When you point your smartphone camera at a subject or scene, it does it’s best to get you a properly exposed image. You’ve probably noticed though that sometimes it does a better job than others. Sometimes our smartphone cameras want to make our images too dark (underexposed) and sometimes they’re too bright (overexposed). When this happens, you can fix it before taking the picture by adjusting the yellow exposure slider next to the focus square. Just tap the spot on the phone screen where you want to change the exposure and then use the sun icon to increase (slide up) or decrease (slide down) the exposure.
Try This: Take a photo at Sunset and increase the exposure by tapping on the screen.
Proper exposure will make a huge difference in your smartphone photography!
Turn off the Flash
While the flash on smartphones has improved quite a bit over the years, you can’t change the fact that it’s just a small and not very powerful LED light. If you’re shooting at night, whenever possible, turn off the flash and use the camera app’s exposure slider to brighten the photo.
If there’s no available light, you may have no choice but to use flash and that’s ok! A flashy photo is better than no photo at all!
Try This: Take a photo in low light and then take the same photo using the exposure slider to compare.
Proper exposure will make a huge difference in your smartphone photography! If you have any questions, as usual, let me know!