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Mobile phone photography has come a long way since the early days of blurry screens and cameras with a resolution of less than 1 megapixel. Now, it’s possible to capture high-quality imagery on your smartphone – as evidenced by the stunning photography that adorns many people’s Instagram feeds.

Why mobile phone photography?

Whilst smartphone cameras are already capable of taking beautiful pictures and are improving every day, that may not be enough if you’re looking to channel your inner Annie Leibovitz. In which case, you’ll be eager to browse MyMemory’s range of mobile photography accessories. From projectors and wide-angle lenses to artificial lighting and remote-control shutters, we’ve got all you’ll need to take your mobile photography skills to the next level. Here are our top steps to mobile photography for beginners:

1. Keep your lens clean

Use a microfibre cloth and cleaning fluid to clean the lens on your smartphone camera. None of your pictures will look good if your fingerprints are all over the lens!

2. Take pictures in well-lit areas

Your smartphone camera needs light to “see” the picture it’s going to take. Do not take pictures with the light behind you, as whatever is in the forefront will be dark and difficult to see.

3. Frame your pictures

Try to have the subject of the photo slightly off centre, with a background that doesn’t make the picture too busy. A soft background with a sharp subject makes a great picture, and it’s something newer smartphone cameras can do.

4. Take a lot of pictures

Because you can delete things easily on a smartphone camera, try to take lots of pictures and go back to find the best one.

5. Choose the right mode

Shooting the sunset? There’s a mode for that. There are also modes for portraits, close-ups etc. However, the auto mode is best until you learn how to use manual controls.

6. Don’t use zoom

Your smartphone camera has no optical zoom. Instead, when you use the zoom feature, your smartphone is essentially blowing up the image and cropping it. This makes your pictures pixelated and difficult to see, so if it’s possible, just try to get closer to the subject you are shooting.

7. Avoid using flash 

The camera flash on smartphones is getting better, but they still have a habit of washing our pictures and giving you red-eye.

8. Use an app to correct your picture

Does your subject have red-eye? Or are they blinking? There’s an app to fix that. Apps can correct imperfections as well as adjust the tone and focus of your picture; just don’t get too filter-happy and obstruct the natural beauty of your photo!

9. Preparation is key

Framing your shot and getting the right lighting and angle is vital to taking the perfect picture.

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  1. Everybody has smartphone now a days and everyone loves to click pictures ! So this is amazing photography tips 🙂

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