5 Must follow phone photography rules

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Mobile photography or phone photography is the latest trend these days. If you notice any photo Facebook posts or photo related tweets these day, they are usually shared via a cellphone or a mobile or a smartphone ... whatever you call it. The idea here is the trend. The trend of mobile photography.

These days, brands like iPhone, Samsung, Sony etc, emphasize a lot on there phone camera specification. One of the promoted feature is their camera power (megapixels) and picture quality. this has lead to a craze in mobile photography. Believe it or not, mobile phone cameras can take stunning pictures which you could believe were taken by any other digital camera. So if you've just got hold on a new and improved smartphone equipped with a good camera, read on.

If you are one of those who follow the trend, then here are some must follow phone photography rules for you. Following these rules with not just improve your photography skills but also help you become a better photographer who clicks better pictures with a cell phone camera.

Rule # 1

Follow general photography rules where ever applicable. Rules like 'Rule-of-thirds' , 'Golden-triangle rule' the rule of golden hour etc. These rules doesn't apply to all the photographs to click but apply as and when they do. It will help you compose better photos.

Rule # 2

Don't zoom, crop later: The cameras in your phone offer a digital zoom. Which means that the lens does not move physically to bring the subject closer, rather it crops the full screen resolution. You must avoid zoom function because in return you'll get a smaller and unclear picture. Using camera zoom is compromising with the image quality.

Rule # 3

Shoot now, edit later: If you want your pictures to be unique and different from other then you must edit them or else use those filters readily available on the apps you use. At the moment, all focus should be on taking pictures. You can edit them any time later.

Rule # 4

Light is the key: Light is one of the magical thing that you can work around. Experiment how a subject looks when captured from your phone camera. See how light affects it in the photograph. Or see how your phone camera reacts to light when captured from different directions and angles.

Rule # 5

Use best Apps: If you are using an app to add better effects and filters on your picture, compare it with other available apps too. There may exist another app offering better features and functions as compared to the app you are using.

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