Turn casual mobile phone snaps into works of art. Or at least something you’re proud to post on Facebook.

Here we share with you some great tips and apps on getting your photos right every time.

*All photos taken by The Hoopla’s Hayley on her iPhone.

1. Don’t shoot into direct sunlight
… Unless you want your subjects squinting. It’s much better to shoot on a cloudy day or under the cover of a shady tree.

2. Wait until the right time of day
“Wait for the ‘magic hour’,” says National Geographic. “During the times of sunrise and sunset, the sky is colorful enough for even a camera phone to ...

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  • Reply May 5, 2012

    Carly Findlay

    I love this! I have just become a convert to Instagram and photograph EVERYTHING! I love taking photos of things up close. I also use Hipstamatic, Snapseed Live FX and Diptic

  • Reply May 8, 2012

    Carly Findlay

    Found a fabulous photo app – pudding cam. Get the versions for free – it takes really vivid photos, and also changes photos through filters.

  • Reply May 12, 2012

    Liz Munro

    Just uploaded Frametastic. Great for displaying multiple photos on twitter in the one tweet. Some cool effects can be applied also

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