7 quick essential tips for mobile photograhy

By taking good images, you convey your story effectively and draw people in. Essentially, the same principles of traditional photography should be applied to mobile photography. Enjoy as you read on:

1. Good Lighting = Good Photos
Good photos are made with good lighting. Before you start taking photos, look a little closer and notice when the light is falling nicely on everyday objects. To use the phone’s built-in light sensor, tap the area on screen where you want to expose to lock the focus and exposure. Before,i only knew about good lighting as the only essential.Enjoy the pics i took here!

2. Focus On Composition
Pay attention to the rule of thirds and try to get your lines straight. If that isn’t possible, focus on a wider area so that it will be easy to cut during editing for that lustrous finish.

3. Look For Different Perspectives
We’re all used to viewing things from a normal standing height, so don’t be afraid to try out different angles. One of the easiest ways to creating a new and different perspective is by putting the camera down low close to the ground. Getting down low is especially important when your subject is a child or pet.

4. Take Multiple Shots
When capturing an image, never be satisfied with the first few shots you take. Keep snapping, and change the angle or composition while doing so. Personally, I usually find that I’ll have taken between five and ten images before I’m satisfied with one.

5. Use Photo editing software and apps
There is always the temptation to over-process, but remember editing won’t make a bad picture good. Make sure you’re happy with the image you’ve taken first before you decide to add one on, and ensure that the effects complement the image too; for example photoshop, instagram, camera+ etc…

6. Adjust Contrast
Lux is a contrast enhancement feature represented by a sun icon. This little gem is addictive and a great asset to have, but use it carefully. It works best on images shot outdoors in natural light, so avoid using it with artificial lighting or portraits!

7. Use of Effects
The blur focuses the centre of the subject leaving the rest of the image blurred. Use this only with either circular objects or when your subject is against a plain even background. Otherwise, you will have a hard unnatural edge where an object in the foreground is both in and out of focus.
Use the tilt-shift effect (i.e. keeping only the centre of your image in focus with the top and bottom blurred). Use this to create depth in your image and make your subject really stand out. The trick to making this look natural is to identify discreet lines and edges.

And the last tip: Be an opportunist! Learn to see things in a different way as you never know when something might happen AND also embrace social media!


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