PR for People Monthly MARCH 2017 - Page 36

Here, I asked the subject to go stand in the sun, while I was in the shade.

3. Try doing more closeups. This goes with trying to change the angle, but smartphone cameras are quite versatile and can handle closeups very well

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4. If you must include someone in the shot, make them secondary. That is, have them off to one side rather than just plopping them down in front of a landmark, for instance. Your image will be much more interesting. It will include your loved ones, but not obscure the landmark you are trying to record:

Notice here how the Freedom Tower and part of the Brooklyn Bridge are in the shot but it shows the couple being there as well. They are also doing something other than just standing there in front of the landmarks. They're not really secondary here, but they are off to one side in the composition. 

So, there are many ways of making your smartphone images better. Think always of the LIGHT and the ANGLE OF THE CAMERA. This will greatly improve your photographic efforts with any camera.