How You Can Take Better Photos with your Smartphone

Smartphone cameras are improving every day. They are pushing the envelope when it comes to what can be done with a tiny camera you have with you all day. From dual lenses to full manual controls, smartphone cameras offer many features that people could ask for.

But you don’t have to have a high end phone with a high end camera module to take great smartphone photos. Let’s take a look at some of my top tips to help you make the most of your smartphone camera.

Composition Matters

While the high megapixel number of your phone camera might help you crop and reframe your shots later, you shouldn’t be relying on this all the time. Learn how to compose your photos while taking them. The composition of your photos matters a lot as to how good they look. It’s not always the tack sharp focus and perfect exposure that makes an image look good; the composition plays a big role as well.

Use Manual Controls

Many phone cameras give the users access to manual controls these days. You can manually tweak just about everything from shutter speed to focus. So take some time to understand these controls and try to manually control them as much as possible for most creative control over your shots.

Be Observant and Change your Perspective

Since you probably have your smartphone with you all day, be on the lookout for interesting things you can photograph. Once you find such things, try to look at them from a different perspective. Go close to them, get your phone underneath them, or take a wide angle shot. Experiment with how the subject can be perceived. You won’t believe what an amazing difference this makes to your photos.