Low light photography tips for the best smartphone pictures

Photos in Low light with Smartphone

It is challenging to take photos in low light using a smartphone. Using most of the following techniques you can capture best photos in low light with most of the camera phones. It has been long since the camera was introduced in the smartphones. Nowadays you can see the smartphones with two, three, and four cameras. All of these cameras have a convenient way to use one. A smartphone has become the suitable to use more features. But it is only possible during the day or with natural light.

To avoid this, some companies use large sensors, others use a wide angle lens. Other companies are trying to make artificial intelligence and machine learning to make them suitable for low-light images. However, nothing can be said to be completely useful. Here are some strategies that can help you to shoot at low light using your phone.

1. Know your camera

Know Your Camera

If you buy a new phone first you need to know clearly about it. Every company’s camera phones will have its own features and controls. For example, on some phones, the Pro mode does not have a shutter speed choice. Some phones with dual cameras have an optical zoom combined with a wide-angle telephoto lens. But some phones have a monogram and the RGB sensor. Some of them have portrait modes, consistent color sensor, and a unique deep sensor. So first you need to know which dual camera phone has what type of features.

And you have to go to the camera settings on the phone. The grid (it helps you set your images correctly) and can be used to analyze the quality. 16: 9 as the shots reduce analyzes, the 4: 3 ratio allows us to get a regular full-sized megapixel. You should also check whether HDR mode is enabled.

2. Learn to use Pro mode

Pro mode in Camera

To be able to shoot at low light conditions, the Pro method is very helpful and should be used perfectly. The Pro system in most phones (not everything) is used to accelerate settings like shutter speed, ISO, white balance, metering. With images taken in low light, the ISO must be kept in the range of 400 to 800, and the shutter speed is to be reduced by about 1/5 or 1secs. If you have very less light, it is better to keep the shutter speed up to about 1/20 or 1/15secs.

Some phones, such as Samsung Galaxy S9, have F/1.5 and F/2.4. In low light conditions, the F/1.5, though the shutter speed is high, it is more than enough to capture good photos in low light. The new Xperia XZ 2 Premium phone offers up to 512000 ISO speed-up, but the faster shutter speed attracted more light, increasing the sensor’s feel and helping to make the best shots in low light. This Pro method is used to take long-lasting images. For 30 seconds, the power of the shutter speed will be good. The ISO can be used at a minimum of 100-200, with a shutter speed of 10 to 15 seconds and a phone should be used in a fixed location.

3. Raw Photography

Raw Photography

If your phone has a choice to shoot in a Raw mode, you can use it to shoot in low light conditions. Raw mode is available in the OnePlus 5T, the Honor View 10, the Google Pixel 2 and the apple phones with the iOS 10 and above. While filming in this RAW mode, it comes better than a JPEG image in the post-production.

4. You can use a tripod

Smartphone Tripod

As mentioned earlier, if the shutter speed decreases to photos taken in a low light, the sensor can get more light. At the same time, if you keep the shutter open for a long time, the picture is motionless and obscure. Even if your hand is slightly muddy, the photo output won’t be good enough. So it’s good to take with a tripod when shooting at low light. The tip is used to make the phone straight and as long as you give the light to the sensor, the photos output are clear and better.

5. Do not Zoom

When the light is low, do not zoom. When a smartphone is exposed to the camera, the frame graphic is aimed at a distant object. So, we will lose the final output, since the picture from the distance is satisfactory. If your phone has an optical zoom, its variation differs. However, the pictures taken by a telephoto lens, which usually have a lower particle, are not so satisfactory. So if you want to take a closer look at the distant object, it is better to get in touch with the object instead of just zooming it out.

6. Use Natural light

Use Natural Light in Photos

Finally, take pictures where the light is on, and act smartly. Even if you have a low brightness in this way, you can take a special picture using a single light support like a neon bulb. You may want to use the flashlight in low light. But when most of the time when flash is used, the excessive light reflects in the film and provides red eyes and a high-pulverized skin. So it’s best to have a snap in natural light.

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