While it’s easy enough to take photos with a smartphone or a point and shoot camera, it isn’t always easy to get a shot that isn’t a bit blurry.
It can be rather frustrating to think that you’ve just captured an amazing photo only to find that the image isn’t good enough to share online or print. Below are a few pointers that you can use to stop this from happening in the future.
Keep your lens clean. We are always using our smartphones, which means they can get dirty and grimy quite quickly. By making a point of cleaning your camera or phone’s lens on a regular basis, you’ll automatically get clearer shots.
Make use of natural light. Using natural light when taking your photos will give you much better images. Positioning your subject near a door or window will make a massive difference to your photos.
Keep it steady. Most people who own a smartphone have mastered the art of taking photos with one hand but if your hand isn’t steady enough, you’ll almost always end up with blurry shots. Try holding a camera with both hands instead to see what a difference it makes. You can also rest your phone or camera on a table or pole if that will help you take a steadier shot.
Forget the zoom. If you can help it, rather don’t use the zoom on your camera as this can detract from a photo’s quality, especially if you’re using a smartphone. Rather take a wider shot and crop the photo later on.
Take more than one photo. Sometimes it’s best to take more than one photo so that you have a better chance of getting one great shot (this is especially so with an action shot with a smartphone Burst mode will be your friend).
Leave the flash off. Your phone or camera’s flash can be handy at times but it can also be the reason for your blurry images.
Along with using the above tips, you simply need to practice if you want to learn how to take the best possible shots with your smartphone or point and click camera.
All Images taken with an iPhone
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