Taking a good picture is more that standing in the right place and giving the camera a pretty smile. With advancements in cameras and camera phones it is becoming much easier to capture the perfect moment.
This mode will help you to get that coveted blurry background in your portrait photos. This mode will creates a wider aperture that increases your depth of field.
2. Mix Artificial Light With Natural Light
To take an ideal city shot it is best to mix both artificial and natural light. This will result in an evenly exposed shot.
When it comes to taking better pictures with your phone there are several apps that you can download to enhance its camera like the Camera Awesome app and the Camera+.
4. Burst Mode
This mode is best for group shots as it can capture multiple expressions and fast motions like jumping. It captures several photographs in quick succession and it is available on most digital cameras.
With this easy track you can capture a wide area and you can even capture yourself at multiple points in the same photo.
6.Change the Direction and Angle of Your Panoramic Shots
The panoramic feature can also be used to take shots from different angles and directions like a vertical shot of a waterfall.
7. Sunrise and Sunset Photos
For the best sunset and sunrise photos using your smartphone download The Photographer’s Ephemeris app. It maps out the position of the sun and moon so that you always know how the light will fall for your pictures.
8. Don’t Use Your Viewfinder
In order to capture more candid street shots refrain from using your viewfinder. People are more natural and candid when they do not think they are being photographed.
9. Macro Filters
In order to get close up detailed photos use the macro filter that is available on most cameras.
10. Wait For Golden Hour
The first and last hour of daylight in the day are the golden hours and the best times to take photographs. When you take a backlit photo at golden hour you get photos with a warm glow.
11. Use The Frontback App
You can use both cameras on your smart phone at the same time with the Frontback app to capture what you see and how you feel at any moment.
12. DIY Light Enhancer
A great way to enhance your light is to use a turkey pan as a DIY beauty dish. This is a cheap and effective way to provide a flattering light.
13. DIY Smartphone Macro Lens
You can create a type of macro lens for your smartphone by using a drop of water. Put a small drop on your smartphone camera lens for a magnifying effect.
14. DIY Haze And Blur
A cheap effective way to get a haze and blur effect is to use a plastic bag wrapped around your camera lens. Hold it in place with a rubber band.
15. Overexpose In Low Light
To take pictures in low light increase your exposure to compensate for the lack of light.
16. Exposure Reading
In order to get the perfect silhouette, get an exposure reading from the sky by pushing your shutter halfway down.
17. Bulb Mode
This mode is best for moonlight pictures. It provides a long exposure to capture more of the limited light.
18. Create Motion
In order to create a motion background, lower your shutter speed and pan.
19. Architecture Pictures
To get the perfect architecture photos set your camera to Aperture Priority and use a deep depth of field.
20. Dreamy Landscapes
You can create dreamy landscapes slow down your shutter speed.