Over the last couple of years, the hardware that makes up a smartphone camera has dramatically improved. Devices that are being shipped today have powerful camera that all the same make photography an enticing prospect to many smartphone owners. In this article, we see the need to examine the technical factors behind smartphone cameras that can indeed help you take better photos.
- Auto Mode – the auto mode is perhaps the most common setting on smartphone cameras apps, but most people don’t know it yet. There’s no way you’ll be able to enhance your smartphone photography results if you haven’t taken the time yet to know your auto mode. It’s important that you learn when the auto mode uses high ISOs, long shutter speeds, etc., and adjust accordingly.
- Override Defaults – smartphones can be quite good when it comes to selecting settings, but this is not always the case. Metering often leads to shoddy results when it’s cloudy, or when you’re indoors. This is precisely why you might need to override some of the default settings. One of things you might want to change is the white balance based on the quality of photos that you’re getting. The flash should also only be used when it adds an edge to the quality of the photos. Of course, there’s no need using the smartphone’s camera flash on a bright day when natural lighting will just suffice.
- Use Posture Accessories – you might have a great smartphone camera, a great view, and still not take a great photo. It’s important that you know how to hold your smartphone when taking photos. It needs to be steady and stable. If you’re going to shake a little bit, you most certainly will end up with a blurred photo. The need to maintain good posture has seen the onset of photography accessories such as tripods and monopods. Also, a selfie stick will also be used to elongate the effective length of your arm when taking self-portraits. You might want to equip yourself with any of these accessories as they make your photography a lot better!