7 Things you must learn to improve your phone photography

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Mobile photography, cellphone photography or smartphone photography, whatever you call it, It is clear that it has become a trend now. We have heard many people saying that it is not possible to carry a digital camera along every time any where you go. But it is really simple and easy to carry along a smartphone that has an above average digital camera. You don't to carry additional equipments and accessories for your mobile camera. It can comfortably fit in your pocket and is not heavy as well.

Smartphone phone photography is gaining momentum day by day. With more and more photography (camera apps) clicking better looking pictures is now really easy and fun. There are two types of mobile / smartphone photographers. One who knows how to click better pictures with the phone camera and the other who just clicks without putting in efforts to click better. Here, we have put together some tips to improve mobile photography.

1. Learn to use your Phone camera : You might be familiar about your phone camera;s basic features and functions. But, are you aware of what scenes or modes your camera has. Whether you can shoot in HDR or what all settings / feature it offers? If not, this where you need to start from. Learn and explore everything about your phone camera.

2. Learn basic picture compositions : It is always better to learn some basic picture compositions techniques than none. These composition rules are tried and tested million times. There are plenty of resources out there for you to learn. Basic compositions rules like the rule-of-thirds, golden triangle etc will definitely improve your perspective to see things differently.

3. Learn how to work with light : The most important element in any kind of photography is the light. learn how to work with it. Remember, light is the one thing that make your pictures look over-exposed or under exposed. Experiment with different light settings and see how your phone camera reacts to it. And how you can improve it.

4. Learn to find an interesting moment: You need to develop a photographer's instinct. Photographers have an eyes to find interesting things in ordinary scenes or moments. They have the ability to create or compose something that no one else could even think of. That's when they find an interesting moment / scene.

5. Learn to work a scene : Work a scene means, move around and take pictures from different angles and positions. Sometimes moving closer further away from the subject can give an all new perspective to your picture. You can not just stand at one place and expect things to work for you. It is you who need to move around, don't just stand there, compose and snap one photo and move along.

6. Learn not to stop shooting : Clicking digital pictures is way cheaper than clicking pictures with a film camera. So, if you have the technology why not put it to use? Develop a habit of taking pictures everyday with your smartphone. And you'll see an improvement the very next day. If you only take photos once in a blue moon, it's not going to help you improve.

7. Learn to edit your pictures : If you are not using any additional application to enhance pictures, in that case you can transfer photos from your phone to your computer and edit with other image editing software. The truth about photography is, that almost every picture that you see on the net or any where else has gone under some or a lot of editing. So, to make your picture look better learn some basic image editing software that might be free and are easy to use.

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