Taking a photo is now easier than ever. No longer is it necessary to have some film with you, and getting your photo no longer require days to process. Now, one can easily take out their mobile phones and start capturing moments. This time, photos are instant.
A common selling point for
mobile phones nowadays is their camera.
Phone brands have new models of phones that offer two, three, even four camera
lenses for the ultimate photoshoot. Most smartphones these days have at least
two cameras: one at the front for selfies,
and one at the back as the main camera.
Selfie cameras often pale in
comparison to their main camera counterparts. Unless you purchase a smartphone
made specifically for selfies, odds
are that the back camera has the better specs of the two. Selfie cameras are
just that – perfect for closer targets
such as the face of the one holding the camera. The main cameras are for farther targets, as they can provide a
higher resolution than the selfie cam.
Brands usually tend to sell
you the idea of more cameras = better quality shots. While it does help, you do not have to shell out
thousands of dollars for the latest model in order to get your prefect photographs.
A simple tweaking of your phone’s camera
settings can be the difference in improving quality of your photo.
Tweak the System
The easiest way to get the
most out of your phone’s camera is to tweak the system. Adjusting certain
settings can change the final output of your camera. Adjusting the quality
capacity may seem obvious, but some people tend miss it. You can adjust a
camera’s picture size and quality. In exchange for a higher
resolution, each photo has a larger file size you have to store. This means you
have to learn how to budget your storage space. Loading higher quality photos
can also take longer than basic ones.
Shooting in Landscape Mode is also necessary – you
can capture more with the added field of vision. Removing digital zoom can also yield you higher quality photos.
Photo Editing Software
For those who cannot (or will not) meddle on their phone’s
settings, using third party software
to edit your photos is the alternative. AdobePhotoshop for instance is an
excellent software to edit out blemishes, fix red eye effects, adjust lighting,
crop images, and many more. For simple editing, a laptop or computer is enough
to handle the workload. For heavier jobs however, you may have to invest on one
with a dedicated graphics card on
Another way is to use mobile apps that instantly edit photos
with a push of a button. Snapseed, Photo
Editor by Dev. Macgyver, or Lightroom
can fix up your pictures in seconds. Mobile phones also have their own factory photo editor, although many
people prefer third party apps. Still, if you do not want to download anything
to your phone, try checking out the default editor and see if they satisfy your