Every time your smartphone takes a photo, it does a lot of post-processing on the backend, but what if you were to take those matters into your own hands instead. That's the advantage of shooting in RAW, where you can use editing apps to work with pure unprocessed visual data to get the best possible image.
If you're looking to take a photo before you dig in to that sumptuous meal sitting in front of you, consider how you're going to compose that image. Good food photography takes some thought and good habits to make the dish look delicious, and they're not hard to follow whenever you want to truly capture a culinary delight.
You may take a lot of photos on your phone at any given time or situation, but you may not realize how poor some of them are because of common errors. Your smartphone's camera is probably capable of so much more, but to get there, you need to remember some fundamentals and make use of the tools available to you.
Night and low-light conditions are some of the most challenging to shoot photos in, and more often than not, you may end up with something between just okay or downright terrible. Don't give up just yet — there are ways to boost your phone's low-light photography to new heights.
Taking a selfie may be spontaneous or planned, but making it a good shot doesn't have to be as challenging when following a good set of rules to set it up. Wherever you go, and however you want to go about capturing yourself and your surroundings, a better way to do it is in your hands.
Every smartphone is equipped with an LED flash designed to help light up a scene when you need it while taking a photo, except this common feature is deeply flawed and limited in its ability. For a good photo, you'll be better off avoiding it altogether, or risk the likelihood of capturing something that looks washed out and unnatural.
Shooting portraits with your phone is easy enough to do, but making them stand out from others takes some thought. Making use of both your phone's camera features and the environment around you can help turn an otherwise standard photo into a striking image that draws emotion or tells a story.
Kids and pets are family treasures, and capturing them in their element at home is one of life’s pleasures. Whether they're alone or together, capturing images of these two prized possessions can be an adorable pursuit, especially when you put the two of them together. However, sometimes that can be difficult. Here's how to do your best.
The smartphone you use probably has a capable camera, if not an excellent one, but you may not be getting the most out of it. Whether you have blurry or crooked photos, or maybe out-of-focus and choppy video in certain conditions, you can rectify that with some proper methods.
That smartphone you're holding not only has a camera, but it probably has a decent one capable of taking good photos. Getting better shots is a matter of knowing the camera you have and following some basic fundamentals wherever you are. With so many features and effective software increasingly helping get the job done, it still helps to know how to wield your device to capture images in ways you haven't done before.
Anyone paying attention to smartphone specs in recent years may have noticed manufacturers upstaging each other by increasing the megapixel count on their devices. Bigger numbers, bigger sensors and bigger expectations, but all isn’t as it seems once you dig deeper.
One of the easiest things to do with a smartphone is capture a vista or faraway scene because you can just point and shoot. But with a few tweaks and adjustments, your landscape photos can come out looking better.
Apple took a big step forward with the iPhone 11 camera, while Google looked to maintain its perch in the mobile photography battle. The gap certainly closed between them, making for interesting comparisons, though it's clear who wins out in most scenarios.