Grab your Android phone and go pro with your photos
All photos look better when being naturally framed
Not that we don’t take pictures with our phones all the time, but during Christmas holidays, we actually want to capture those moments perfectly in order to keep them forever. Of course, we’re not talking about pure professional photography here, as we’re using mobile devices that cost ten times less than a fancy pro camera, however there are still ways to use your Android camera at maximum capacity. Here are some tips that will help you take great shots, no matter the model Android device you own.
Starting with the rule of thirds, the Camera360 Ultimate app offers a whole new purpose of capturing photos. For example, while it resembles a tic-tac-toe board, it helps the human brain view things better when framed. The horizon of your picture should be one third up from the bottom as well as the focal point must represent one third away from the left or the right edge. You got to just make sure that any horizon (for example where the wall meets the floor, or any straight line) is one third of the screen height from the top or the bottom in case it’s visible.
Next is the depth and balance as all pictures look better when being naturally framed. You can use vertical and horizontal lines in the background in order to compliment the actual subject of your photo. Of course, we don’t mean solid lines necessarily, as trees, people and everything in the background can bring depth into your photo and, believe, it looks much better. In many cases when objects in the background look blurry, that gives a huge focus on the main subject you’re capturing and this can be a marvellous effect. You just need the right background.
The next tip is simple: you can’t use the digital zoom all the time, unless it’s a last resort. This would ruin the quality of your shot, so why not just move closer to the object, you can crop it later anyway. If you also keep in mind the previous tip and chose the right framing, the result would be outstanding. So move as close as you need to and don’t worry about unneeded background that you can easily cut off later.
Make sure your stance is stable. Don’t count on image stabilization alone if you want your photos to be less blurry. You can press your elbows in against your stomach in order to keep the camera steady.
As the best pictures rarely come straight out of the camera, you’ll need to do some post-processing, This is quite easy when you have a picture editor, where you can adjust the contrast, colors, sharpness or simply to choose the effect you want to inflict. Snapseed can be your best friend right now as it’s light, easy to use and gets the job done. Personally, I prefer to use Photoshop, however not everyone feel fond of transferring their mobile photos to a PC in order to edit them, since they can do that directly on the phone without additional complications. So, the choice is yours.
Source: Android Central