How to take a good picture.

A common question I get asked is what  camera I use, followed by shock when I say my phone. I do own a digital camera, but it’s somewhere at the back of a drawer somewhere with no memory or battery 😂

Every picture I’ve uploaded has been taking on my phone. I have recently gone from a Samsung s3 to a s5, not sure if there’s a lot of difference between the pictures taken on either phone really!

So I thought I’d share some of my tips & tricks to getting a nice and clear picture, even using your phone camera!

1) Always use your back camera. It’s going to be better quality than the face camera. If you struggle to position your phone/camera towards you when using the back camera, you can have a mirror handy to make sure you’ve lined up your shot correctly!

2) Take pictures in natural daylight. I always take mine standing right in front of my window.

3) Edit! You don’t need photo shop or fancy editing software! I use “Fotor” which is a free app, it allows you to adjust brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation…etc. Play around with the settings until your photo is nice and clear!

4) If you’re finding the colours in your picture are being washed out, or of you’re quiet pale sometimes you’ll find you literally look milk bottle white in pictures. Hold something white within the frame of your picture, a piece of paper, some tissue, anything truly WHITE. This will help adjust the auto white balance and bring colour back to your picture where you want it.

That’s all I can think of right now, I hope that helps a little bit though! If you can think of anything else please let me know and I’ll add it to this post 🙂


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