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How to take photos: All your friends are photography lovers and always tell you how, thanks to the technological progress of smartphones, they manage to take pictures incredibly beautiful, only by using the default camera of their Android or iOS device.

However, you are a little habitual person and, even if you have owned a smartphone for some time, you still use the digital camera. In theory, you would also like to change it and buy a Reflex, but the not really cheap cost of the device has always slowed you down. Don’t worry, I understand you very well; however you should listen to the advice of your friends: they are partly right. There is no doubt that a Reflex camera is capable of taking breathtaking photos, but it is a device that, in addition to being very expensive, requires a particularly expert hand to be exploited to the maximum. So I feel like giving reason to your friends who tell you that, thanks to the technological progress in the field of mobile devices, you can safely use the camera of your device to take equally wonderful photos. You don’t have to spend anything and you don’t even need to practice so much: take pictures with an Android and iOS device it will be very easy, if you follow my advice.

Now though, despite the fact that you are actually going to use your Android or iOS smartphone for take pictures, you feel a little confused: accustomed to mainly using your mobile phone as a tool to make phone calls and a digital camera to take photos, you don’t know how to fully exploit all the features of your smartphone. Don’t worry, I will be happy to help you. In today’s guide I will tell you about the tools offered by the default camera of your smartphone, Android and iOS, explaining you how to take pictures. Read this guide carefully and you will see that it will be very easy. Are you ready? All right, let’s get started. As usual, I wish you a good read.

How to take photos (iOS)

If you own an Apple smartphone equipped with an iOS operating system, then immediately start reading these lines of mine to find out how to use it to take photos. You will see that it will be very simple: keep your iPhone on hand and carry out all the steps with me. I am sure you will learn quickly!

Take your device and press the button located at the top to turn it on. Then unlock your phone with the button Home, placing your finger on the sensor Touch ID or by typing the unlock code, in case you have previously set it. At this point you will be taken to the main screen of your iPhone where you can see the entire list of installed apps.

Before we begin to explain the procedure you will need to follow take pictures with your iPhone, I would like you to take a moment to make sure you have the latest version of iOS. Without it you will not be able to access the latest functions of the Camera app which will allow you to take photos and record videos. If you don’t know how to proceed, my advice is to follow the directions that I have indicated in my guide on how to update iOS 10. Once your device has been successfully updated, then continue reading this article safely.

To understand how to take pictures with your iOS smartphone, you will have to use the application Camera, the default on your smartphone. Look for it among the list of pre-installed apps on your device and start it: it’s called Camera, it should be at the top of the list and obviously has the icon of one camera.

Now wait a few seconds for the app to start and all the features for taking photos are available that I will explain to you. By default, the iOS Camera app will launch in the section Photothus allowing you to take photos immediately. However, if you swipe left or right, you can take a look at the additional features of the Camera app. You can choose between Photo mode, 1: 1 mode, Panoramic mode, Video mode, Time-Lapse mode is Slow Motion mode.

The camera integrated in the iPhone is very functional and allows you to take photos with excellent quality. If you try to frame a subject or object, you will notice how the camera automatically focuses on the image and adjusts the exposure based on the subject you are pointing at. In this way, you will have the opportunity to take a sharp photo with perfect brightness. How about trying it out? Take a photo on the spot by pressing the shutter button one time. If you want to take a photo, through the front camera of your iPhone, press the button of the camera bottom right to activate the front camera.

As anticipated, among other functions for taking photos, Apple makes available in its devices 1: 1 mode and the Panoramic mode. Specifically, the 1: 1 mode narrows the frame of the camera screen and, by forming a square, optimizes its size so that you can take a photo and easily share it on social networks. I also find it very interesting to talk to you about Panoramic mode, designed for immortal breathtaking panoramas, through a wide angle photo. As you can see, the panoramic mode will present a guideline in the center of the screen to help you take the photo. For example, if you want to start taking a panoramic photo from left to right, make sure the arrow points to the right. On the contrary, however, if you want to start the panoramic photo from the right, tap the arrow to reverse its direction.

You are now ready to take a panoramic photo: touch the shutter button and slowly move the device’s camera in a straight line from one side of the frame to the other. It is a simple procedure but requires concentration and a steady hand for a breathtaking result: in fact, try to keep the arrow on the yellow guideline as much as possible, moving slowly.

Have you taken a photo with your iPhone and would you like to see it again? It ‘s very easy, you just have to access the multimedia gallery of your device. Find the box at the bottom left of the screen that will appear after taking a photo or recording a video. You will certainly notice it from the moment you can preview the photo or video you have taken. If you tap with your finger on it, you will enter the section Photo of your device and you will see the photo or video you took on the full screen. If you have taken more than one photo or recorded more than one video and want to review all the multimedia contents, press the button All the pictures, located at the top right, to access the multimedia gallery of your iOS device.

How to take photos (Android)

Are you a lover of Google services and therefore you could not help but buy an Android smartphone? Well, I’m glad you have clear ideas!

So if you’re reading these lines, it means you really want to know how take pictures on your Android smartphone? The answer is yes? No problem, I’ll explain it to you on the fly. Are you ready? All right, let’s get started!

Take your device and press the power button; obviously you won’t be able to take a picture if the phone is off. Now, unlock your phone by placing your finger on the sensor Touch ID (if in possession) or by typing the unlock code if you have previously set it. At this point you will be taken to the main screen of your Android smartphone where you can see the entire list of installed apps.

Just a small premise: before reading the procedure you will have to follow to take photos with your Android smartphone, make sure you have the latest version of the operating system, so that you can access the latest functions of the app Camera which will allow you to take photos and record videos. If you are not sure how to proceed, do not have problems following the instructions I have indicated in my guide on how to update android easily.

If the operating system of your Android smartphone is already updated and you just want me to explain how to take photos, then let’s not get lost in chatter: look for the application Camera of your smartphone. You can easily find it among the list of pre-installed apps on your device, then start it: it’s called Camera and obviously has a camera icon.

Now wait a few seconds for the app to start and all the features that will allow you to take photos in an optimal way are available; I will go on to explain in detail how you will do it. By default, the app Camera Android will start in the section Photo. Before starting to take pictures, I would like you to explore the application a little: there are in fact some interesting features that I would like to talk about.

Touch the menu symbol to open a side drop-down menu: you can see the other tools made available by the app: the mode Slow Motion, the mode Overview, the mode Photo Sphere and the Lens blur. Specifically, the modality Overview will allow you, to take panoramic photos, the mode Photo Sphere to take photos with a captivating spherical effect, while the mode Lens blur is practically there same exact functionality available on a Reflex camera. However, keep in mind that all these features may not be available on your smartphone: they depend on the model and brand of Android smartphone you have purchased.

Now that you have become aware of all the tools for taking photos that you can find inside a new generation Android smartphone, my advice is to go to practice: take a photo from your smartphone. So open the camera app and then tap the shutter button once you take a photo. Would you like to take a selfie using the front camera of your Android smartphone? No problem: press the camera button on the bottom left to activate the front camera.

Have you taken a bunch of photos and would you like to see them now? All you have to do is log in multimedia gallery of your device. Find the small circular section at the bottom right of the screen that will appear after taking a photo: you will be able to preview it and, if you click on it, you will enter the section Photo on your device, viewing the photo you took earlier on the full screen. In this case, if you have taken more than one photo and want to review all the multimedia content, press the button All the pictures, located at the top right, to access the multimedia gallery of your Android device. Did you see it was a snap to take photos from your smartphone?