Mobile photography tips you need to know

To create a truly great image on your mobile, it’s more than the click of a button – so, let’s get started with everything you need to know for taking amazing photos!

 

Clean the lens
Your phone spends a lot of time in your pocket, a bag or in your hand, and as a result it will get dirty. Dirt, dust, grease and fingerprints on your lens will have a big effect on the quality of your photos. Use a soft cloth to clean it to ensure sharp image quality.

 

Set the focus
The most important thing to look out for when taking a photo is to make sure that your subject is in sharp focus. To set the focus on the iPhone camera you simply tap the screen where your subject is in the frame. A small yellow square will appear to confirm the focus point.

 

Don’t use the zoom
The iPhone has a zoom function which you can access by pinching or stretching two fingers on the screen. This is a digital zoom, not an optical zoom – therefore the image is cropped as you zoom in – losing image quality. Walk closer to the subject, or alternatively you can crop the image yourself in the editing process.

 

 

 

 

Keep your camera steady
To avoid blurry iPhone photos you should hold the phone with both hands or rest it on a solid surface to keep it steady.

 

Use leading lines
Leading lines in a photo can help to focus the viewer’s eye on the main subject and lead the eye deeper into the image. It’s a simple technique that involves using vertical, horizontal or converging lines to focus attention on the subject of your image.

 

Take multiple shots
If you see something that catches your eye don’t just take one shot and hope for the best. You should take shots from various angles and distances. The beauty of digital photography is that you can delete all the photos that didn’t work (thank goodness!)

 

Don’t Over-Process Your Photos
Finally, you should resist the urge to use too many apps or overly strong effects when editing your photos. Before using any apps you should concentrate on getting a sharp, well composed shot. Apps can work well to enhance a good photo, but not a bad one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you can be the master of mobile photography – show us your A grade snaps by tagging us on Instagram #snapfishaunz or posting to our Facebook page!

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