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Capture Android Snaps Like a Professional Photographer

By Avery Pacheco, 21/06/2016, updated on 10/08/2019

Social apps have greatly integrated into our life - we check updates and new feeds from our friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and more. Most of us would like to post photos on the wall, sharing the fantastic moments of a trip, event and more. Some photos there are really high-quality. But as an amateur, how do we shoot amazing pictures only with an Android camera. In this post, we are going to show you how to capture Android snaps as a professional photographer.

1. Make Use of Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is a rule of thumb applied to the process of composing photographs. This guideline proposes that a picture should be imagined to be divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines. Then position the object you would like to stand out onto the intersections of the lines.

Rule of Thirds

2. Change an Angle

Sit down: Sitting down on the floor or on a seat give you a lower perspective and therefore, new photo opportunities. For example, when shooting a photo of a building, a lower perspective will add overbearing feel.

Sit Down

Climb up high: Head for a tower, tall building or hill to get a stunning view of a city or landscape. You can capture a panorama of a bright night of a city, misty morning in the countryside and more.

Climb Up High

Hold Your Android Camera Up High: This is the easiest way to change your view. Simply holding the camera up above you will give you a different angle of the scene.

Hold the Camera High

3. Photography Vivid Colors

Human eyes are sensitive to color. So a colorful picture will always visually impact people. The number one tip I can give for achieving vivid colors in photography, is to focus on something colorful and bright, for example, a sunflower, a colorful building as the picture below and many others. Another tip I would like to tell you is making use of the saturation setting in your Android camera. You can adjust the saturation to make your photo brighter.

Vivid Color

4. Use Reflection

Reflection can be a great element to improve your photo. You can shoot landscapes with its reflection in mirror-like lakes, people holding an umbrella reflected in the water, an old building reflected in the water.

Use Reflection

5. Simplify your Photo

Have you ever heard of the KISS principle? "Keep it Simple, Stupid." It teaches us to strive for simplicity design and avoid unnecessary complexity because sometimes the beauty of simplicity is more attractive. Just exclude elements that may distract from our main message.

Simplify the Photo

6. Capture Every Moment and Choose the Best One

We always specially pose before the phone camera. But under most circumstances, we do not satisfy with those pictures as we always fail to pose like a professional model. So we strongly recommend you walk, talk, and more before the camera. This can help shooting more natural and true pictures.

Capture Every Moment