If you are a blogger or even just marketing online, you know that photos are vital to your success. And not just any photo—readers and consumers expect quality photography, no matter how small the business or blog.
This can become a problem. Not everyone has money in their budget for a professional photographer, or even a professional camera. And free stock photos can only go so far.
But chances are you already have everything you need right in your pocket. Smartphone cameras are more powerful than ever before. As long as you have one, you can take great photos by using our tips below. Let’s check our 3 ways to make smartphone photos better.
Balance is key to a quality photo; this is one of the first lessons you learn in any photography class. But if you aren’t a professional, you might find it hard to judge the balance of the picture. To help, turn on the grid lines. This breaks your photo down into thirds both vertically and horizontally. Aim to get the subject or points of interest somewhere on the intersections of the lines. This way, the photo is balanced, but doesn’t have to be centered, which can be boring.
Busy pictures are difficult to consume, allowing the viewer to be distracted by things that do not matter, hurting your message. But also, since smartphone cameras rely on algorithms, it makes it more likely that your phone will focus on the wrong thing as well, ruining the photo. When it comes to taking pictures with your phone, less is more. Plus, this makes it easier to add text to the photo, which is ideal for blogging and social media purposes.
You might be tempted to zoom in to get the detail you want, but with smartphone cameras, this just causes distortion. And flash? All it does is wash everything out. Instead of zoom, get closer to your subject. And instead of flash, seek out natural light sources or indirect lighting.