Let’s face it, Redmi Note 9 Pro packs some outstanding camera setup. Well to be honest, majority of the smartphones these days starting from midrange especially to flagship models has DSLR-like camera feature.
Though with all these powerful camera setup built in a smartphone, not everyone is able to exploit its ability. Believe it or not, you can take professional grade photos straight from your device without the fancy gears and equipment that experienced photographers have? You read that right; by learning few tips here and there, you can step up your mobile phone photography. If you are ready, then let us kick this off.
A Clean Slate
Before shooting a photo, you have to ensure that everything is in order. Oftentimes, this means that you have to do pre-shot cleaning. In other words, clean your phone’s camera before taking any shot.
Get rid of Digital Zoom
As much as you want to have a closer look of your subject across the field, you may need to be content with your picture. However, zooming in before taking a shot isn’t the answer. Digital zoom shots are just resized and cropped images not like optical zoom. Digital zoom is not going to yield grainy image but, will reduce resolution of the photo and also, exacerbate vibrations from hands which leaves you with poor representation of the subject.
Generally speaking, avoid using digital zoom whenever you can. Try using an alternative instead such as telephoto lens.
Use a Tripod
If you are trying to shoot skylines or sunset and want to eliminate those little blurs, then you must start familiarizing yourself with tripod. This is the most used tool of any photographer. Having a good and quality tripod is extremely important, which is funny because many smartphone photographers typically leave this out.
Indeed, having a steady hand is better than shaky ones but neither matches the versatility of a tripod with regards to putting your own ideas into your photos. It opens new possibilities and styles in photography whether doing low light photography, time-lapse, long exposures, light painting and a lot more.