How to Take the Best Photos with Your Phone!
Many people completely overlook one of the most powerful tools you have in your tool kit these days, a smartphone. All the smartphone companies are in a race to improve phone capabilities. You can even buy lens extensions and extra lighting options that can attach straight to your phone. With all those tools or non of them at all your cell phone can pack a real punch with pictures these days with a few simple tricks.
I felt it important to stop and go over a few ways you can take better photos with your phone because some of us are still struggling a bit. And, girl, that’s okay, I am here to help! Here are a few tips to get the best photos with your phone:
- Use the Grid – there is a grid feature on all cameras and yes even one on your mobile phone. Use this to size up your shots and align them nicely. It can really help you with precise photos. If you click the video you can see an example of where you can find the Grid view on your iPhone. This will help you line up your photos for composition and idea placement for social media.
- Brightness adjustment – You can use the smartphone to help you with the lighting of your photos. Simple touch the screen until the sun icon shows up. Then click around your camera screen until it adjusts to the lighting you want, then you take your picture. If you want those light and bright photos this is a real game changer!
- Locked focus and zoom – When taking product photos or anything else with a specific focus you can long click the screen and it will lock the zoom and focus in that one point. This will mean the product you want to focus on will be crisp and pop against its surroundings no matter where you move the camera to. BUT be careful of too much zoom. Your phone is designed for that which is why you might notice graininess to your phone photos if you try to zoom in.
And that’s it! See so simple and a great place to start when trying to take better photos with your lighting. For more phone photo tips or even more help with your setup and lighting make sure to enroll yourself in the Flatlay Method Ecourse here. I designed the course to help you step by step through preparation, planning, knowing your tools and setup to shooting great photos on the spot!
Until next week, see you soon friend!
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