Monday, April 11, 2011

5 Tips for Smart-Phone Photography

1. Shoot a lot of pictures ... I find the auto focus and exposure controls are off from what I want 30-50% of the time.  Taking a lot of shots gives me insurance.

2. Pay attention to white balance ... Expect auto white balance to be off some of the time.  Make a manual selection (incandescent, flourescent, daylight, cloudy) for more control.

3. Use the flash ... The LED's are a great on-axis fill for close-ups, and using the flash helps differentiate the subject from the background.

4. Plan on doing the ususal post-capture processing, especially tonal adjustments and sharpening, on all pictures.

5. As with all equipment, learn the limits of the camera. Your creativity will thrive within known and understood boundaries.

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