As photographers, whether you’re a pro or just a hobbyist, we all want to be able to capture life’s special moments. Since we often don’t know when a special moment might happen it’s important to always be ready for a photo opportunity.
Lucky for us, this is easier than ever with the rapid increase in cell phone camera quality. It’s often said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and most of us have our phones with us at all times.
So here are some tips and tricks to help you get the best images with your cell phone camera:
1. Quick access to camera
Great photo opportunities only last a few seconds before they’re gone, so it’s important to have quick access to your phone’s camera. On the iPhone from the lock screen simply swipe left to access your camera, or swipe up and tap the camera icon. Or press and hold the camera icon in the Control Center screen to immediately pull up a multiple choice option menu with Take a Selfie, Record a Video, Record Slo-Mo, and Take a Photo.