How To Take Better Photos With Your Smartphone

With the advent of the Smartphone, more and more photos are being taken using the integral cameras which these devices bring as standard.

Whilst some users may consider themselves as accomplished photographers overnight, there is some snobbery towards this method by certain factions who feel that â??real photos should be shot with real camerasâ?. However, their views are merely views and a good picture is not necessarily down to the equipment it was taken on. Rather, it has more to do with the methodology and if done correctly, many great photos can be taken on any one of the Smartphones out there.

Clean Your Lens

This is more important than you might think. A lot of people keep their phones in their pockets and given the nature of the inside of oneâ??s pocket, itâ??s of no surprise that the lens can become greasy and smeared quite quickly. Take time to give it a clean with a cloth to give your pictures a real fighting chance.

Get Up Close

Once you have cleaned your lens, you are now ready to take your pictures. If youâ??re taking a family shot, it might not be as easy to get as close as if you were taking single shots.  Try to get as close as you can so as to take advantage of the small sensor on the camera. These sensors generally give a wider depth of field than a dedicated camera would be able to.


One of the main problems with using a Smartphone camera is that you can never keep the phone absolutely still by just using your hands alone. This problem is manifested when you look at the pictures and see blurred or hazy views.  In order to resolve this, you will need to use some type of stand.  There are of course tripods and accessories you can purchase but this is not always necessary. You can achieve the same results by utilising an empty cup or a bag of sugar and then lining them up accurately to take in your chosen subject.

Donâ??t Zoom

A lot of the Smartphones have a digital zoom function but its best not being used at all. The reason being that zoomed shots will quickly degrade the quality of the picture as the camera at this point is just guessing what the image should look like. It is much better to crop the photo as by doing this, you are dealing with the pixels you already have available and not compromising on the quality by expanding on something that isnâ??t already there.


In restricted light, itâ??s better to forget the in-built flash. You cannot control the amount of light that is emitted and more often than not there is over kill. If you have an issue with lighting, you would be better served by utilising another light source which will lessen the chance of those red devil eyes which are all too apparent on many pictures.

This article was written by Alton-Towers-Breaks who hope these tips make you a keener smartphone photographer. How you can get any children you might have to stay still for a photograph is another matter.

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