5 Ways to Avoid Blur with a Smartphone Camera

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I think it’s safe to assume most people take their smartphone cameras for granted, despite the leaps and bounds made in pocketable picture-taking technology. Unfortunately a lot of the time our smartphones produce overly blurry photos, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. A lot of the time blurry photos are the result of simple user error and sub-par stock software. With the right techniques and apps you can vastly improve the results provided by your smartphone’s camera.

1. If you want a really clear, focused photo from your smartphone then the first thing you need to do is get close to your subject. Yes, smartphone cameras have come on immensely – but that doesn’t mean they’re quite as good as your digital cameras. If you use the digital zoom on your smartphone you’ll find that the images become grainy and don’t focus as well, as all it does is makes the pixels bigger. If you want to zoom in further, you can always do this afterwards using the crop tool in an editing program.

Try and get as much natural light as possible. Even though manufacturers are beginning to produce phones which do cope better in lower light situations, you will get better results if there is a lot of natural light in your images. The ideal lighting is just before dusk or when it is slightly cloudy as extremely bright light can result in glare.

If you’re taking photos inside then it’s best to avoid fluorescent lights so try and find some natural light from a window. You can see below the difference of photo quality with just slight changes in the rooms lighting.

If you’re taking a photo at night, or when light is coming from directly behind your subject, you will need to use the flash setting but there are ways to use it well. It’s actually a good idea to take one with flash and one without if you’re not sure whether you have enough light. You can decide which is better later on, using an editing app to enhance them.
Smartphones go everywhere with you, so it’s hardly a surprise when they end up with a few smudges or fingerprints – this could ruin your photo though. Try and get hold of a microfibre cloth to clean it with, to avoid creating tiny scratches on your lens

This is where smartphone cameras have become extremely adaptable. The latest models will allow you to control your white balance for instance, to ensure you photos don’t come out yellow or blue. Most of the time they come out well using ‘automatic’, but you can always play around with the daylight, night time or sunset settings if necessary.Below is an example of different picture sizes, the larger the better, just make sure you have enough space on your device before you go taking lots of these! The picture on the right shows how the light settings can change your pictures!

 

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The ISO can also be adjusted accordingly. If you’re outdoors with lots of natural light, it’s best to have a low ISO – to result in a less grainy image. If you’re in a situation with little light, put it up as high as it will go. You’ll see a nice alternative if you want to avoid harsh flash.

It’s also best to set the resolution as high as possible, so you can capture larger, better quality images.