed.
Your Smartphone camera loves natural light
Natural light makes people and objects look good. I try to do most of my pictures outside – creating similar quality image indoors is a lot more challenging.
Your Smartphone begs you: Stop moving!
To make a clear picture, idle before taking a shot. If you are stable, you will have a crisp image. Recently to stabilize myself while balancing on the armrest of the couch I used a ceiling to hold onto – and here is the result:
Get trigger happy (your Smartphone doesn’t care)
This is digital and you can always delete the bad pictures, but you never know when you get the one of a kind picture.
Portrait vs Landscape
When it comes to orientation – stay away from portrait style shots – landscape images have much wider use. If you plan to use them for a site or a blog, they look so totally awesome. Horizontal pictures create much richer sciences and you can always crop them.
iPhone 3 vs 4
If you use iPhone 3GS or earlier, you have to understand that the industry made a huge jump in the last few years in quality. I don’t suggest you get yourself in another contract because of the phone camera, but the pictures on iPhone 4 and later do look so much better.
I hope these tips help your style!