Basic Android Camera Photography Tips | Producing good photos is the dream of everyone, whether "ordinary people", amateur or professional photographers and use sophisticated DSLR cameras, pocket cameras that are simple and lightweight to carry around, or a camera phone that can be relied on in all situations.
It is a fact that camera phones have changed the traditional photography, mainly because it is easier to carry around. The HP camera fits in your pocket rather than carrying lots of DSLR equipment. This phenomenon begins with the rise of photo sharing and photo editing applications, and may have influenced the work of professional photographers and photojournalists.
The ability of a smartphone camera also cannot be underestimated; after we understand more about smartphone cameras than just "about megapixels". In fact, only by maximizing settings, angles and lighting, plus the use of applications with a myriad of features and tools, more interesting and beautiful photos that capture the essence of precious moments that may be missed with conventional cameras (dslr and pocket cameras).
This WebKeren.Net article will provide 4 "basic tips" in the preparation phase that will improve the best quality of photos produced by cellphone cameras. Feel free to add tips from your own friends in the comments section.
1. Pay attention to the lens
Often when we go out to take the best photos, we forget the most basic things. All photos are taken through the lens! So, yes they are an integral part of the process of taking photos. And something that always needs to be considered in a cell phone that is usually not a problem with pocket cameras is cleaning the lens! Smartphone camera lenses are small and are often touched throughout the day when used. Meanwhile, dirt or stains on the very small camera lens greatly affect the quality of the photo.
Before taking a picture, clean the lens with a patchwork, tissue, or at least the shirt, shirt, pants, jacket, hat or scarf that you use. Maybe my friend will find a big difference in the results of snapshots from cellphone cameras.
Also, as a guide to wireless devices in general, do not place the smartphone near other electronic devices that contain magnetic fields. Like for example refrigerators, televisions, and others. Also, what really doesn't need to be revealed, my friend, is not to slam or hit the cellphone, which will damage the cellphone and can scratch the cellphone lens. Smartphone cameras will certainly deteriorate if they have been hit hard.
2. Understand Camera Settings
Don't rely on the default auto mode of your cell phone, auto mode is the best for smartphone users who are lazy to learn. Indeed, focusing on paying attention to the subject of the photo is very important, but if you want to improve the quality of the photos taken, learn also other aspects. Although mobile phones have different settings, there are at least four important elements that you must learn. Namely control focus, exposure, white balance and ISO.
The majority of camera phones lock the exposure and focus settings together. So exposure depends on the part where you take focus. In other words, to get different lighting levels, you have to take a different focus.
While in white balance, there are four settings that are usually available to choose from. The best way is to match them according to the environment or conditions where the friend is taking photos to illuminate the subject better. For example, Cloudy and Daylight are more suitable for taking outdoor photos, whereas Flourescent and Incandescent for indoors. This also means, you can choose to use it in conflict to get different results and according to the mood.
In many smartphone cameras also provided a more diverse mode, such as mode sunset, portrait, landscape, action (moving image), and others. Mode night will lower the ISO and decrease the shutter speed to keep results steady soft and bright, while mode action will do the opposite to freeze moving subjects in their tracks. Some may be needed trial and error to see if the mode works the way you want it to, but taking a few seconds to choose the right one will make a big difference. All adjustments to these settings will produce significantly different results! study one by one with shoot photos and compare the results.
3. Set at High Resolution
Surely my friend already knows that the higher the photo resolution, the better the quality will be. Of course, a higher resolution results in a larger photo size which makes the memory fill up quickly. Buddy can handle this by adding external memory (micro SD) and storing photos in external memory, not in the internal memory of the phone. You can also try apps or photo storage services in the cloud such as Picasa or Dropbox through an internet connection.
4. Understand the Function of the Rear Camera and Front Camera.
Naturally, the front camera makes it easier to take selfies. That does not however eliminate the fact that the front camera in general has a lower resolution specification than the back. This is mainly because the rear camera is equipped with better megapixels, while the front camera function is supposed to be for video calls.
However, you can also use both at the same time. This feature is found on Samsung Galaxy S4 and above, but for those who don't get it can also use the Frontback application. This allows your face as a picture taker to also enter photos with a small size while the back camera will take photos as usual.
If my friend is "selfie addict", buddy also needs to consider buying a smartphone with a high front camera specifications and flash, which is now widely available in various brands on the market.
Those are 4 things that are very important to consider in preparing to take photos with a cellphone camera to produce high-quality photos; cool and nice!