How can you take good pictures with your mobile phone camera?
Everyone who has a Facebook or Twitter page will have seen what bad pictures taken on mobile phone cameras looks like, and this can lead to the presumption that it is impossible to take a shot with any degree of aesthetic value using the cameras in the devices – but this is far from the case. Taking good pictures with one of these cameras just means that you need to think carefully about what you want to photograph, and take the time to learn how to use the camera in your phone before starting.
The cameras in good mobile phones will offer the user a number of ways in which they can improve the image they shoot, and it makes sense to explore these fully – after all, you wouldn’t try to write a song without learning to play an instrument first, would you? The process of learning about your camera phone is thankfully a lot easier than learning to play the guitar or piano, but you should take time to find out whether it has a flash function and a white balance. Being able to shoot with a flash, will offer you the chance to shoot pictures indoors in lower lights, without sacrificing the quality; while having a white balance should make sure that the colours in the picture adjust to fit different lighting levels.
You should also remember things that can seem so obvious as to be insulting – like making sure the lens is clean. The thing is, with a normal camera, you would automatically check this, but because the mobile phone cameras are part of an overall media package, it is easier to forget about basic maintenance like this. Furthermore, the fact that the phone is used more frequently than a normal camera would be means that there is far greater chance of the lens getting dirty.