Skip to content

5 Tips to Capture Clear, Colorful Photos from Smartphones

Well, now is the age of selfies and Instagram. These days we have large number of application over application stores which can edit your image and then add color filters to it, so that they look much better than the conventional images. Such abilities have increased the importance and the demand of a nice camera over a smartphone and also create a new trend among the users to click a nice photograph and share in their social network. In short capturing each and every important moment of life is now easier and more enjoyable.


In this article, we are going provide you with few tips which will help you to capture smartphone camera images more appropriately and wisely. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a geek in order to understand them, but you will just have to play around with the common parameters of a camera available on your smartphone.

Light is a very important factor

Brighter will be the environment light, better will be your photograph. This logic is really simple to understand and that is the reason why you should never expect getting a great pic with Flash Lights available on your smartphones. Moreover, if you are roaming in a cloudy weather and it is hard to get any natural light on the subject, then again search for the artificial source of light, which can a street light, a lamp or anything else to put some decent amount of light over the subject.

However, there are certain disadvantages associated with it as they hamper the image of the subject most of the times, change the actual color to yellowish and similar others. In case of flash lights, red-eye is most prominent defect seen in the images.

Use Image Editing applications to change the Parameters

Now even if you don’t manage to get right light on your subject or the natural light has been really intense in the image, then the filters available in this applications can help you to modify those parameter of the image. The applications can also help you to play around with the sharpness, brightness, tilt angle, focus point and more of the image. They will make it as good as you want it to, but it is important that you use them wisely and spend a good amount of time in understanding the kind of change they are causing to the image.

Digital Zoom only spoils the image Quality

Have you ever zoomed an image on your Windows desktop? If you have, then you can exactly understand that what Digital Zoom is. It is quite different from an Optical Zoom which usually takes place in cameras. In case of optical zoom, lenses actually move and magnify the scenario in front of camera, where as Digital Zoom only zooms the existing image, thus breaking an image into pixels. Hence, there is no point in Zooming and taking any image, it is better to get closer physically and then take the snap.

Focus should be at the right point

You must have observed few times that even if you try to keep your hand stationary, the subject sometimes gets blurred in the snapped image. This is because the focus of the lens was not at the right object, even though most of the smartphone are accompanied by a feature called as Auto-Focus but we would recommend you not to rely on it all the time, especially when you are in hurry to take an image.

The most common gesture to correct the focus point is by tapping on the screen, indicating your camera to focus on that particular point. This will always help you to take the image with a better quality

Use HDR and always emphasize on Primary Camera

Though we have been seeing lot many smartphone with high Mega-Pixel count on the secondary camera, but still they are no match of the primary camera (or the camera available at the back) of your smartphone. Hence, if you want a really good selfie of you and your friends, then it is advised that you try Primary camera instead of the secondary and also take HDR (High Definition Resolution) feature into consideration.

HDR capture multiple frames within a single click and then merges them to provide you with the best quality image. Obviously, taking a selfie with the primary camera is little complicated, but then the kind of results you will see will be fantastic.

So these were the most obvious tips, which you should always keep in mind while using the camera of your smartphone and as you go along with the flare of photography, you will keep on learning on your own. Apart from this, you will always have some great applications to improve your images anytime. So, stay Tuned and let us know your opinion about this article.


Abhinav Singh

Abhinav Singh, a software engineer who is very much interested in social engineering. He is responsible to manage all the social media profiles of Gadgets To Use. He also has a hobby of tracking new apps and gadgets and to share them with our readers as well.