5 Tips For Better Photos With Your Phone

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How to take better pictures with your phone? Seems like many casual photographers have not solved that problem. Outdoor Photography Guide’s pro shooter David Johnston admits he doesn’t always like to lug around a large camera. Enter his smartphone and his tips on how to take better pictures with your phone. Follow along, and you will get some answers in this premium video lesson.

Sometimes, you go on a shoot just for fun, or you use your phone to capture preparation shots for a longer field trip in the future. How to take better pictures with your phone? David goes through the five tips.

Tip number one: Just as you would select the right lens on your big camera, you can choose various lenses on your phone. If your phone does not have lens options, you can buy an attachment lens. Tip number two is to use your phone for documentation, a scouting trip where you capture locations you will revisit with your large camera on a future field trip.

Tip number three on how to take better pictures with your phone involves perspective, where you are looking to capture an image. In other words, you use different perspectives just as you would with your large camera on a tripod. Getting low to the ground or up high with your smartphone wide angle lens. Exploring perspectives is key to how to take better pictures with your phone.

Tip number four involves using your phone’s telephoto lens to shoot small scenes such as flowers, plant textures, tree branch patterns. Tip number five on how to take better pictures with your phone is about editing. David uses Lightroom Mobile App to do edits in his phone.

In this premium video covering how to take better pictures with your phone, Outdoor Photography Guide’s David Johnston gives you five tips for more impressive photos. The goal is to apply the same photographic principles as you would with your big pro camera.