Taking smartphone photo’s | Tips and tricks

Do you know that feeling; you have a super cool camera but you just want to take some good photo’s without bringing it? Or, when you forgot to bring it or want to take unexpected photo’s and the only thing you have with you, is your smartphone? Let me tell you my tips and tricks how to I’m taking smartphone photo’s that are actually pretty awesome!

Taking smartphone photo’s

Ok, first you need a good smartphone with a great camera, for example the Samsung S8 at KPN! There’s always better smartphones and newer camera’s, but you can try my tips and tricks with the smartphone you have. So this article can work for anyone with a smartphone with camera.

  1. Check out your camera
    Get to know your camera on the smartphone. What is so special about your camera? For example, the Samsung S8 has a 12MP camera and even a 8mp selfie-camera with smart auto-focus.
  2. Use the special features
    If you find out what is so special about your the camera on your smartphone, start taking smartphone photo’s using those features! Don’t be lazy, read the instructions or watch a YouTube video with advice about those features if you don’t know how to use them.
  3. Start taking smartphone photo’s
    In order to get to know your smartphone camera, practice anywhere you want. Take selfies every morning (just for fun), if you don’t really know which angle you like best. Send them to a friend and ask for a ‘good morning’ selfie back. It’s really so much fun to see a good friend’s face in the morning and just sending a quick hello as a start of the day. My favorite selfie trick: take the selfie from above and look up into the camera. This will make your face looks best. Always!
  4. Focus
    While taking smartphone photo’s, click on the screen with your finger, in this way the phone camera will focus on the item you want it to focus on. This can be a face or an item. A smart auto-focus function is easiest maybe, but you can control it yourself with a touching your screen as well. If you take a close-up photo, the background will be blurred automatically. This is why the photo looks professionally taken, even while taking smartphone photo’s. If you have a photo’s that doesn’t have a blurred background, you can alway make it blurred with a photo-editor app.
  5. Enjoy!
    While taking selfies, enjoy it! Smile to the camera. Take photo’s of subjects or people that you care about. See the progress. Keep trying and you’ll get better and better. If you like the photo that you took, but you just want to make it a bit lighter or use a filter, I can recommend VSCO. An app on my phone that I use often to spice things up after taking smartphone photo’s. You find a lot of photo inspiration on the feed of VSCO too!
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Selfie from under – not my thing!

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Selfie from up! Always best in my opinion

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The blurred effect because I tapped on the screen

“Picture or it didn’t happen…”

What are your tips and tricks when it comes to taking smartphone photo’s?

Back to the baby laundry now, I’m washing all of Masons clothes today,
but first… let me take a selfie!


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Mommy duties ;)

 – In collaboration with KPN –

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  • Reply
    20 December 2017 at 16:18

    Ik heb een Samsung s7 en daar maak ik altijd foto’s mee. Hij heeft een goede camera. Tips en tricks heb ik niet en ik selfies ben ik heel slecht

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    20 December 2017 at 16:26

    Ik vind het zo gemakkelijk dat je zulke mooie foto’s kan maken met je smartphone. Ik doe gewoon en maak er vaak een paar en zoek dan de mooiste er uit om te bewaren.

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    nicole orriens
    20 December 2017 at 16:44

    Ik maak ook altijd foto’s met mijn iPhone dus dit is een handige post voor mij. De camera is dacht ik redelijk goed van de iPhone 6.

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    20 December 2017 at 18:17

    Leuke post! Zelf maak ik eigenlijk alleen maar fotos met mijn telefoon omdat ik nog geen camera heb.

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    Leny van der Knaap
    20 December 2017 at 18:52

    Ja jij kunt heel mooie foto’s maken, af en toe lukt het mij ook wel maar ik ben geen perfectionist.
    Binnenkort heb ik ook een i-phone 8 en dan zal ik het weer proberen 😘

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    Esther Perfors
    20 December 2017 at 22:32

    Ik ben geen expert maar wel blij met mijn HTC camera. Prima kwaliteit en gebruiksvriendelijk.

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    Jasmin N
    21 December 2017 at 01:04

    Great tips! I’ve always taken my pictures with a camera but now when my camera has spend its days in a moving box I’ve started using my phone camera more. It’s amazing what smartphones can do!

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    21 December 2017 at 07:21

    These phones can do so much nowadays. They have so many features and some apps make it so you can really make your pix look like DSLR quality. I added lightroom and it helped me take even better photos until I can get my Cannon.

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    Laura Martens
    21 December 2017 at 12:36

    Wat een leuk onderwerp om over te bloggen! Handige tips ook en je ziet er super goed uit!!

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    21 December 2017 at 15:59

    Je kan inderdaad prachtige foto’s maken met een smartphone als je deze inderdaad juist gebruikt! Zeer goede tips geef je hiervoor!

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    21 December 2017 at 17:28

    You make amazing pictures dear Sabine! Nice advices)))

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    22 December 2017 at 15:11

    Great tips Sabine. I mostly take my photos with the camera but when I don’t have it with me iphone works just fine too! :)

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    23 December 2017 at 19:42


    Did you take photos using S8? I am thinking of Note 8 because of the dual lens. Also, I think I may like the S-Pen, but it is kinda expensive. So, how do you like the photo quality?

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    26 December 2017 at 22:29

    Dat zijn handige tips meid! Meestal maak ik mijn foto’s met mijn gsm, maar de foto’s voor yoga en mijn blog zijn met de camera.

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