The world of Instagram and other social media platforms has necessitated Android phone manufacturers to up their game on the quality of their cameras. Today, you do not require a DSLR camera in order to take quality pictures. All you need is a good camera Android phone.
It should, however, be noted that a good picture is not entirely attributed to the phone but to the photographer. This post will take you through some tips on how to take professional photos with an Android phone, as recommended by professional photographers in Dubai.
Clean your lenses
Your smartphone is with you almost all the time and chances are it might get dirty at some point. Most high – end android smartphones have sensors which warn you if the lenses are dirty. Should yours not have that ability, well, always clean your camera lenses once in a while to ensure photos are captured as they are.
Make use of natural light
This is by far the most common and important factor that influences the quality of photographs. For every picture taken, the amount of light the subjects were exposed to determines whether it comes out as you wish or not. Place your subjects in a well – lit area where you do not have to use your phone’s flash. Avoid facing direct light as this distorts the quality of the picture. Always have the light behind or above you when taking photos and you will be amazed at how you get quality pictures.
Take high-resolution images
The higher the resolution, the better the image quality. Some high-end Android smartphones have the capacity to automatically taking high-resolution images. For other smartphones, one may be required to adjust that in the camera settings and may only be applicable to the rear camera and not the selfie camera.
Once you have got your high-resolution settings in order, you can learn to be taking even selfies with the back camera. Ensure that you have ample space in your device or risk having your memory getting full easily. However, you can purchase an external micro SD card to store your high-resolution images. Alternatively, you can store them on cloud platforms such as Dropbox or Google Photos.
Resist the desire to zoom
A majority, if not all android phones, have the zoom function. While this is a good feature, it should not be used for taking quality pictures. Mobile phones are not built with the technology that good DSLR cameras have, making the zoom function not as good. It is even advisable to get as much closer as possible to the subject instead of staying at a distance and zooming in. Should there be a background you do not wish to be seen, you can always crop it out later using native image editing settings or third-party apps.
Use a photo editor
Do not be scared of editing your pictures, even professionals that use the best cameras do so. A good picture can even look better with the use of a few tweaks. Most android phones have basic editing capabilities. However, for much better results, you can download and install some third-party photo editing apps to your phone.
Make use of available gadgets
There are so many gadgets which can help you capture amazing images from your Android phone. Some such as Moment can help you capture better images while others such as Bevel will introduce you to a whole new world of mobile phone photography. When opting for less sophisticated devices, you can purchase a selfie stick to capture astounding selfies.
Best photo editing apps for Android phones
Most Android phone brands have their own basic, standard photo editing features. Images taken even from the best phones can become much better with a little tweaking. Take a look at our top 5 photo editing apps to help make your images close to perfect.
Probably one of the best photo editing apps to use, Adobe lightroom CC is one of the flagship mobile apps from Adobe. The app focuses on detail and you do not have to worry about its complexity as it is quite easy to use. Among many other features, you can edit exposure, white balancing, removing red-eye, editing RAW files, etc. Adobe Photoshop Express and Adobe Photoshop Mix are also part of the plethora of apps that Adobe released and they work just as fine.
Offering you the ability to tweak your photos to add a more personalized touch, VSCO Cam is an amazing photo editing app. For contrast, exposure, and temperature correction, this is the ideal app for you.
With advanced photo editing techniques such as the depth of field, perspective, and curves, Snapseed even makes desktop editing software have a run for their money. The app is freely available and you can get to enjoy a whole array of other features.
With frequently updated features, Afterlight2 does not even charge its users anything on top of the one-off payment made. With an array of services such as exposure, curves, clarify, selective saturation, and tone.
Coming through for you during batch processing, the app allows filters to be created and further edited after being used.
While offering the same standard features as many other apps available on the internet, Bonfire has way much better additional photo editing features. Skin smoothing and blemish removal are just part of the features this app has. Fancy is one of its editing features which turns your pictures into watercolor.
Over to you
These are just basic tips every android phone owner ought to know. To get more professional photos taken for you, can always contact professional freelancer photographers in Dubai to help you out. Agree with our list? Let us know your views in the comments section below.