Take better smartphone photos and videos with these tips

Family and friends are over, kids are ripping into their presents and the table is…

Family and friends are over, kids are ripping into their presents and the table is set beautifully – so how are you going to immortalize these precious holiday memories?

As the expression goes, the best camera is the one you have with you – and for about 85 percent of Americans, that would be a smartphone.

If that’s the case, while these devices are a lot more impressive than smartphones from even, say, five years ago, you could probably benefit from a few simple “phoneography” tips to ensure those magical moments are captured just the way you want.

After all, your digital photos and videos won’t just be viewed throughout your lifetime, but by future generations, too.

A few simple suggestions:

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Don’t use digital zoom

Get closer by walking up to your subject with your smartphone or using the camera’s optical zoom to magnify the image. Avoid digital zoom, however, which is a software trick that can simulate getting closer to the subject, but can make photos look blurry or pixelated. 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2021/12/24/tips-better-smartphone-photos-videos/9010592002/