How to take amazing photos with your mobile phone

Many photographers, when encountering a bottleneck in shooting, pondered over their mobile phones and then looked at the latest flagship camera configurations of major brands to decide whether to “use their tools first if you want to do a good job”. But is that really a good idea?

As far as we can see, the release of the iPhone 4 by Sect Leader Qiao in 2010 is also a miracle. It is equipped with a 5 million pixel rear camera (the 4S is 8 million pixels). The configuration is not enough today, not to mention the gap in sensor size, aperture, lens and camera program optimization.

But Amir Hamja, a photography expert, took amazing photos with his iPhone 4 and 4S, which are now “chicken catching with performance”, to see how he turned corruption into magic.

■ Wide perspective

Make full use of the characteristics of the wide-angle lens of the mobile phone to shoot open scenes with large scenes. In the simple style of landscape characters, as well as urban space themes, can be competent for shooting tasks.

■ Back and forth care

Although there is no large area sensor and aperture to create a virtual depth of field, the combination of foreground settings and background subjects can still produce works with deep depth and interesting scenes.

■ Find the light path

The old camera lens is not a strong point in showing the light intensity level (tolerance) and anti glare, even a weak point. Then avoid the light and enter the mirror directly, use the light to cast on the object (direct projection and perspective), and show the texture of the light from the side.

■ Invert the perspective

It is the combination of the creative ideas of early conception and post production to reserve space for the later cutting and turning, and the early shooting waits for the projection or reflection of the characters to the proper position. What this shooting method tests more is the foresight composition and patience.

■ Backlight positioning

In addition to choosing the right time (morning and evening) and place (open space with sunlight) for shooting the backlight theme, it is equally important for the subject to be in the composition position. The overall occlusion of the main sun light source by the subject of the picture can avoid the deterioration of the picture quality caused by direct light, and can also better show the transmission and diffusion halo effect of highlights on the subject.

■ Later bonus

The image data taken by the new machine has more room for later adjustment, but for the images taken by the old machine with limited functions, the reasonable use of the later parameter adjustment and the adjustment of color and texture filters will bring about an obvious picture improvement effect.

See here, do you still insist on changing planes to take good pictures?

Maybe it’s not too late to hone the technology to maximize the performance of the equipment, and then consider the mobile phone with stronger performance. What’s your opinion?