5 Smartphone Photography Tips

5 Smartphone Photography Tips
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Although I just got a new DSLR Camera for Christmas, which I adore by the way, there are many occasions that I do not have my camera with me and need to use my Smartphone Camera to capture a shot. While I am no expert on Photography, I did some of my own research as I am trying to improve my skills as well. After scouring the internet for photography tips,  I came up with the Top 5 Smartphone Photography Tips.


Smartphone photography tips:

1- One of the basic tips you need to care about while photographing from your smartphone is to hold it steady. Usually you find yourself grabbing for your phone out of your purse to catch a must have photo. Take a deep breath before you shoot and be aware that your hands need to be steady when you press that shutter button on the screen.

2- Always opt for the highest resolution available in your camera settings –This is something I never knew. Unless you are suffering from memory issues,  which can be resolved by deleting old pics and downloading them to your computer. How many pictures of your dog in the snow do you really need?

3- Guilty as Charged: do not use your digital zoom on your smartphone. It is recommended to crop  your photos later Zooming and digital stretching affects the image quality. If you have the opportunity to take a few shots of your subject, give it a try and see if you can tell a difference with a zoomed in picture and one that you crop later. 

4- Use different camera apps and compare the features and editing options available. I have been using an iPhone for a long time and recently had the chance to use a Droid Turbo and was amazed by the different functionalities the camera had. Here are some examples of 3 shots my son took of our dog and changing it up using our phone. Just don’t overdo the edits as we may have here.


5-Make sure your Smart phone camera lens is clean. Remember you have that phone in your hand and rolling around in your purse or brief case. Use a proper lens cleaning wipe and remember to keep it clean so you don’t capture your babies first steps with a huge smudge in the middle. 


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  1. These are great tips! I always forget to clean the lens and it makes such a difference.

  2. Thanks for these reminders and tips! I especially need t lay off the zoom and try zooming in the editing feature later instead,

  3. Great tips – I never thought of – I love the photos that are taken with my smart phone – better than I could have taken with a regular camera! Thank you 🙂

  4. Great tips. People don’t realize the power of those cameras nowadays. They shoot an awesome picture nowadays! They’ve come so far!

  5. Thanks for the phone photo tips – I definitely need to work on my picture taking skills.

  6. This is really good advice and I too dislike digital zoom. It’s better to just get closer or not take the picture at all.

  7. I try to use my “real” camera but do use my phone a lot so these are great tips.

  8. I definitely can tell the difference in the photos. what a nice range.

  9. These are great tips. I definitely need help taking better pictures.

  10. Thanks for the tips! I don’t always like to carry around my camera, always try to use my phone whenever possible!

  11. I have a good camera too but I do love using my phone too.

  12. I could not imagine bringing a DSLR to Disney, smartphone photography is the only way to go. That is how I did it last year…

  13. thanks I never know when things are slow, especially with video ads pop up.

  14. Im a terrible photo taker. Doesn’t matter if it’s a phone or camera my photos are either blurring or something else is wrong.

  15. This is such a great post! So many incredible tips – many of which I haven’t heard before. Thank you! 🙂

  16. It’s so hard to not crop and zoom later. I get so paranoid about that one weird fleck on my floor and I feel like I’m going to forget to crop it out (like I could ever forget) but thank you for all the helpful tips. Your site loaded pretty much right away for me, too, thought you might want to know. 🙂 Have a great night!

  17. Great tips. I am always taking photos with my smartphone and I hate using the zoom. It never looks good… ha!

  18. Great tips! I use my phone for photos all the time- I even used it instead of a camera at Disney! Looking forward to the twitter party!

  19. Whew your site is loading very slow. Great tips though.

  20. These are awesome tips. I am guilty of zooming and I hate the way my photos come out.

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