I was on the bus the other day going through my Youtube Recommendations when I saw something that blew my mind.
The Huawei’s P30 Pro Ten times Optical Zoom and its outstanding Night sight.
Good lighting is an absolute must for great outdoor and indoor photos.
Light determines the brightness, dimness, quality, mood and the atmosphere of a photo.
Learning the basics of light manipulation will take you from amateur to pro-grade photography in weeks.
I want to let you in on a little secret; The best time to take photos is on a particular period during the day called “The Golden Hour”, this period comes usually after sunrise and before sunset.
You can observe the way light bounces off objects in the surrounding area to judge which position will achieve optimal results.
Most Photos which are taken in the day, generally, don’t have issues with poor lighting conditions, except in special cases like a rainy day.
On the other hand, night photography can be a little bit of a snag.
Most Flagship smartphones like the Google Pixel 3 and the Huawei P30 pro are on the ball when it comes to night photography.
They achieve this by keeping their shutters open longer than usual, this lets more light and information into the camera and in turn, produces much brighter photos.
Hey! This shouldn’t be so serious. Try to keep it Light-Hearted. No pun intended.
2. VIEW THE WORLD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
In Life, we learn that keeping a cool head during a problem and observing the situation from a different point of view most times leads us to a positive answer.
Photography works the same way, kind of.
Theoretically, perspective in creative arts and photography is the art of representing a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface.
To cut the science talk short, perspective is all about adding depth to photos and shooting your photos from different angles instead of just one.
You can apply the principle of perspective in photography using various methods such as; moving up and down, move left and right, moving to an angular position- whatever produces the best image.
Bottom line, try and exploit various angles to achieve success.
3. APP! APP!! AND AWAY!!
One of the perks of mobile photography is that it lets you optimize and tweak your images right off the bat.
The smartphone world is teeming with applications that can help you turn a not so great photo into one that’s remarkable.
Most of these apps are available for free while some require you to make in-app purchases before you can access their full capabilities.
Some features featured on these apps are;
1. Advanced exposure and white balance configurations
2. Depth of field modification
3. Ability to export your photos in various formats such as RAW, HEIF, and JPEG.
4. Radial filter features as seen in Adobe Light-room
5.Development of custom presets
And I’m sure you all have heard of Retouching. With retouching, you can edit skin tones, remove acne, clone, dodge and burn-basically cheaper plastic surgery.
To be honest, most of these apps achieve spectacular feats, I think they deserve some appreciation, don’t they?
Here is a list showing the top free mobile photography editing apps you can use to make your photos look outstanding, you’re welcome.
1. Adobe Photoshop Express
3. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
5. Prisma Photo Editor
8. Enlight Photofox
10. Adobe Photoshop Fix
The list goes on.
Find the right app, watch some tutorials and become a master of your craft.
Today, we’ve learned;
1. Good Lighting is your friend.
2. Sometimes all we need is to view the world from a different perspective.
3. Appreciate mobile photography applications
Which phones do I recommend?
I took some time out to do research and came up with a bunch;
High Budget smartphones
1. Google Pixel 3
2. Huawei P30 pro
3. Samsung Galaxy S10+
4. iPhone 10 S max
Mid Budget smartphones
1. One plus 7
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 9
3. Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Do you have what it takes to turn your smartphone into a Digital Camera?