1.KEEP YOUR HANDS STEADY
In comparison to a DSLR , smartphones so much smaller in size people tend to think they can just take pictures on the move. Realistically you won’t be able to take a clear picture one-handed while walking down the sidewalk, no matter the lighting conditions, so you need to stop for a moment and make sure you get the best possible shot.
If you have a picture to take, you might as well get the best one you can stop moving, use both hands on the phone and keep things steady when you take the photo. There’s so much in photography that you cannot be controlled. You should really do your best to manage the things you can.
2.CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOOTING MODE FOR THE SCENE
No matter your phone model, chances are the built-in camera software has different shooting modes meant for different situations. Of course, there will be an “auto” mode of some sort, but you’ll usually find a “night” mode, “sunset” mode, maybe a “party” mode or an “action” mode. Have a look at the different modes and make use of them needed in the situation.
A night mode will lower the ISO and decrease the shutter speed to keep things smooth and bright, while an action mode will do the opposite to freeze moving subjects in their tracks. It may take some trial and error to see if the modes work the way you want, but taking a few seconds to choose the right one rather than sticking the camera to get you a shot you wouldn’t otherwise capture.
3. POST-PROCESS YOUR IMAGES
Even the best photographers with high-end cameras don’t take a picture and simply post it without editing. Therefore when using a smart phone camera software is pretty good at processing each photo and spitting out a good JPEG image, you can always make changes to improve the look. Whether you just crop and rotate with the built-in photo editor your phone offers, or use one of the many popular photo editors like Snap seedor VSCO Cam, a few extra minutes editing can make the difference between a good, and great, photo.