Photography Tips: Make your Android Photos like a Pro

android photos - Photography Tips: Make your Android Photos like a Pro

The best smartphone camera on the market right now is the camera of the Pixel 2, a phone developed by Google with an Android operating system. All Android phones have great tech, but they particularly soar above the competition in terms of camera technology.

Each Android phone is different, but there are a few tips that work for all Android phones that will help you use that great camera tech to its fullest, and make your Android photos look better.

There are two halves to taking a great photo—great tech, and great technique. The Android smartphone gives you the tech you need. We’ll tell you some of the technique, and how the technique can be applied to the tech.

Once you understand what your Android phone camera is capable of, and how you can use it to its full capability, you’ll start taking amazing pictures in no time. So read on to learn some tips about photography, and your phone’s inner workings. You’ll be taking better photos with your Android phone in no time!

Set your focus, exposure and ISO manually

When it comes to your Android’s camera, its auto focus, exposure, and ISO features are very good. You can just pull your phone out for a picture, and let the phone do the rest for the most part. For the best photos possible though, you’ll want to take the reins on how (and what) your camera focuses on, what the ISO level is, and on the exposure time your camera gets with a picture.

To manually set your focus, generally you just have to tap where you want your focus to be on the screen. Another option—make sure your phone camera is on manual mode in your camera settings. This should give you some focus options once you’re back in the app.

Setting your exposure and ISO to different times and amounts also requires you to get into manual mode. Once again, go into your camera’s settings to activate them. Then, to adjust exposure time, lengthen or shorten your Shutter Speed setting, which is generally represented with an “S”, or an icon of interlocking circle segments. Aperture, or how open the lens is, also determines exposure, but on smartphones this value is fixed per each phone and phone model.

By Jessica Lanman

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