The pictures above were all taken and edited on a mobile phone. They are all taken by Jian Wang the winner of The MPA Mobile Photographer of the Year 2015. The world of photography has changed; we take and share pictures every single day and this post will give you some tips for taking better pictures on your smartphone.
Light is essential to taking a good picture; too much and everything is white, too little and everything is black. Always be aware of the light when taking a picture, look for interesting angles and shadows. Use natural light to illuminate a subject if you are taking a portrait.
Always think about your picture before pressing that button. Composition is important, some people talk about the rule of thirds, others leading lines. My tip would be to take a second to look at your picture and ask what draws your attention? and what distracts you?
It is essential that your picture is in focus. This means again taking your time to set up the shot. Holding the camera with 2 hands or resting it on something sturdy will help with focus. Also make sure you are not too close to your subject.
There are lots of camera and picture editing Apps out there; the two I would recommend are Camera+ and Snapseed. Camera+ allows you to alter a number of settings to help you take control of your shots. Snapseed is a great editing tool with automatic adjustments or manual settings allowing you to edit pictures as much or as little as you would like.
Here’s a video with some more helpful tips:
Moving around is another handy tip as it allows you to find interesting angles and better light.
You can check out some more mobile apps here: Top Apps for Dads