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How to Take Good Photos Using Your Phone

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While I wish I had my camera with me for everything I do, sometimes it just isn’t possible. However, I still like to take photo momentos of some of the fun I have with my friends, partner, and family! You can take great photos with your phone, and here is how I get some of my best shots!

how to take good photos using your phone

Why I Love to Use My Phone

I have a great camera! Ok, It actually belongs to my partner, but he taught me how to use it. While, I love using it, especially at events, I hate lugging a big bag with me everywhere we go. Also, the camera strap hurts my neck. There are times I forget to bring the camera with me, and there are times where it just isn’t practical.

When looking for a phone, the camera capability has been at the top of my list for the last several years. Currently, I use a Samsung S9, but I plan to upgrade to the S10 in the near future. I know lots of bloggers and influencers prefer an I-phone, and there are some exclusive apps for it, it just isn’t for me.

How to take good photos with your phone

how to take good photos using your phone

My tips are fairly simple, and I get great quality photos from following these tips. So, these are my best tips on how to take good photos using your phone:

  1. I always make sure my lens is clean.
  2. I look for ways to find good lighting. Poor lighting can make for poor quality photos or editing hassles.
  3. Never use the zoom in features on your camera phone. It lessens the quality and can make them look grainy.
  4. Have great editing software on your phone. I have photoshop and lightroom on my phone. Also, when I buy presets for Instagram, I look for ones that have more than one type. The current one that I am using comes with 10 types for the style, which is great for using when fixing lighting issues.
  5. Have fun with it. Play with all the features, learn your angles, and be sure to take a few different shots to make sure you have the perfect shot.


Final Thoughts

I hope you find these tips helpful. What would you add? Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to get more tips and stories on style and my adventures!

how to take good photos using your phone



  1. Christie Roberts
    October 3, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Good lighting is key!

  2. Alice F
    October 10, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I love to take photos. You are right, good lighting and clean lens make a lot of difference in the final product.

  3. Suzanne Giroux
    October 14, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I enjoyed reading your tips and I have found lighting is one of the most important aspects for great pictures.

  4. Laurie Nykaza
    October 16, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Thanks for the great tips to use. I have just started taking photos with my phone and these tips should really help me take better pictures.

  5. Dana Rodriguez
    April 10, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    These are great tips. We take a lot of photos with the phone!

  6. Hannah Chase
    May 22, 2020 at 2:10 am

    This is helpful! Good lighting is definitely a must. I need to download editing software on my phone.

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