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Top Tips for Perfect Camera Phone Snaps

Top Tips for Perfect Camera Phone Snaps

Pretty much everyone has a smartphone these days and they come with endless potential for capturing life’s special moments, so we thought we’d bring you tips from National Geographic which promise picture perfect snaps. No more blurry and out of focus images, this guide is ideal for any summer holidays, weddings and get-togethers you might be going to!

Avoid direct sunlight
If it’s a sunny day, have your subjects stand in the brightest patch of shade you can find. And if it’s an overcast day, you’re in luck! This is one of the best outdoor lighting situations for photographing people.


Stabilise your camera phone
Make sure your camera phone is perfectly still by holding the camera phone with both hands and bracing your upper arms against your body when you shoot. This will help stop any photos getting blurred.

Remember the rule of thirds
When composing a picture, imagine two horizontal lines and two vertical lines crossing like a tic-tac-toe grid on top of it. Place strong lines and divisions like the horizon on the gridlines and let elements of interest fall on the intersections.

Move in closer
When the background of your picture is cluttered and the lighting is questionable, it’s important to fill the frame of your camera by moving in closer to your subject.

Get the timing right
You’ll need to know the camera phone’s timing so when something of interest happens you’ll have a good idea when to point and press. Lots of practise should help!

For lots more camera photo tips visit the National Geographic website here.

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