When you see something that you have to have a picture of, it’s generally more convenient to grab your phone from your pocket than to get out your real camera (assuming you don’t go everywhere with your camera around your neck.) Although it is generally the most convenient, its not always the top quality option. Although it’s not perfect, you can probably get better quality photos from your camera phone.
Keep Your Lens Clean and Scratch-Free
If you have the time remember to clean the excess dust and dirt off of your lens before trying to take your picture. To keep your lens from getting scratched, a case will keep your phone off of dirt on the table that will scratch the lens if drug across the table.
Do Not Use Zoom
All that digital zoom really does is crops off the outside of the picture. If you can step as close as possible to the subject. Crop the photo later if necessary. Digital zoom will reduce the overall quality of the photo.
Check Your Camera App’s Settings
Make sure that your picture size, resolution, or quality is set to the highest option. If you are sending the photo through a message, lower quality pictures will save time and data but for personal pictures you want the very best. change the white balance settings as needed for different pictures. The daylight and cloudy options generally have a warmer hue to them than the incandescent option which has a cooler more blue-gray hue. Also change the exposure higher to brighten pictures and lower to darken photos, this option is very good for increasing quality of pictures.
Filters are generally overused but not without reason. A picture that is mediocre can be made passable with a filter. Generally something simple like black and white will make the picture look better but play around with different filters and different camera apps to find out what looks best to you and for your photo.