Tip & How-To about Cell Phones
Camera phones have come a long way in recent years, but they
do not always point and shoot quality images on the first try. See how the best
quality photos from the camera pressed to your smart phone.
All phones and cameras are different, so your mileage may
vary according to a tip. While most camera phones suffer from similar
weaknesses (particularly the inability to make good pictures in low light),
each also has its peculiarities. The iPhone, for example, usually takes
pictures with a color very good, while the Droid often produces colors that are
less than stellar. That said, most of these tips can be applied to your
favorite phone and camera application quite easily.
1. Clean your lens - may sound crazy, but give your lens a
wipe down before you start taking pictures with your phone. While most people
are very good at keeping their dirty fingers away from camera lenses is not as
easily done with camera phones. If you have a dirty lens, none of the other
tips in this article your picture is less a waste, so keep that in mind.
2. Use Your Light - It is important, with all the cameras to
make sure that your subject is the source of light and you're not, but even
more important with camera phones. The biggest weakness is the inability to
make good pictures in low light, which means that you generally want as much
light as you can possibly get on the subject.
3. Avoid Digital Zoom - You've probably heard that a million
times, but we cannot stress enough how often this function is useless. As you
approach a topic, you are much better closer to them. If you cannot, you can always
crop the photo later, everything is digital zoom really does, you can always
cut down, but you cannot appear.
4. Give attention to the flash - Sure, LED flashes in a
recent hyped smartphone cameras, but they are not all that is cracked up to be.
If you do not have enough light to work, they can at least make sure you have
an image, but many phones tend to use it more often than necessary, and that
white light LED can be really difficult.
5. Go to your smartphone camera settings - depending on your
phone and the camera application that comes with it, you can use some settings
you can customize before taking a photo. In almost all cases, however, you can
do better, grabbing a camera more advanced application, such as camera zoom or
camera FX Android + iPhone.
6. Check the resolution of your camera - Most applications
have a camera setup to take pictures at different resolutions. Lower
resolutions are fun if you're a quick photo via MMS and they will save on your
phone faster, but if you take a picture you want to keep, you better take it at
a higher resolution. It is a clear and simple to adjust, but something you
definitely want to check before you start snapping, there's nothing worse than
taking two very nice photos, only to find when you put them on your PC that
they just 640x480. (Also worth noting, some phones resize photos if you send
them, make sure to send a full resolution of quality issues.)
7. Turn on the stable settings of your phone camera - Phones
are difficult to maintain constant start your shutterbug, and is sometimes
difficult to detect the blur of an image unstable on a small screen. Although
you can always rest your elbows on something solid and breathe like a sniper,
causing an adjustment in your application Steady Shot camera will help a lot.
This configuration will use your phone's accelerometer to measure how much you
shake the camera, and will not take the picture until his hand is stable for a
certain time (usually about one or two seconds). Some applications can even
show the sensitivity of Steady Shot, so your phone can not wait to go for the
8. Check out White balance - Most camera phones are very
good at detecting the white balance, but if you're in low light, they have
difficulty. The first thing you can do is a second camera to adjust yourself if
you just open the camera application and snap away, you can get an amazing
9. Check out Exposure - Adjusting the exposure is greater
let more light into the lens, which means kick it up a notch will probably have
a bright, vivid photos.
Posted by Rakesh... on
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