7 Smartphone Photography Tricks (that you need to know)

Need some updated smartphone photography tricks and tips and you’ve already conquered the 5 days to better smartphone photography? Let’s face it. It’s no longer good enough to take a good photo to impress those hanging out on Instagram, because everyone learning how to do it.

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY 101 VERSUS SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPSLearning how to set your shutter speed or using the grid for the rule of thirds are not strictly photography tricks as much as useful photography tips if you’re a photography beginner. After all you don’t know what you don’t know.

The Seven Best Smartphone Photography Tricks and Tips

Every phone camera is going to have a grid and a flash, but as technology advances every year, different phones have unique features to lure you to them, so make sure you do your homework of the best phone cameras out there. Here’s some help in choosing the best camera phones;

Use the panoramic mode to create multiple copies of a subject, is one of favourites to use with kids

Panorama Photography Tricks

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIP #1 – FIND THE RIGHT LIGHT VERSUS MANUFACTURING YOUR OWN

Photography is the art of painting with light so figuring out what light you have and what you can do with it is a great place to start. You’ll need to consider the direction and intensity of the light. Don’t be afraid to use what you have to make the light better. Pro photography trick: shoot through your sunglasses to get proper exposure in harsh light.

Sunglasses photography tricks

Pro Photography trick: Use white card to reflect light and black to absorb it.

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIP # 2 – DON’T ZOOM – JUST GET CLOSE AND FOCUS!

Digital zoom became quite a taboo word is photography early on because it dramatically effects the quality of your image. So logically the next step was zoom with your feet, simply move closer but what happens when you can’t? Pro photography trick: Use binoculars or telephoto lens to zoom in on a subject, allows you to get closer without moving.

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIP #3 – MANUAL MODE IS A MUST

Learning how to control any tool is really step 1, most people are happy to read the manual and learn how to master something before they go pushing buttons and yet very few master manual mode before they moan about wanting better photos. Learn how to control your settings, it makes capturing what you want so much easier!

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIP #4 – GET YOURSELF SOME OF 2020S BEST SMARTPHONE ACCESSORIES

There are three main types of accessories that you’ll want to shop for; stability, Lens, and Triggers. However the pro accessories you need you already have. Place your phone in an airtight plastic bag to be to shoot underwater and create a natural haze & plug in your earphone and press its button to use it like a trigger, great for selfies without an arm sticking up. If you really want something special then a printer.

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIP #5 – SHOOT IN RAW

This ones fairly self explanatory. If you want to edit your photos and everyone should, then the more data you have the better your edit will be. Learning the different format types is incredibly useful. But for now know you want a DNG file.

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIP #6 – EDIT PHOTOS WELL (BUT BE UNIQUE!)

Leave the presets and filters alone, and learn how to edit yourself. No one wants to a replica of someone else’s work so learn how to edit yourself and find a style that suits you.

SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY TIP #7 – SHARE YOUR WORK (OR, NO ONE WILL KNOW YOUR TALENTS)

Art is suppose to be shared, so here are my favourite ways to share photos with friends and family other than facebook: Instagram is an obvious starting point as it’s whole focus is sharing photos and you can have private account if you want to keep the photos just for you and your family. Google photos has the advantage of unlimited storage, and can be used as a method of gathering photos from an event or celebration as multiple people can upload to them. Amazon Photos is a personal favourite of mine and best for those who have far too many photos on the mobiles, as you can set it to auto back up (making one less thing for you to do!)If you have any phone photography hacks or smartphone photography tips you want to share, I’d love to hear from you.