Taking Better Photos With Your Smartphone

On Sundays, we not only have the time to sleep in, bake bread and work out, but also to go outside and explore our surroundings. We always make sure to take some snapshots of days like these to remember. At the same time, we’re always looking for tips to step up our Instagram game.

So we asked one of the photographers behind WhiteWall for his tips for taking better photos with your smartphone. With WhiteWall, you can print out your favorite photos for your home directly from the phone. So that they’re not only just files on the phone anymore, but beautiful memories on the wall. Have a look and happy Sunday!

TAKE A LOT OF PHOTOS

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If you take more photos than you need, you can easily decide afterwards which ones you like best. At the same time, you will get more and more practice when shooting and automatically get better.

GET CLOSE

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Don’t use the zoom function on your phone. Your photos will only lack quality. Instead, get close to your subject.

CLEAN YOUR LENS

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The daily use of your smartphone can cause some dirt on your lens. Again, this can have a bad effect on the quality of your photos.

LOOK FOR THE LIGHT

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In general, the light source should be behind the photographer. But depending on the situation, it’s good to take some time to see which light direction works best for your subject.

CREATIVITY IS KING

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Good composition is crucial for a good photo. Play around with perspectives, reflections and light to see what’s possible.

EDIT

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If you want to edit something in your photo, you can do so with an app or at your computer. And while there’re lots of possibilities, often times it’s just enough to change the contrast as well as brightness / exposure. Even only slightly cropping your photo so that the subject is in focus can go a long way.

HANG YOUR PHOTOS ON THE WALL

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If you’d like to look at your photos again and again, it’s nice to have them hanging on your living room wall. And with the WhiteWall app, you can order them directly from your iPhone or iPad. For our photo of tree trunks, we ordered a wooden photo print. We then selected the Kodak Metallic to reflect the waves in the upper photo. Finally, the structure of the fine art paper print is the perfect choice to show the surface of the rocks.

In collaboration with WhiteWall

Cinemagraphs by Ana Santl

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