How to Take Great Photos With Your Phone: PART 2

1: Look for symmetry. 

Pictures that contain symmetry can be incredibly pleasing to the eye, it’s also one of the simplest and most compelling ways to compose a photo. In photography, symmetry usually means creating an image that can be divided into two equal parts that are mirror images of each other.

2: Capture small details. 

Close-up images that capture small, intricate, and delicate details can make for really compelling visual content. Keep an eye out for textures and patterns like peeling paint, a gravel road, or a tile tabletop.

3: Use leading lines. 

In some photos, there’s a line that draws the viewer’s eye toward a certain part of the frame. Those are called leading lines. They can be straight or circulinear — think staircases, building facades, train tracks, roads, or even a path through the woods. Leading lines are great for creating a sense of depth in an image, and can make your photo look purposefully designed, even if you just happened to come upon a really cool shape by accident.

4: Focus on one subject. 

Many of the best photos include just one, interesting subject. So when taking a picture of one, spend some extra time setting up the shot. The subject shouldn’t fill the entire frame, and that two-thirds of the photo should be negative space — that helps the subject stand out even more.

5: Look for repetitive patterns.

Repetitive patterns, they appear whenever strong graphic elements are repeated over and over again, like lines, geometric shapes, forms, and colors. These patterns can make a strong visual impact, and photographing something like a beautiful, tiled floor can be enough to create a striking image. Other times, it’s more fun to keep an eye out for where they appear naturally or unintentionally.

Macro photography with a smartphone.
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