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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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.
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!
“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!
– In collaboration with KPN –