HOW TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOS WITH YOUR PHONE
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 capture land and sky with fairly good exposure.”
3. Get close to your subject
If your camera phone uses a digital zoom, it’ll just lower the quality of your shots. You’re better off moving closer and getting a tighter portrait.
4. Take lots and lots of photos
The more pics you have to choose from, the more likely you’ll have something good to choose from. You’ve got your phone with you 24/7, so why not document your days?
5. Use the highest resolution possible
In here we’re all iPhone addicts, so that means using the HDR setting for an iPhone 4 or above. But most phones will allow you to choose your resolution – the higher resolution the better quality picture.
6. Use flash
“If you are in a dimly lit room or restaurant,” says LifeHacker, “instantly add light by using photo flashlight (a continuous light source). Just tap on the flash icon in the shooting screen and choose the photo flashlight icon. Tap on your subject to get focus. Tap again with a second finger to get a second exposure point to get the perfect exposure.
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