4 Tips to Get Clear Pictures with Your Phone

how to take clearer pictures

When using smart phone cameras, the number one complaint from people is how to get clearer images.  Do you find yourself trying to capture the perfect shot, only to find that everyone in the shot is blurry?  That can be so frustrating.  Try these quick tips the next time you find yourself in a photographic moment and see if your images come out much clearer!

Tip 1 - Light up your subject.  Whether this means going outside, going closer to a window, or moving into the available light in the room, the better lit your subject is the crisper the image will turn out.

Tip 2 - Hold still, and with both hands.  Our smart phones can be so small and lightweight that we find ourselves shooting pictures one handed.  The movement from your hand can be a big reason for blurriness in your images.  The next time you shoot, try holding the camera with both hands and holding it very still.  You’ll be surprised what a difference it can make.

Tip 3 - Clean your lens.  Smart phone cameras can get gunky lenses quickly when we keep them in our pockets, purses, cup holders in the car, and let the kids play with them.   Regularly clean your lens and you will be able to create the best and clearest images possible.

Tip 4 – Touch screen to set focus and exposure.  By tapping the screen over the subject, your smart phone will focus on that area as well as set the correct exposure (not too bright, not too dark) for your subject. If you have a lot of light behind the subject (ie. Your subject’s back is to the window), your phone (or dslr for that matter) can get confused and cause the subject to be darker to expose for the light behind the subject.  By tapping the subject you will make sure that the subject is exposed properly as well as in focus.

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