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How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by NaijaTechGuy(m): 10:59pm On Jun 05, 2018
Night Photography can suck sometimes because most of the mid range and low budget smartphones that are very common actually struggle to capture images in low light situations so most people just avoid taking pictures at night. I decided to outline the important steps on how to take amazing pictures at night.

1# Try To Keep The Camera Steady

There's no way you'll get that perfect image if you're shaking your hands like a tremor patient. To avoid blurred images just try to keep the camera as steady as possible.
You can even go for a tripod which is the best option to take perfectly sharp shots. If you don’t have a tripod then you can try placing your phone on a wall, or any other solid surface and make use of the timer button on Camera interface.


2# Choose An Area With Good Lighting


Lit up areas like street lights are good for drawing attention in dark environments. Make sure the subject is getting enough light to draw the attention. When you combine the lighting with your LED flash it should look good. However, in some cases it may not work well.


3# Learn To Go Manual



If you want to take better images, you need to learn how to adjust settings manually - exposure , aperture etc.. The default camera app usually comes with a couple of options that'll come in handy if you know how to use it.

#4 Turn On HDR
HDR recognizes different light intensities and then tries to dynamically balance the image. In low light situations, this features competitively helps to take better shots.


#5 ISO
You might have seen this in many camera apps. This can increase the sensitivity of the camera sensor or decreases to capture more or less light. Try to increase the value of the ISO to increase the amount of light and details in low light situations.



#6 Know When To Use Your Flash

This hardware is meant to support the camera in low light conditions, however bad camera flashes can affect photo clarity. Keeping it turned off should produce better results.

#7 Set Your Shutter Speed
The speed at which your camera takes the picture is really important . The more time the camera takes to capture the images the better the details captured and the light intensity will be.

#8 Use A Good Camera App

Different camera apps process images differently and also detect images in varying ways. Try to use the best camera app of your choice for night photography and it could actually help you transform your pictures to amazing ones. I recommend using ToolWiz Photos. It comes with an extensive photo editor and camera . There are tons of features to choose from

Here are a couple of images shot on ToolWiz on a phone with a 5 MP camera . I may have added some odd filters.





#9 Use Additional Gadgets

Add-on lights and small OTG flashes can help to increase the quality of the default camera hardware thus producing impressive results.

#10 Don’t Zoom

Most cameras tend to look a little bit grainy when zoomed in. You need to consider the capacity of your phone’s camera. Digital zoom on some smartphones is usually pretty useless and only ruins the picture. If you have to zoom, you can try to move closer to the subject.Also, if you still need to highlight a particular object in the photo, you can crop it.

#11 Make use of Filters

Your choice of filters can either improve or ruin your pictures so choose wisely.

#12 Image Editing

A good editor will definitely improve your images. You can set the contrast, exposure, blur , effects and more. Like I recommended previously. Tool Wiz Photos will give you a proper image editing experience.

http://www.naijatechguy.com/2018/06/how-to-take-better-pictures-at-night_5.html

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Getintouch2004(m): 11:06pm On Jun 05, 2018
Thanks op. I usually see that ISO and HDR, but don't know their functions.

thanks for this insight

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by NaijaTechGuy(m): 11:08pm On Jun 05, 2018
Getintouch2004:
Thanks op. I usually that ISO and HDR, but don't know t. their functions.

thanks for this insight

You're welcome bro smiley

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by MicheyJ1: 11:11pm On Jun 05, 2018
Nothing informative here. All these are obvious

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by robinso01(m): 11:16pm On Jun 05, 2018
Getintouch2004:
Thanks op. I usually see that ISO and HDR, but don't know their functions.

thanks for this insight
ISO is the measure of camera sensor's sensitivity to light
you used higher ISO in a darker place, but use lower ISO in an exposed place to avoid the picture having noise

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by henry007(m): 11:40pm On Jun 05, 2018
I tried to do some night time photography in my comparison video between 2 smartphones, the TECNO Camon X Pro and Phantom 8.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_iMigpAl-0&t=199s

and even Infinix Hot 6 Pro and Hot S3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYmivda3So

Honestly, i don't recommend taking photos at night without flash on your smartphone. Even iPhone X doesn't deliver, maybe i need to try Google pixel 2.

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by NaijaTechGuy(m): 11:44pm On Jun 05, 2018
MicheyJ1:
Nothing informative here. All these are obvious

Wehdone sir.. Awon Photographer

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by NaijaTechGuy(m): 1:13am On Jun 06, 2018
henry007:
I tried to do some night time photography in my comparison video between 2 smartphones, the TECNO Camon X Pro and Phantom 8.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_iMigpAl-0&t=199s

Honestly, i don't recommend taking photos at night without flash on your smartphone. Even iPhone X doesn't deliver, maybe i need to try Google pixel 2.

grin grin I can only think of one ground breaker - I bet It'll beat the iPhone X - Huawei P20 Pro cheesy cheesy

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by henry007(m): 1:18am On Jun 06, 2018
NaijaTechGuy:


grin grin I can only think of one ground breaker - I bet It'll beat the iPhone X - Huawei P20 Pro cheesy cheesy

Maybe it's groundbreaking on DXOMark but in actual camera comparison that MKBHD did, it wasn't my first, second or third favourite
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by NaijaTechGuy(m): 7:27am On Jun 06, 2018
henry007:


Maybe it's groundbreaking on DXOMark but in actual camera comparison that MKBHD did, it wasn't my first, second or third favourite

Alright. I better go look up the video.. The pictures I saw taken on the phone looked pretty good in low light.
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Nobody: 7:41am On Jun 06, 2018
NA TORCH LIGHT GO DO AM
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Joshua070(m): 7:42am On Jun 06, 2018
undecided
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Nobody: 7:46am On Jun 06, 2018
Noted! Thanks op
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by curvilicious: 7:47am On Jun 06, 2018
If u stay on Mushin, Ajegunle or Oshodi, plz dont try the no1 or else. You will just pose and say cheese tire the camera will not make clicking sound till you go and check. Yepa! Fone don loss. Who like am pass u don take am

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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Chuukwudi(m): 7:52am On Jun 06, 2018
Nice
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Haarkeen: 7:55am On Jun 06, 2018
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Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Haarkeen: 7:59am On Jun 06, 2018
Check out tips on how to get the best out of your phone camera during the day or night. Cool tips grin http://zipansion.com/1KT5y
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Chigorkizz(m): 8:08am On Jun 06, 2018
Good one.
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by daamazing(m): 8:15am On Jun 06, 2018
No. 4 not entirely correct. HDR doesn't work too well under low light conditions, too much noise and distortions
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by fiercehillz(m): 8:39am On Jun 06, 2018
13. Use a good phone
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Nobody: 8:40am On Jun 06, 2018
Photographers. Meet here
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by tokrizy: 9:17am On Jun 06, 2018
we using iphone 7plus don't need posts like this
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by donqx: 9:20am On Jun 06, 2018
hmmm
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by kmaster007: 9:21am On Jun 06, 2018
tremor patient. finishing
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Nobody: 10:29am On Jun 06, 2018
henry007:


Maybe it's groundbreaking on DXOMark but in actual camera comparison that MKBHD did, it wasn't my first, second or third favourite
smileyactually I don't think there is any camera smartphone that beats the waway p20 pro. The back camera is the bomb . night shot see the best.with 5x zoom. Oga no go there.
If you hate huawei,no condemn am Abeg.iphone X camera no reach am at all.

Honorable mention to the Google pixel 2 xl

Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by henry007(m): 10:31am On Jun 06, 2018
CHESTER48:
smileyactually I don't think there is any camera smartphone that beats the waway p20 pro. The back camera is the bomb . night shot see the best.with 5x zoom. Oga no go there.
If you hate huawei,no condemn am Abeg.iphone X camera no reach am at all.

Honorable mention to the Google pixel 2 xl


Get a pen and paper, watch this video and give them points.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD_3wMh5kLg

Upload your results.

Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Nobody: 10:53am On Jun 06, 2018
henry007:


Get a pen and paper, watch this video and give them points.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD_3wMh5kLg

Upload your results.
sir with all due respect did you watch that video on 720p?
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by henry007(m): 11:03am On Jun 06, 2018
CHESTER48:
sir with all due respect did you watch that video on 720p?

I'm a YouTuber uploading 4K videos, what do you think? undecided

Watch it and show your working. Let us see
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by Nobody: 12:07pm On Jun 06, 2018
henry007:


I'm a YouTuber uploading 4K videos, what do you think? undecided

Watch it and show your working. Let us see
no need of watching that video tho.ive watched tons of videos comparison.and my choice is still p20 pro.runner up is Google pixel 2 xl
Re: How To Take Better Pictures At Night With Your Smartphone by henry007(m): 12:18pm On Jun 06, 2018
CHESTER48:
no need of watching that video tho.ive watched tons of videos comparison.and my choice is still p20 pro.runner up is Google pixel 2 xl

No need to watch an MKBHD video, how? grin grin grin

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