Top 5 Mobile Photography Tips You Must Know

Top 5 Mobile Photography Tips You Must Know

In this article, I will be explaining about mobile photography tips which are the top 5 mobile photography tips you must know. Now, this article is going to be slightly different. In this article, I will be focusing more on the latest smartphones. Because the cameras in smartphones have changed your lot in the past couple of years but even if you don't have the latest smartphone. This article will help you I'm sure you will enjoy this article without wasting any time let's get started.

1. A good camera application:

                                             A good camera application

The main tip is to utilize a decent camera application. Now depending on the phone, you are using. The phone comes with a stock camera application that is inbuilt. Now certain companies are very good with the stock camera application like Oneplus, Samsung, Apple, & Google pixel but other cameras even though the hardware is good the software is not that good enough. So utilizing a decent camera application will give you better pictures. For example, you can use the Lightroom application. Clearly, that is an altering application yet the camera worked in is great. There are some advanced features as well. Here I have also used the G cam application that's actually the stock camera of the pixel devices. Clearly, that is an altering application yet the camera worked in is great. The cameras lenses settings are the same but you get better images because you're using better software that has better image processing. 

2. The in-built lenses:

The next tip is to use the other lenses. Now, these smartphones come with usually two or three cameras. If it is three, it is mainly the normal the telephoto and the wide-angle camera now people get confused exactly when to use which kind of lens it's very simple. In the event that you need to catch a scene or a more extensive point of view, at that point, the typical focal point utilized a wide-edge focal point. My undisputed top choice is the wide edge focal point so I utilized it for road photography for scene photography and I simply love it. For normal photos you can use a normal lens but when to use the telephoto lens. Now the thing is when you are capturing portraits you might have noticed there is slight distortion and that is because the normal lens is also slightly wider. The focal length is where the telephoto focal length comes into play it gives you compression and there's less distortion and gives you a much pleasing image.

The in-built lenses

Another scenario where you can use the telephoto lens is macro photography. So if you're very close to the subject and the lens is not able to focus. What you can do is move back to zoom in and then take the image. So you're basically getting a similar picture yet with utilizing the distinctive focal point in light of the fact that the focal point can't center. So this is how you can use different lenses to make most of your smartphone cameras.

3. Aspect ratio:

 Aspect ratio

Now the default aspect ratio in most of the smartphones is 4 is to 3 if you want to take images for your Instagram stories or Instagram post. You should utilize 16 by 9 or 1 is to 1 however the thing is don't transform it in-camera regardless of whether the application permits you to. Because what you're essentially doing is you're essentially cropping and not using the full sensor and then when you want to recur up the image you have less flexibility because you have already lost resolution. So when you're shooting in the first default angle proportion. You're shooting at the highest resolution possible and you're using the whole sensor then. When you want to post it on the other websites or on the other platform you can always recrop the image but the advantage here is you're getting more flexibility. So use the default aspect ratio and later you can crop when you're post-processing.

4. The gridlines:

The gridlines

I've talked about grid lines before and again I'm talking because it is very important. Gridlines is very important in smartphone photography because you have a bigger display than a traditional camera. So it becomes easier to visualize your composition and it becomes even easier. If you are using grid lines most of the time. I use a three by three grid line because I will be focusing on the rule of thirds. Where I need the subject to be at the convergence of the three lines or possibly I need 33% of the closer view 2/3 of the foundation or astute a versa then I utilize the three by three lattice lines. The grid lines will also help you to know whether the mobile phone is straight or not when you're shooting symmetry images. You can also use different grid lines these grid lines are very helpful. Because it helps to visualize your composite better so that you don't have to mess up later when your post-processing. 

5. Post-processing:

Presently discussing post-preparing that carries me to the last advance that is post handling. presently post preparing isn't identified with photography. I concur yet it is significant with regards to versatile photography particularly in case you're shooting in DNG or RAW configuration. Post-handling will assist you with bringing a lot of subtleties particularly the hues and sharpness. It will assist you with transforming your pictures now the inquiry I get posed to plenty of times is the thing that applies to utilize.


The two applications that I use are Snapseed and Lightroom which one should you use it depends on your expertise level and what do you need from the software. If you're a beginner I would prefer to go for a Snapseed if you're an amateur and you have a bit of hands-on experience then go for Lightroom. It's a slightly more advanced software.

Let me know in the comments below if you want to see a one by one side comparison of Snapseed and Lightroom but talking about these applications these are enough for editing. If you edit the photos nicely you will see a lot of difference in your images but make sure you don't rely on editing. Editing photos won't give you good images. Taking great photographs altering them will give you better pictures. I hope this article helped you all.

Image Credit & Courtesy: Saurav Sinha


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