Smart phones have become more and more powerful in photographic performance, and some have even surpassed card machines. Although it's very simple to take pictures with mobile phones, there's a lot of knowledge in it. That's why some people can take first-rate pictures with their mobile phones, while others can only take big head pictures. If you want to take good pictures with your mobile phone, you can take a look at the 10 tips and techniques summarized by foreign media.
1. Stay Mobile
Because smartphones are relatively lightweight, it is easy to shake when taking pictures, which can lead to blurred pictures. So when taking photos, we must hold the mobile phone firmly, especially if there is no optical anti-shake function. In addition, press the shutter light.
2. Don't use digital zoom
Because digital zoom will reduce the image quality, the greater the zoom degree, the worse the image quality, so we should avoid using it as far as possible. The correct way to do this is to tailor the image after taking a picture, just using the image editing software built in the mobile phone. Of course, you can also walk in some of the photos to avoid using zoom.
3. Use the best resolution and aspect ratio of the camera
First, go to the camera settings menu and make sure that you are using the highest available resolution. In addition, do not use 16:9 aspect ratio, unless the mobile phone uses 16:9 sensor. Moto X, Droid Ultra and HTC One, for example, use native 16:9 sensors, which is why they default to taking "wide screen" photos. As for most other mobile phones, choose the "classic" 4:3 aspect ratio.
4. Clean up your lens
It's easy to get stains on the lens of a mobile phone. You should wipe it regularly and use a soft cloth.
5. Correct Focus and Exposure by Clicking on Screen
If you feel that the photo is inaccurate or out of focus, you can adjust it by clicking on the subject on the screen. Many mobile phone camera applications support adjusting focus and exposure by clicking on objects on the screen.
6. Follow the three-point rule
Trisection is a simple technique in composition. You can divide the picture horizontally and vertically (as shown in the figure) by visual inspection or by the camera's own grid line, then place the object in the intersection of the vertical line or the horizontal line, and finally keep the horizon parallel to the horizontal line.
7. Master the use of photographic mode
Most smartphone camera applications have rich functions, some can erase mobile objects, some can add various special effects. In addition, there are different shooting modes for different scenes, such as night or sports. Mastering the use of these modes can make shooting easier and easier.
8. Try third-party camera applications, whether Android, iOS or Windows Phone platform, developers have provided many third-party camera applications, including some very good representatives. In addition to the native camera applications of mobile phones, you can also try these third-party applications, which may surprise you.
9. Take multiple photos
It's safer to take more than one picture at a time, whether it's taken with a cell phone or a camera, because if something happens, such as who blinks or who gets blurred, you still have alternative photos available.
10. Edit photos, but don't go too far
When used correctly, a photo filter can turn a silly picture into an artistic one. But you shouldn't abuse it. If you turn every photo into LOMO style, it will also make people aesthetically tired. In addition to filters, adjusting contrast and brightness as well as appropriately tailoring more than one part of the picture are very effective editing tools.