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Take Better Shots With Your Camera Phone

by guestauthor on May 21, 2011

When it comes to photography in this century, whether you’re shooting with a Canon or a Nikon camera, another top brand or a point and shoot that lurks in the boot of your car, almost anyone has the power to capture an award-winning shot. Now, with the invention of cell phone cameras, every moment has become something that can be frozen in time and shared with the world in an instant. The internet is home to hundreds of blogs and sharing sites where great quality shots are visible and viable forms of artwork.

Better Shots With Camera Phone Take Better Shots With Your Camera Phone

Remember these four tips when shooting with your camera phone:

1. Lighting:

The most vital thing in photography in general is light, so make sure when you shoot with a cell phone camera that you have enough of it to ensure a clear picture. Artificial lighting is also great, but it can affect the color of your image. To avoid this, play around with your camera’s white balance setting to ensure you don’t get an unwanted color cast in the final product.

2. Don’t use the digital zoom:

If you’re shooting with a professional Nikon or Canon camera then zoom as much as you like, but on a cell phone camera, using digital zoom will result in you losing quality and ending up with a pixilated shot. Instead, get as close to your subject as possible. Due to most camera phones and their low resolution, images tend to be smaller anyway, so getting closer to your subject is better all round.

3. Clean your lens:

Most phones sit on counter tops and in pockets and bags, so the lenses are likely to get pretty dirty. If you’re planning on taking pictures with your phone it’s a good idea to make sure it’s clean. A soft cloth is perfect to use.

4. Resolution:

A professional Canon camera may have a 21 pixel resolution, for instance, while an average camera phone has about five. Set your camera to the highest possible resolution to get the best shot possible. Also make sure you are able to keep a steady hand or rest your camera on a steady surface before shooting to avoid blurred shots.

Sure, they’ll never truly replace the beauty of holding a professional Nikon camera with a telephoto lens in your hand, but if a camera phone is nearby there’s no reason why you shouldn’t use it!

Author Bio: A professional writer and photographer, Jacky Letard enjoys anything photography and adventure orientated. She carries her Canon digital camera with her everywhere and always looking for new things to take pictures of.

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  7. U.S. Hacking UK Phone Calls!

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ashish June 1, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Earlier traditionaly people used to keep seperate mobile for just phone calls, camera and ipod everything seperate but now we have smart phones that do job of every1 else..

Gourav Jain September 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm

True enough Ashish and that’s why these modern cellphones are called “Smart Phones” and they are really smarter than their ancestors.

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