- Open all of the blinds and turn off the over head light.
Natural light is always the best option! Sometimes the overhead light can cause your picture to look orange or discolored. Also, by opening the windows and bringing in more light, you picture will be better quality.
- Face the natural light. This will allow your subject to be evenly lit and there won't be any funny glows behind your photo
-Lighting is one of the biggest things that is going to help you take better photos on your cell phone. When you are outdoors, look for the best light. If it is a really bright time of day look for some shade. Some examples of shade would be the side of a building, or under a tree. If there is no shade around turn your subject in different directions until the light in the photo looks it's best.
3. My cell phone camera has a yellow box so that I can choose where to focus. Use this box by clicking where you want the focus to be! This also helps so that your subject is properly exposed. If you have ever played around on your cell phone camera... You can click different areas and it will guess which area to expose for. The sky, the grass, the building, etc.
You can also change the brightness and darkness of the photo by sliding up and down after you click! It is pretty cool! Try it out.
- When taking portrait style pictures of people, it is most flattering to lift your camera above the subject slightly.
- Use the rule of thirds. It is aestethicly pleasing to section you photo off into nine parts (three lines horizontally and vertically) and have the important features on one of the intersection points.
Often times we take a photo and the subject is right in the center of our photo. By sectioning the photo off into thirds, the photo becomes more aesthetically pleasing and natural to look at.
I hope these few tips were a little bit helpful to you. Whatever you do, keep taking pictures!
Hi there. I'm Nicole. I'm a small town girl from Idaho who loves photography, my Savior and my family. You'll find me in the mountains with my camera around my neck begging my husband, "lets just take one more picture of your S'more." I love to blog about my photography sessions, family life and much more! Come read along.