Smartphone to the Rescue!

Many of us will leave home without our camera, but how many of us will leave home without our smartphone? Our smartphones now have fairly good cameras. They’ve come a long way since I first had a phone with a camera. While it’s not the ideal way to get a photo as your setting options are limited, there are things you can do to fix a bad photo after you’ve downloaded it to your computer. I say this but don’t expect miracles either.  LOL.   SO, how do you get the best photo?

1. Just like with your camera, try not to move while taking the photo. The image will become blurry. That may mean that you’ll have to stabilize your arms on something like your knees, a table or any other solid surface.

2. The zoom on your phone camera isn’t the same as that on a standard camera so your best bet is to move closer to your subject. Use your body as the zoom lens (if possible).

3. To make minor corrections on a photo, check out the apps on Instagram. They have a bunch not only for corrections but to add some pizzazz to your photo. You can add text, combine photos or superimpose images to name a few.

In this day and age, there is no reason to miss a great photo. Go out and have fun.   You just never know when you’ll see something photo worthy or even something that needs to be tweeted or shared immediately.

By Debra Armstrong

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