OUR PHO­TOG­RA­PHER STE­FAN LINDEQUE’S FIVE TIPS FOR TAK­ING GREAT PIC­TURES ON YOUR PHONE

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1. Avoid us­ing the flash as it can make the im­ages look flat. In­stead, use the ex­ist­ing light and watch for dis­tract­ing shad­ows spoil­ing your shot. 2. Stay away from the zoom func­tion; it makes im­ages grainy and poor qual­ity. 3. Don’t al­ways rely on auto ex­po­sur. Usu­ally a press and hold on sub­jects that look too dark is a big im­prove­ment and it will al­ter the fo­cus of the shot to what you ac­tu­ally want to fo­cus on. 4. Pay at­ten­tion to com­po­si­tion by look­ing for pat­terns and sym­me­try, and em­brace neg­a­tive space. Keep­ing lines straight and sym­met­ri­cal rather than at an an­gle will make your im­age look more professional. 5. Con­sider re­touch­ing the im­ages in one of the many edit­ing pro­grams. The app Snapseed is a good (free!) place to start.

☞ This en­tire shoot was shot on the Sam­sung Galaxy S8.

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