The same scene, others out of the photo is very high-definition, texture, their own cell phones out of the photo is somewhat less than satisfactory. In the case of not replacing the phone, there is no way to improve the clarity of photos?
There are often private messages from students in the background asking.Why is your phone always blurry when you take pictures?
The problem of blurred photos, in addition to the quality of the phone itself, the main reason is the operating habits of individuals when taking pictures. Today's article is to share with you: how to improve the clarity of the photo method.
Wipe the lens
Cell phone lens will inevitably be stained with fingerprints, dust, grease, in fog, rain and other weather conditions are cell phone lens will produce a certain amount of fog, these problems will not only affect the clarity of the photo, but also affect the camera focus and exposure, so it is recommended that you wipe the phone lens before shooting.
In addition, some students may not notice that some cell phone cases with a layer of lens protection film, some of the material is not good protective film will affect the quality of the presentation of photos, if you find that the phone is not sharp enough to take pictures recommended to tear off this layer of protective film.
Most flagships on the market are made of high-strength glass lens, when the protection, the phone lens is not so easy to scratch.
Weather factors will greatly affect the transparency of the photo, sufficient light can enhance the transparency of the photo, while foggy days, cloudy days out of the photo will be gray.
We can't change the weather factor, but we can choose the right timing, lighting techniques and post-processing to improve the transparency of our photos.
For example, shooting plants and flowers, the morning light and moisture are more adequate, most flowers will be in full bloom in the morning, this time to shoot flowers is more appropriate.
©AAA | Xiaomi MI 9
The prime time to shoot night scenes is the "blues moment", where even light allows the camera to record more details.
© Wang Jia | OPPO Find X2 Pro
In addition, the warm and cold contrast atmosphere can better show the beauty of the night, so choose the blues moment to shoot night scenes will greatly improve the beauty of the photo as well as clarity.
© Gong Zuowei | iPhone XR
And for how to improve the clarity of photos on cloudy days, we introduced it in our last week's article, interested students can click this article to learn. How to fix photos in higher definition when it's raining continuously?
Android phones have a manual focus function (MF) in Pro mode, which is convenient for use in situations where the phone does not automatically recognize the focus point.
The appropriate focal length can be selected by swiping up and down (horizontal screen) and left and right (vertical screen).
Suitable for use in photographing stars at a distance or subjects with foreground, mid-range, or distant views.
©Anlee | OPPO Find X3 Pro
Use of tripod
Night mode imaging is done by stacking multiple frames to form the final image, and the camera needs to be kept steady during this stacking process.
Usually, the night mode is divided into "handheld mode" and "tripod mode".
The handheld mode has a short exposure time and fast imaging speed, making it suitable for taking evenly lit night photos.
The tripod mode increases the camera exposure time, thus allowing more detail in the photo, and is suitable for use in scenes with high contrast between light and dark.
© Zeng Li | HUAWEI P40 Pro
The prerequisite for turning on "kickstand mode" is that the phone is in a smooth state.
We can fix the phone on top of the phone tripod, or use the charger and other objects as a temporary stand, and then start the camera shutter to take pictures through language or timed photos, which can improve the clarity of photos in night mode.
▲ Use the charger as a temporary stand
High specification format
Most phones today have high pixel format, RAW format and smart RAW such as Apple Pro RAW for iPhone, SuperRAW for Vivo, Super RAW for OPPO, etc. The essence of all these photo formats is to retain more original data so that users have more room for post-processing.
If you have a certain post foundation, then all of these photo formats can further improve the quality of photos, but using these high-spec photo formats means sacrificing a certain degree of algorithmic optimization, in the case of cell phone sensor size is not large, sacrificing algorithmic optimization also means that the phone will lose its advantage in the night scene.
So to use high-spec formats to enhance photo clarity, two conditions are required.
▪ One is that the camera can record a higher dynamic range only when there is sufficient light.
▪ Second, the user needs to have a certain post foundation in order to present the ideal photo effect.
Proper fill light is more important than beauty
There is a saying in photography that the early stage is not enough to come together later, nowadays, whether it is the phone's built-in beauty or third-party App have a very powerful beauty effect, many ladies will be overly dependent on the beauty when taking pictures.
However, most beauty is mainly to improve the skin as well as the beauty effect, to improve the clarity of the photo, the effect will be more obvious in the pre-shoot to the character proper fill light.
Commonly used fill light methods are.
▪ indoor photography, close to the window using natural light to fill in the light.
▪ Taking pictures on cloudy days, using reflectors or white foam boards for fill light.
▪ Night photography, using advertising light boxes and windows for fill light.
▪ In extremely dark environments, turn on the front fill light for fill light.
Adequate light can reduce camera noise, so that the character's features appear more natural and three-dimensional, and the skin more transparent.
Lower exposure compensation
Any brand of phone, shot in normal mode, photos will be on the bright side, slightly weaker contrast between light and dark, so you look photos will lack texture.
When shooting we can control the exposure tendency of the photo by "lowering the exposure compensation", on the one hand, to lower the ISO value and reduce the image noise; on the other hand, it also enhances the contrast of the photo and makes the image more three-dimensional.
Or you can also use the Curve Management tool in post to fix two anchor points in the highlights and dark parts to pull out an "S-shaped" curve, which also aims to improve the contrast between light and dark in the photo.
Side lighting creates a sense of three-dimensionality
In still life photography as well as people photography, many students will light from the front in order to enhance the brightness of the photo. But the brighter the photo is not the clearer, too bright light will make the picture texture, color loss of texture, the naked eye will feel the lack of three-dimensional photos.
In most cases it is still recommended to fill the light from the side for the person, if possible, you can use multiple light sources in different directions to the subject to fill the light, so that the excess of light will be more natural.
Increasing the area of light source will make the light overload more natural, such as reflective panels, windows, light boxes, and bright white walls.
The main camera captures more clearly
In low light or high-speed capture, there will be the problem of running focus, the phone focus speed depends largely on the phone SoC and the quality of the lens itself, under the same conditions, the main camera capture focus speed is faster than other lenses.
Another way to improve the clarity of photos when capturing is to open the professional mode, by increasing the shutter speed, but also to improve the success rate of the capture. A more detailed hands-on introduction can be found in this article: cell phone capture, how to be more clear?
© Chen Yong | Honor Magic 3
The above is all the content shared in this issue, the flexible use of the above methods can improve the clarity of the photo to a certain extent, it is recommended to share or collect the content of this issue, and then through more practice to really master and use the above ways and means.