You have a Smartphone and you like capturing pictures with it but there are camera tricks that you need to know if you want to have better picture quality and a better photography experience. Let us find out some tips, tricks and apps that will help you capture images in a better frame.
Capturing Picture in Panorama
Often you feel like capturing the whole image in one go especially when you are keen on capturing the completely scenic view. At times it is not possible to get a wide range even after adjustments, for this, you can get an app called Panorama. This app is available for Android and iOS users for $0.99. This way you will be able to get the panorama effect that is life like and instantly share it across social media. Additionally you will be able to capture spherical panoramas too.
If you want to capture multiple pictures without a pause but your Smartphone lacks the ability then you need not feel sad about it, instead opt for Burst mode. This mode enables capturing pictures in multiple successions quickly. Now you need not worry about time lag while you capture one picture and you wait for your camera phone to prepare for taking another picture. This shutter lag is overcome by CameraX app. Interestingly if you are keen on capturing the best shot you can use this app and keep clicking, later on you can choose the best angle and the best shot picture and delete the rest.
You can go for CameraX this is a free app available for Android users. This app enables in burst mode capture. This gives you the option of choosing images that you find suitable, now you need not keep pressing the shutter button. As far as iOS users are concerned, they can install Camera Awesome with burst mode; this app is available free. For Window phone users they can do with Turbo Camera.
Achieving Time lapse
If you are the creative one who prefers telling a story with pictures then this one is for you. Opt for an app that will help creating a time lapse. Shooting pictures that are joined together for creating a movie like experience telling the entire story is interesting indeed. One thing to note is that during the image capturing the camera need to be held still. You can install Lapse it, this is a free app available for Android as well as iOS users. For holding your Smartphone still during the image shots, you can use a tripod stand.
Creating Stop Motion Animation
Ever heard of something like a stop motion animation; this is a technique often used by professionals to create movement of a stationary object by capturing it from different angles. You can create the same effect by downloading StoMo a free app for iOS users. By utilizing the simple UI you will get the facility of auto-alignment of frames, you can make adjustments in the playback speed according to fps (Frames Per Second).
If you are an Android user then you can opt for Clayframes this will allow you to select the playback speed fps, video size and even give you the option to export it so that you can share it.
Opting for Photo Filters
Often you wonder as to how a picture will come out especially when you are shooting with a low-end camera phone. This can be easily resolved with installing a photo filter app like Powercam for Android as well as iOS device. You can easily create desired effects and have a preview of the picture or a video that you are about to capture. This way you will be able to find out in advance how the picture or a video will look after you capture it.
Additionally you can also opt for apps that help create usual effects like color tones, tilt-shift and single color effects.
Creating Photo effects
We all love giving that personal extra touch to the pictures captured. This is now made possible with apps that enable giving photo effects. You can add a tilt-shift effect to enable a miniature effect. You will be able to create photo blurring and sharpness angle in the same image. You can install Powercam for both Android and iOS while HD pro Camera is available for iOS users only.
You can also create the effect of masking in a picture to highlight a specific portion of an image. FocusMe is an app for iOS users that helps creating this effect. While Photofunia app is available to all users than can be utilized by all Smartphone users. Now you can easily highlight a specific portion of an image while the other portion will be blurred out creating a spotlight like effect in the picture.
All the above given apps are helpful in creating the desired effects and are useful for Smartphone users who are keen on shooting pictures and videos with their phones.