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5 Tips to Click Better Pictures from Your Smartphone Camera

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My entire collection of the photos from my childhood is less than on the photos clicked of my kids in a single day. And this is because we now have got smartphones equipped with high definition cameras.

Currently, I have more than 10000 photos in my Google Photos collection, not all of them are masterpieces, but I can say that there are really nice photos which make its way to my Google photos library.


In this article, I am going to talk about 5 tips you can follow to click better pictures from a smartphone, and it doesn’t really matter which smartphone you have.

Use HDR Mode

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and mostly all the smartphone cameras have this feature. When you turn on the HDR mode in the colours of your photos will be quite Punchy and will look more near to original environment.

When you enable the HDR mode on your smartphone camera and click photos the sky will be bluer making it nearly lifelike.

Set Exposure Levels Correctly

The only downside of the smartphone cameras are its exposure levels, when you are trying to click a photo which has both a darker area and bright area, the smartphone will get confused as to which area to focus on.

If you set exposure on the dark area you will lose all the details of the brighter area and it will be all white, and if you said your exposure to the bright area, the dark will be too dark.

In these situations, try finding a sweet spot where both the areas are properly visible.

These days the smartphone cameras are equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) which means if you set your focus on the darker area, AI will try to to get details of the brighten up area.

You will have to play with it for a bit to get a better shot, but it is usually hit and miss in certain situations

Stay Still to get rid of Shaky Photos

A lot of photos are ruined because of the shake, even if you’re trying to take a photo of something which is happening quickly, try staying still while taking the photo.

You may use the burst mode to get a lot of photos at once so that you can select the perfect shot after you have clicked the photo.

Mostly all the smartphone cameras are now equipped with some kind of image stabilization, but Staying still is important as you will be able to get shake-free photos

Use 4:3 Aspect Ratio

Another tip to follow is to use a 4:3 aspect ratio as it helps in better framing the photo.

We mostly take photos and share it on social media and mostly all the social media support showing photos in 4:3 aspect ratio. Such as Instagram, where you don’t have to crop our area that won’t be visible.

Flash Will Ruin Your Low Light Photos

All smartphones are equipped with an LED Flashlight, which might be useful in dark situations, finding your seat in the Cinema Hall.

But if you try to use it while it is dark, ok the photos might not come that fell.

So avoid using the flashlight while you are taking photos indoors, or in low light conditions.

So these were some of the tips that you can follow to take better photos. And I hope that you will be able to take good photos from now on no matter which smartphone camera you are using to do it.

Since the camera will only improve the image quality and not the photo you have taken.

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