Avoid Dull Snapshots: Tips for Taking Stunning Smartphone Pictures

Smartphone cameras have seen dramatic improvements, but technology alone won’t produce shots that grab attention. That’s where the human eye comes in. Here are eight tips to keep in mind when composing that shot, whether of family during the holidays or sights during a vacation. You don’t need to own a fancy camera or mess with manual controls. What’s the Subject? Give people something to latch onto when viewing your photo. As a rule of thumb, close-ups are better. At a party, for instance, avoid wide shots of random people mingling in a room, as the room becomes the subject — and that’s boring. Instead, get close-ups of the guest or two who’s laughing or singing. The photo is now about people having fun at a party. People mingling can…


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