HOW TO TAKE BETTER PICS ON YOUR PHONE
S Clean the lens. Over time lint and dust collect, which leads to a blurred image.
S One of the easiest and best ways to improve your cellphone photos is to turn on the camera’s grid lines (look for this in the settings). When you are composing a picture, place strong lines and divisions in the scene, such as the horizon, on the grid lines. Allow elements of interest to fall on the places where the lines meet.
S Focus on one subject. Spend some time setting up the shot and tap the screen of your smartphone to focus the camera on your subject.
S Embrace negative space. The areas around and between the main focus of your image can take a photo from “good” to “great”. When you include a lot of empty space your subject will stand out more. It could be a wide expanse of sky or water, an empty field or a wall.
S Set your phone to its highest picture quality and resolution. You won’t be able to print out a shot if you only have a low-res version.
S Avoid “mirror shots” and arm-length selfies. Mirrors can confuse the auto-focus function. Rather get someone to take the photo for you.