Tips For Taking Great Photos With Your New Tracfone

Take some cues from the pros to get beautiful, high-quality photos.

Now that you have a brand-new Tracfone phone in your hands, it’s the perfect time to test out all its new features, including the camera. New smartphones are equipped with excellent cameras to help you capture the moments that matter. To make sure your photos always look great, remember these photography fundamentals the next time you snap a picture.

Man taking a nature photo with his cell phone

Lighting matters

The better the lighting, the better your photos will look. Natural light is best, but it’s not always possible, especially if it’s nighttime or you’re inside. Professional photographers like to stand with their back to the light, so that it's pointing towards the subject. If the lighting isn’t ideal, it’s okay to turn the flash on to help illuminate the area. However, you want to avoid using flash during the day, because it can distort the image and cause red-eye.

Don’t zoom

Phone cameras have a digital zoom function that allows you to get a closer look at faraway objects. That’s great if you’re just snapping a quick, casual photo. But if you’re going for a more polished look, you should typically avoid taking photos while zoomed in. While every smartphone camera is different, zoom usually causes the photo quality to decrease.

Hold steady

Hold your phone and your arms completely still while taking pictures to prevent blurring. It’s also better if the subject you’re photographing is holding still, as well. However, that doesn’t mean you still can’t capture beautiful action shots. Just be sure to take multiple photos so you’ll be covered in case one or two come out blurry.

Focus in

Most new smartphones will automatically focus. However, the camera doesn’t always know what you want it to focus on. Before you take the picture, tap the screen where you want the focus to be. Wait for it to adjust, then go ahead and click. With the right focus, the subject of your photo can truly pop.

Framing and perspective

Finally, consider framing when you’re taking photos with your smartphone. Think about ways you can use the background and light to frame your subject. You can also play around with perspective. How will the photo look if you angle the phone or hold it higher or lower? Don’t be afraid to get creative to get the best pictures. Similarly, try rotating the orientation. You probably default to taking photos in portrait mode, but try rotating the photo horizontally to capture a wider view.

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