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5 tips to take great photos with your smartphone

Capturing the moment has never been easier than with phone photography! Whether it’s your beautiful brunch plate, a glowing sunset or your puppy in a costume, all it takes is one swipe and a snap.

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Tap, tap, tap

Smartphone photography has made leaps and bounds in the last decade or so. Sure you can point and shoot, but take a second to activate touch focusing — just tap the screen — it’ll make a huge difference in terms of quality. If it’s not quite focusing, take a step back as you might be too close…

Use editor tool apps

There are so many apps that you can use to improve the quality of your photographs. Make the most of them to help reveal the true beauty of your snap. Some apps that are worth checking out are VSCO, Aviary, Picsart and Snapseed.

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Beware of luminosity

Light is such an important element of your photograph and with smartphones it can be tricky to take a good picture if you are unaware of the importance of light. To take the perfect snap, it is much better to take your pictures in a natural light, or put as much light on the subject if the picture is taken inside.

Clean the lens

Our smartphones are used a lot and put on several different surfaces, so make sure you clean that lens before you get snapping to prevent any unwanted blurry pics.

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Avoid the flash

The flash on smartphones really is basic and they won’t make your photographs look any better. The rendering is often blurred and the flash makes your photos seem yellow.

So now you know our top tips, go forth and get snappy!

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