More people capture and share photos with their smartphones than ever before. Social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook wouldn’t be as big as they are without the proliferation of smartphone photography. Still, even with the impressive improvements that have put these mobile cameras in competition with traditional camera systems, they often show their limitations. That is why many companies have been developing mobile photo and video accessories to help upgrade your smartphone.
However you choose to equip your phone’s camera, read on for some tips and recommendations on how to take better photos with your smartphone.
1. Shoot Using the Best Quality
This one is easy. If you are one of those people who just picked up their phone and started snapping photos, you may not have noticed that there are multiple quality options for your photos and videos. Most of this is due to the fact that your average consumer doesn’t need the ultimate image quality, especially since that usually comes with larger file sizes that will quickly clog up a phone with base storage.
If you want the best quality because you plan to do some major cropping or editing for your social media accounts, then you’ll have to dive into settings. Choosing higher resolutions (such as 4K for video) will help. Also, getting a new app that offers manual control if your phone doesn’t offer this ability natively (like iPhones…) can help you make sure you are getting the right exposure.