Any travel plan includes a good photo session with the mobile. Even if you have a separate camera, at some point you will use the phone to capture one of those scenes that you want to leave recorded for the memory. The bad thing is that we don't always capture those images properly.
Some think that, the more sophisticated the mobile, the better photographs will be obtained. Others believe that it is not the team, but the photographer who makes it possible to capture quality images and content. The truth is that one and the other influence.
However, the really important thing is that, regardless of the mobile you have and if you are an experienced photographer or not, you have to have a minimum basis when capturing an image. Therefore, if you want to get better mobile photos, keep these tips in mind.
Most mistakes that are committed in photography are the result of ignorance. We live in an era of haste. Therefore, electronic devices are manufactured to work intuitively. This is intended to downplay prior knowledge to use them.
The bad thing is we don't usually read the manual of what we buy, but that's where we can best learn to manage our team. There are versions in different languages, additional information and tutorials on the Internet that can help us understand how to take photos with your mobile.
There are basically two ways to control a camera: automatic and manual. In the first option, the camera does everything and only one must click. In the manual form, it is one who determines the parameters with which he wants the camera to take the photo.
In manual mode always three aspects must be taken into account: the shooting speed, the amount of light entering the camera and the sensitivity of the camera sensor. The equipment manual tells us what are the parameters with which the camera of our phone works.
Speed refers to whether what we are going to photograph is moving or static, thus, the greater the movement, the greater the speed. The amount of light refers to the light needed so that the photo does not come out either dark or light, but at the exact point. Y sensor sensitivity has to do with resolution or degree of detail that appears in the photograph.
Some mobile manufacturers offer features that, finally, their equipment does not have. For this reason, It is very important to know our mobile and test it to know for sure what you can do and what not.
The raw material of photography is light
The most important variable for taking a good picture is light. For this reason we must evaluate the type of light where we take the picture. Is there natural or artificial light? Is it a sunny or gray day? Is it an interior or exterior space?
In any case, if we photograph manually, we must control the amount of light, according to the case. For this, the cell phone has a function called diaphragm or opening. This is symbolized with the letter 'f'. Usually, it is a point that slides so that the image darkens or lightens.
The degree of sharpness, or focus of an image, depends largely on good lighting.If the day is sunny, it is better that the sun is at our back. Otherwise there will be optical effects that will ruin the photo. And we must avoid the flashIf we have no choice, it is better to take distance or partially cover the flash with your finger.
There are several technical reasons why you should not use the zoom. We are not going to treat it here, but it is worth clarifying that when we use this function we greatly reduce the detail or resolution of the image.
The higher the zoom, The greater the instability. That is, the small movements of our hands holding the mobile are magnified and reduce the focus. Therefore, these photographs are moved. The image stabilizer that the device has will not be enough to avoid it.
The best option is to approach the object we want to photograph. If this is not possible, we must resort to a tripod or use the trigger synchronization function. This will take the photo depending on the time we select: from 2 to 10 seconds.
At this point it is worth mentioning that for photos with the mobile, the devices have a minimum focusing distance. That is, if it is 60 cm and we get closer, the image will be blurred. Some have a macro function, which allows us to approach only a few centimeters.
If the camera of the mobile has shutter speeds, these are chosen according to the speed of the object to be photographed. In other words, if you are going to photograph a car that moves quickly, a high speed is used. If what we want to photograph is static, or moves very little, we will use a slow speed.
The sensitivity of the camera sensor is expressed in ISO degrees and acts according to the amount of light there is and the speed of the object. This means that, The higher the speed of the object we want to photograph, the higher the ISO must be. Similarly, if the amount of light is low, the ISO that we must use will be higher.
Composing an image means that there are to distribute the elements that are framed in a balanced way. Although there are rules to do so, it is almost always something that arises intuitively. Additionally, in the photos with mobile, the camera has a grid that helps in this work.
Finally, there are endless types of software free on the Internet used to edit photos. That is, they allow correcting mistakes or improving the appearance of the image. There are also many free and intuitive applications that are used to configure and improve the camera features of our phone.