A couple of months back, when it was the time of exams for my daughter, she and her friends kept calling each other asking and sending photos of notes through what’s app. Some of the pictures were so blur that my daughter had to call and ask them to send again. Agreed! Children may not know many things in the mobile but I have seen older people also are very careless when they click a photo. We might have observed some of the pictures that are shared in our regular gossiping book that is Facebook which is in dark lighting though it was shot in daylight, some are shaken, some or blur, while some might even have cut faces…Oops!!

Not everyone is a great photographer to go around with a great camera in hands always. Truth is even great photographers do not do that. They just know the knack as when to click the perfect shot from any device. But can you take good pictures from your mobile phones? Yes! Our mobile phones are called as smartphones for a reason, isn’t it?

So, how to take good clicks from our smartphones? Here are few pointers.

  • Make sure whatever you are trying to click should not be under shadows of things that are behind you are a shadow of yourself.

  • Use the one-third rule. That is, use the grid lines while taking a picture. Focus and adjust as where you want the item corners to be seen in the photo based on positioning properly with the help of grid lines.

  • Avoid zooming to take a closer shot of a picture. When you zoom in the image becomes blur or pixelated. Instead of either, you should try to go closer or take the photo and then crop it with only the item you needed to be photographed.

  • Try to use the natural light as much as possible, because the flash sometimes reflects the natural light and other bright items in the background dulling the subject.

  • Do not pose for every photo or do not ask people to look into the lens. Just take candid photos as people shot unexpected shows many different emotions and that makes it more interesting.

  • Wait till the lens adjusts and the image is clear before clicking on the image button.

  • Use photo editing apps. One of the best advantages is, there are various photo editing apps. I regularly use these apps to make all my photo to look good. No makeup does not make me worried anymore to share among friends and family because I simply use the youcammakeup app. You will be surprised with so many free apps that let you do various things to your photos and also add animations.

  • Use external lens add-ons to make your pictures shot with better clarity, and distance.

  • Find some support if you can before clicking as a slight movement can blur the pictures.

  • Use various filters that are available in your phone camera settings.

  • Use the highest resolution available on your phone.

  • Most of all if you want good pictures, you need to have a lot of patience.

    Hope these tips helps. If you got any more ideas for a better photography from mobile phones share them in comments.