We can’t always carry around a large DSLR camera everywhere we go. (Even though I would kind of like to.) But we do always have our cell phones. Though cell phone pictures can not compete with the quality of an professional camera it is definitely better than having no camera at all. What if you could improve the pictures that you are taking with our iPhone?
Are your pictures fuzzy? Foggy or Hazy? How do you fix that?
1. When shooting, hold your camera as still as you can. Especially in low light conditions. Your camera is designed to slow its shutter speed in low-light scenarios which means you gotta hold REALLY still to get a clean shot. So practice bracing your elbows to your sides while hold the camera up. Or, find a solid surface that works almost as good as a tripod. This will support the camera and hold it still much better.
2. Speaking of low light, the best way to get a clear shot is to light your subject properly. Backlight is horrible for today's I-Phones. The phones just can't handle it. Place your subject closer to a window, or shoot outside in full shade. Just getting good light on the subject alone, will help the camera itself perform better.
3. It may seem silly, but WIPE YOUR LENS! LOL. A simple trick, but an effective one, and one we don't think about all the time- simply wiping off your lens will make your pics clearer. After all, we store that thing in our purses, and who knows what kid-size drama made it into my bag this week!
4. Tell your I phone what to focus on by tapping on the subject on your screen. When you do this a box will appear and the camera will work to focus on that location. Doing this can also help with the brightness of your picture. If there is both bright and dark areas the picture the camera may have a difficult time determining how to expose the picture. But if you click on the dark part of the image the camera will brighten up the picture for you. In contrast if you click on the bright part of the image the camera will make your picture darker.
Fun fact, the above picture was taken by my youngest (with a little bit of help from my sister.)
And the image below of my youngest and I taking a selfie was taken by my sister :)
Feel free to contact me with any photography questions. Happy Clicking!