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Phone Photography

To balance your shot, use gridlines.

Turning on the camera’s gridlines is one of the simplest and most effective techniques to improve your smartphone images. The “rule of thirds” — a photographic composition theory that states that a picture should be divided down into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, for a total of nine components — is superimposed on the screen of your smartphone’s camera.

If you arrange points of interest in these intersections or along the lines, your shot will be more balanced, level, and allow viewers to interact with it more organically, according to this notion.

Adjust the focus on your camera.

The foreground of your frame is automatically focused on today’s phone cameras, but not every image you snap on your phone has an obvious subject. Open your camera app and tap the screen where you wish to sharpen the view to adjust where your camera lens will concentrate.

It can be tough for your camera to follow a moving subject and refocus as needed if you’re taking a photo of something in motion. Just before taking the picture, tap the screen to adjust the focus of your phone camera to ensure that the moving subject is in focus as much as possible. The focus of your photo should then be shifted to all of the stuff inside a square or circular icon that appears on your camera screen.

Concentrate on a single topic.

Many of the best photographs have a single, intriguing subject. Spend some extra time setting up the shot while photographing one. According to some experienced photographers, the subject should not take up the entire frame, and two-thirds of the image should be negative space, which helps the subject stand out even more.

However, make sure you tap the screen of your smartphone to focus the camera on your subject – this will ensure that it’s focused and the lighting is optimal.
Make use of negative space.
The areas around and between the subjects of an image are referred to as “negative space,” and it can transform a photograph from “excellent” to “great.”

When you leave a lot of white space in a photograph, your subject will stand out more and elicit a greater response from the spectator.

Investigate various viewpoints.

Taking images from an unusual, unexpected perspective might make them more memorable because it gives the subjects the feeling of depth or height. Because most smartphone images are taken either straight on or from a bird’s eye view, it also makes the image stand out.

Use reflections to your advantage.

Seeing the sky reflected in a body of water has a romantic quality to it. Our eyes are drawn to reflections, which is why we enjoy seeing them. So keep an eye out for photo possibilities to use them in.

Make use of guiding lines.

A line in some photographs directs the viewer’s eye to a certain section of the frame. Leading lines are what they’re called. Staircases, building facades, train tracks, roadways, and even a route through the woods are examples of straight or circular structures.