With some simple tips such as keeping your hand certainly, keeping the lens clean, using photo editing apps, you can capture sharp photos as a camera only by your phone.
You often take looming photos by your mobile phone? Do not worry. Some tips below will help you overcome this situation.
Keep your hand certainly
Shaking your hand makes your photos loomed. Therefore, the first step to get a sharp picture is holding your phone certainly. If you can not feel your hand steady enough, you can buy a mini tripod specifically designed for smartphones that is sold in the market. If not, use both hands to hold and took a deep breath before shooting.
Shaking your hand also occurs when you touch the screen to shoot. To reduce this possibility, use the self-timer mode on your phone. Some phones having hardware keys or even using the headphones to take pictures instead of taping the icon on the screen.
The next solution is using the phone having optical anti-shake feature. Some models you should refer to are Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Nexus 6, the Lumia 930.
In addition, some camera apps of your original phone or others’ also provide features of optical or electronic anti-shake. On Android devices, try to find whether have any anti-shake option in the Settings.
With iOS users, it is recommended ProCamera (4.99 USD) having anti-shake feature, while Android users should try Camera FV-5 (85,840 dongs).
Keep the lens clean
Have you wiped your lens phone recently? If not, do it as soon as possible because the lens has fingerprints or dust during using. They make your pictures blurry and can not focus. You should use a soft peace of fabric wipe, glass wipes are preferably recommended.
Focus before shooting
The main reason of some blurry images is actors outside the focus. Most of smartphones allow you to tap the screen to select the focus point. Then, using autofocus lock feature to fix the focus point even you recompose your photo after that.
On the iPhone, press and hold the square in an arbitrary point, AE / AF lock option will immediately appear in the frame showing locked brightness and focus point. To change or remove it, tap again on the screen.
Some Android smartphones require a separate application to lock the focus point. FV-5 Camera app offers this feature, called AF-L.
Find light source
Obviously, shooting in good lighting conditions would have better result than in low-light conditions. Unlike digital camera’s, lens on the phone usually has a fixed aperture. To change the light level, you have to change the shutter speed and IOS instead of aperture.
To accurate exposure in low light conditions, camera on the phone has to keep its shutter open longer, thus making pictures blurry and noisy. In addition, avoid using digital zoom option in order not to make your photos blurry.
Use photo editing apps
After applying tips mentioned above, you can use some photo editing applications to increase sharpness of your pictures. There are many software by third-parties such as Snapseed (free) including effects sharpening photos during treatment. However, it is noted that pictures need taking in full resolution before editing so that effects on your picture are as natural as real.