Make Sure The Lens Is Clean Before Using It Again.
Okay, so this is a drawer, but we occasionally forget about it until we enlarge the photos. Because the phone is constantly being handled, the lens will become dirty quickly and will need to be cleaned on a regular basis.
It’s best to use a specialised chamois, but we normally don’t wear one over our clothes to protect our skin. If this is the case, we can use a soft cotton t-shirt, being careful not to scratch the lens as we rub.
Whenever Possible, Make Use Of Natural Light.
Because photography is only possible because of light, this is the most critical factor and the one that has the greatest impact on the final product. Additionally, as we predicted at the outset, low light performance is a weakness of cameras in general and those on mobile phones in particular.
As a result, even if you’re not outside, it’s best to work in natural light whenever possible. The image at the top was captured early in the morning in a room with abundant but diffuse light, resulting in very soft shadows and a very pleasing end result.
Even if you can’t get natural light, look for the same things when you’re indoors: lots of light that’s preferably diffused, like in the image below.
Be Wary Of Extremes In Comparisons.
If you’re using a basic smartphone with a camera that can’t capture a wide dynamic range, you may run into issues. If the contrast between light and shadow is extreme, we’ll notice it more. The lights will look burned out, and the shadows will be devoid of detail.
While the HDR mode can be a valuable tool for saving photos, it’s not always foolproof, and the end result can look overly Photoshopped in some cases. What works best in this situation is to “try, try, and try some more.”
Also, Exercise Extreme Caution When Using Backlights.
In some cases, such as the one depicted here, backlights can be an excellent resource. The background appears to be scorched, but the light fades gradually, creating an appealing effect known as’silhouettes’. However, you must be cautious when shooting scenes with direct frontal lighting because the results can be drastically different.
We couldn’t improve this backlight even with HDR, so it would have been preferable to avoid it. Backlights, on the other hand, can be a useful tool, but use caution because the devil often carries them.
Try To Stay Away From Using The Flash.
Avoid using the LED flash on your phone as much as possible; if you must use it, do so only if you have no other choice. It produces too much harsh light that casts harsh shadows and is rarely useful.
The photo was taken during the day in a dimly lit interior room. We can see the classic noise effect when we enlarge the leftmost image (without flash), but it’s better to avoid it before using flash altogether. The outcome is self-evident.