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Tips to Take Better Night Photos with Your Phone

By Eskanisa R

08 December 2020

Simple guide to night photography is here.

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Most users today always consider list of things including camera before they decided to buy a new smartphone. It simply because, current smartphones have feature they can use to enhance photos taken even under extreme low light. Aside from low light photography feature or night more, you can capture stunning photos even after dark with these easy tips we summarized from vary resources.

1. Exposure
First of all, it requires light to take a photo. Incoming light can affect image quality. Pro or manual mode in the camera app can be found in most smartphones. There are three main elements of exposure, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.
ISO is how sensitive your (camera) sensor to light. A high ISO is best to use when you need the camera to capture more light for better photos in low light. Sad to say, increasing number on your ISO also will increase grain and noise.
Aperture also known as pupil of your lens effects exposure. The size of the entrance pupil is definitely essential to capture photos. Lower apertures allow more light pass through the lens. The more light, the sharper photos you can take.
Last but not least, shutter speed as duration of your (camera) shutter to open, exposing to the light while taking pictures. Slow shutter speed brings more light through the lens, but with faster one, the lens open for shorter time.

2. Tripod
This one is a must have for long exposure photography. The reason is because the extended shutter time to ensure you don’t take blury photos while you need to remain steady during the capture. You can use mini tripod, compact and lighweight, easy to carry anywhere.

3. Extra Light
When it comes to night photography, you can always use extra light including placing tissue or thin paper over the flash to soften the light, selfie ring light or backlight techniques to emphasize the depth behind your object.

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