Tips for improving the quality of your camera phone photos:
- Clean your camera
Keep the lens clean. Most important, and most often overlooked.
- Steady Your Shots
As with all digital photography, the more steady your camera phone is when taking your shot the clearer your image will be. This is especially important in low light situations where the camera will select longer shutter speeds to compensate for the lack of light.
**One trick is to lean your camera phone (or the hand holding it) against a solid object (like a tree, wall, ledge) when taking shots.
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- Consider Shutter Delay
Keep in mind that many camera phones also suffer from 'shutter lag' (ie the time between when you press the shutter and when the camera takes the shot can be a second or so). This means you need to hold the camera still a little longer to ensure it doesn't take a shot as you're lowering it away from the subject.
- Get Close Up
One of the most common mistakes with camera phone images is that their subject ends up being a tiny, unrecognizable object in the distance. Camera phone images tend to be small due to low resolution (although this is changing) - so fill up your view finder with your subject to save having to zoom in on the subject in editing it later (zooming decreases photo quality).
- Shooting Video: Follow the Action
People tend to move fast when following the action, or get distracted by the action. Try to slowly pan along with it and focus.
Andy Sheldon, CEO of Fizwoz, the first ever online auction site for mobile phone captured photo and video. Fizwoz matches consumer content with potential buyers from television networks to social networking sites.
In order to make it easy for sellers to post their photo or video to the marketplace, fizwoz provides an app for almost all smart phones worldwide including the iPhone, Blackberry, Nokia, and Windows Mobile-based phones.
Newly-launched, Bay Area-based fizwoz.com can get you paid for your photos and videos. Consumers need only download the FREE application and begin taking photos or video with their mobile device. Fizwoz categories include: breaking news, public figures, entertainment, sports, places and fun.
Fizwoz is holding a photo contest called fizwoz Football Fever Contest for the 2010 World Cup. It launches at midnight on June 11, and encourages people to submit photos and videos of fans and celebration of the games, no matter where you are.
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