If someone told me a couple of years ago that smartphone photography will be very important now, I would have doubted big time. The devices at the time had fixed lenses, small sensors and their performance were awful in all conditions.
Choosing the right smartphone for your photos:
Battery Life Of The Smartphone
An important thing to consider is the battery life of the smartphone you will use for taking your pictures. Ideally, you will want a smartphone that works at 4.000 mAh like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or even better. The reason for this is that when you are shooting with a smartphone, especially during the day, you’ll want to have the brightness of your screen turned up to the maximum to be able to see what you’re shooting. Turning up the brightness can drain your battery quickly.
Phone Storage Size
There is no need to spend a lot of money on smartphones with very huge storage 128GB should be enough to store photos from a couple of trips or more.
The megapixel count on smartphones is important in landscape photography, a high megapixel number doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be able to take amazing pictures. The key to taking great photos using your smartphone is actually in the size of the camera sensor – the bigger the sensor, the better your photos will be in terms of quality.
Techniques to take good landscape photos
- Find the Best Exposure for Landscapes.
- Use a Tripod.
- Clean the lens.
- Shoot at Dawn or Dusk: The best time to get out your phone and take a photo is 30 minutes before and after sunrise or sunset. To get a warm glow on your photos by taking landscape photos 30 min after sunrise and before sunset.
- Add a Lens to your smartphone.
- Turn on the grid to make use of the compositional Rule of Thirds.
With these tips above you be a better photographer.