3 Tips to Improve Your Phone Photography Now

Now that phones have cameras, we take photographs every day. We are able to document every part of our lives and there are simple things that we can do to improve our photographs straight away. Here are 3 simple tips to take better photographs.

The first tip is to make sure that you have a clean lens. When you don't have a clean lens, the photographs are blurry. All you need to do is to wipe the lens with a clean piece of material. It can even be part of your t-shirt. This will radically improve your photographs.

Rosemary flowers
The photo on the left is with a dirty lens while the one of the right has a clean lens.

The second tip is to move closer to your subject. When you zoom in too much, you lose quality of the photograph. This means that the photograph won't print well and isn't as sharp as it can be. Also, when you move closer you have a chance to play around with your composition. Sometimes, you have no option but to move closer and that's perfectly fine.

There is a big difference in quality between the zoomed in one on the left and moving in closer on the right.

The third phone photography tip is to look at the light. If you think back to all the amazing photographs you've seen, the thing that has made them amazing is the light. Early morning and late afternoon light is soft. Sunlight in the middle of the day is harsh and contrasty. Taking photographs into the light will wash them out. Light to the side and the front is best for portraits. Think about the light and see what is going to work best for your photograph.

Leaf in sunlit water
The direction of the light can really make an image.

They are simple things but when you use them you'll notice a big difference. Let me know if you use these tips. I'd love to see the photographs.

Green water next to a barnacle encrusted pylon.
This is one of my favourite phone photographs
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