6 Mobile Photography Tips You Must Know

Author : Somasundaram R

Mobile Photography Tips:

Anyone can pick up a mobile and take a photo, but it takes a more skilled photographer to create a truly great image. Taking incredible photos with a mobile is actually not depend on the phone or resolution or quality does really matters, what matters is how you follow some important guidelines on focus, exposure, composition, and photo editing. In this article, we going to find out 6 mobile photography tips you must know.

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.  - Ernst Haas

1. Clean your Mobile Lens

First things first, let's start the first tip from the lens itself. A clean lens will ensure you get sharp, clear images with your Mobile. Your mobile spends a lot of time in your pocket, a bag or in your hand, and as a result, it will get dirty. Dirt, dust, grease, and fingerprints on your lens will have a big effect on the quality of your photos.

You should clean the lens each time you take it out to take a photo. Use a soft lens cloth when doing this as any abrasive cleaners will scratch the glass over the lens and this will result in poorer image quality.

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2. Use Grids

The second Tip is to Turn on the 3x3 grid in your camera app. It helps you to follow the rule of thirds involves mentally dividing up your image using two horizontal lines and two vertical lines, You then position the important elements in your scene along those lines, or at the points where they meet.

You should try and put your subject in line with one of the vertical lines. If there is a horizon in your photo, it should be in line with one of the horizontal lines. The idea behind the rule of thirds is that the off-center composition makes for a more interesting shot.

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3. Hold your mobile with two hands

To avoid shaky images keep your mobile phone with two hands then focus on your subject.  If your subject is moving around, make sure you tap the screen just before you take the shot to ensure that they are in focus. Many people hold their mobile with one and take a photo with another hand, obviously, it will end up with lots of shaky images. So, for better-focused images, we have to follow these conventional photography techniques.

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4. Fill the frame

The fourth tip is, whenever you going to take a photo with mobile don't use the zoom option. try to go nearer to the subject, fill the frame, keep the better focus on the subject then take a photo. because mobile phone cameras are made for taking a photo of near images. zooming may end up with poor quality photos. 

If you want to take a photo of a faraway subject, don’t use the zoom. Walk closer instead and use the camera as normal without any zoom. You’ll end up with a far better quality shot.

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5. Keep Your Camera Steady

Keeping your camera still is particularly important when taking photos in low light or at night. When you take a photo in these conditions, the mobile camera will need to use a slow shutter speed to allow more light to hit the sensor. The problem with this is that any movement of the camera will result in a blurred image.


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6. Use Leading Lines

The last tips are to use the leading lines of the subject, it can be another very useful compositional tool. Using leading lines in a photo can help to focus the viewer’s eye on the main subject and lead the eye deeper into the image. It’s a simple technique that involves using vertical, horizontal or converging lines to focus attention on the subject of your image.

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When taking photos with your mobile, you should always be aware of any leading lines in the frame as they may lead the viewer’s attention away from your intended subject as shown in the picture below. You might need to change the position that you’re shooting from in order to make the most of any lines in your scene.

These six awesome mobile photography tips may help you to capture wonderful photos. for more interesting tips check out the below video. 

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