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You need these 5 tips today:

You can do a lot with your smartphone camera. But use these tips to get a better picture.

How did we not know about tip #2!

For more photography tips see our article http://hikinggazette.com/powerful-photography-tips/

See you on the trails!

 

Monarch butterfly on lantana flower

Do you have a smartphone?  If you do, than you have the ability to take pictures of the natural world  wherever you happen to be.

Let’s look at some easy smartphone photography tips that can help you capture the best photos .

1. Keep your camera steady by using two hands when taking pictures.  Smartphones are more susceptible to blurring of images by a shaky hand so by holding your smartphone with both hands you’ll take a much better photo.

2. Select the HDR setting on your smartphone camera for photos taken of landscapes, portraits in bright sunlight or shots where there are bright and dark areas.   HDR stands for ‘High Dynamic Range’, which means that everytime you press the shutter button, your camera takes 3 photos (each with a slightly different exposure) and melds them into one photo.  The resulting photograph more closely resembles what your eye sees as opposed to a standard camera view that is less dynamic.

3. Do not use the zoom in feature on your smartphone when taking pictures.  Take your pictures without zooming in and crop them later.   For taking pictures of birds and butterflies, you need to get within 10 feet of of your subject for the best photo quality.

Drought tolerant plants

4. Be sure that the focus of the photograph is where you want it to be.  Tap the object on your phone to focus on that object.

 

5. Take more than one photo of each shot you want to capture.  Whether you are taking pictures of nature, people or buildings – take 2 – 3 pictures.  By taking extra photos, you will increase the chance of getting just right photo.

By following these smartphone photography tips for nature and other things, you’ll enjoy better quality photos.

Thanks to Noelle Johnson and BirdsandBlooms.com for article and images:
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/blog/5-easy-smartphone-photography-tips-nature/
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