It makes sense that May is national photography month since it is often chock-full of weddings, graduations and Memorial Day picnics.  Here are some tips to take great photos with your cellphones this month:

  1. Turn on Gridlines. According to the rule of one-thirds, photos are more pleasing if it is broken down into thirds both horizontally and vertically. Now you can line up your subject at an intersection to be more pleasing.

Here’s how to activate gridlines on iPhone cameras:

  • Go to “settings”
  • Select “photos & camera”
  • Find “grid” and turn it on.

And here’s how to activate gridlines on Samsung Galaxy (Android) phone cameras:

  • Open the camera app
  • Go to “settings”
  • Scroll down and switch the “gridlines” option to “on.”
  1. Get closer to your subject. Using the zoom feature will make you lose detail, so simply walk closer to your target.
  2. Clean the lens. Walking around with your phone all the time results in smudges and dirt particles. Use a lens cloth with cleaner to rid the lense of this gunk.
  3. Don’t use the flash. The LED light in phones is so small that it usually just results in blur or red eyes. Try to avoid if at all possible.
  4. Try a new angle. Some different angles such as from above, from child perspective or offset can result in more memorable photos.
  5. Use the volume button as your shutter. The regular shutter button often moves the camera out of focus. By putting your smartphone in the horizontal position, you can use the volume up button for more stability.

Now get out there and take some quality pics!

Posted by: mitchamgroup on May 20, 2019
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