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Understand Your Device When Taking A Smartphone Picture: Android vs. IOS Camera Phones

How To Take Good Pictures With an iPhone

Whether you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 7, or newer model, learning how to take good pictures with your iPhone is easy once you understand the mechanics. From burst mode to portrait lighting, iPhones come packed with plenty of useful photography tricks that enable you to take better photos. And while you may not need all the tools that come with the iPhone, understanding the basics can help take your photography to the next level. Key features and tools that come with most recent iPhone models include:

  • Burst mode: When burst mode is enabled your phone takes quick a “burst” of images. This is a perfect way to capture action, such as kids sports games.
  • Turn on HDR Auto: HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. That means that your camera will capture photos in a slightly different way in order to showcase more vivid colors and definition. This feature can be turned on and off in settings.
  • Viewfinder: You can use the viewfinder to lock focus and make sure your photos come out crisp and clear.
  • Grid mode: Grid mode turns on a 3X3 grid within the screen which enables you to make use of the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds is explained in more detail further in this guide.
  • Exposure Meter: This adjustable meter helps you decide how much light you want in your images before you take them.
  • iPhone camera shortcut: Make sure you’re not missing out on capturing important memories just because it takes time to open up the camera application. Instead, use the camera shortcut from the lock screen to switch quickly into camera mode.
  • Portrait Mode with Advanced Bokeh and Depth Control: Turning on this feature blurs the background around your subject. This makes the subject appear more in focus, making it a great feature for portraits.
  • Smart HDR: This is only available with the newest iPhone model, but it greatly enhances photo quality by capturing multiple layers when you take your photos.
  • Portrait Lighting: Portrait lighting on the new iPhone model comes with five effects (Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage, Stage Mono). These effects can help you adjust your portrait photo to the exact color setting that you’d want to make your portraits pop.
  • Live Photos: Part photo, part video – live photos are a perfect way to capture a moment that can’t fit into one still image. Just turn on this setting and you’ll be able to capture your daughter’s laugh along with her smile.
  • Dual optical image stabilization: This feature stabilizes the camera and helps produce better images when your hands shake or if you’re on a moving vehicle.
  • Optical Zoom: Optical zoom keep photo integrity much better than digital zoom, although it’s best to try and stay away from zoom whenever possible.
  • Large focal range: This means that the the phone has a larger range to capture crisp images.

Android Camera Settings: Samsung Galaxy Camera

Galaxy S9+ and later models showcase an impressive dual-lens, rear-facing camera. This enables users to blur backgrounds for better photos with the Live Focus capability. They also feature optical zoom, which produces much cleaner photos than digital zoom. The phone was positioned in market to compete with Apple’s camera phones, and the image quality has reached new heights. The newer galaxy phones are great equipment to work with when taking photos, as long as you understand the features offered. These features include:

  • Duel Lenses: The duel lenses help keep your photos cleaner, crisper, and brighter.
  • Optical Zoom: Optical zoom keep photo integrity much better than digital zoom, although it’s best to try and stay away from zoom whenever possible.
  • Live Focus (in newer phones): Live focus enables you to change a portrait photo so that the background is blurred, pulling more focus to the subject.
  • Large focal range: This means that the the phone has a larger range to capture crisp images.
  • Camera Modes: Portrait, Macro, Landscape, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, and Panorama modes help you automatically adjust for the subject of your photo.
  • Adjustable Aperture: With an adjustable aperture you’re better able to control the light in your images.

Android Camera Settings: Google Pixel Camera Specs

Fun Fact: Google Pixels have recently premiered with smarter cameras with a feature called Google Lens. This recognizes objects in photos and offers you information about them. While this will also be available in other Android phones, the Pixels were the first to do it.

Beyond the Google lens, the newest models of the Pixel claim to have one of the best low light, color-accurate smartphone cameras on the market. The phone also claims lightning fast processing of photos. If this is what you’re working with as a smartphone camera, check out the summary of Google Pixel specs below:

  • Portrait Editing via Bokeh Effect in Software: This means that you will be able to blur the background in portraits, but it’s not as adjustable as in the Samsung Galaxy.
  • Optical Zoom: Optical zoom keeps photo integrity much better than digital zoom, although it’s best to try and stay away from zoom whenever possible.
  • Color and Light Balance: The Pixel does a generally better job of capturing color and light than the Galaxy, and will work better in low light scenarios.
  • Large focal range: This means that the the phone has a larger range to capture crisp images.


Take Picture with Webcam Windows 10 Online 

In addition to the applications we mentioned, some online camera tools can be easily used. If you want to add some special filters, overlays, and other effects to your picture, try to use those online tools. 

#1. Webcam Toy

It is a very trendy online Webcam recorder among young people all around the world. They usually utilize Webcam Toy to take selfies and share those pictures on social media platforms to surprise their friends. 


  • Various mirror effects and color effects
  • Output pictures of high-resolution
  • Powerful video and photo editing tools are available
  • Easy-to-use interface 

How to Take Pictures on PC with Webcam Toy:

Step 1. Open the homepage of Webcam Toy. Click the “Ready? Smile!” button at the center of the user interface.

Step 2. You can tap the Effects option to select y

Step 2. You can tap the Effects option to select your favorite one, then click the camera icon to take a picture. 

Step 3. Fewer seconds later, click the

Step 3. Fewer seconds later, click the “Save” button at the bottom right and choose the folder to save your picture. 

#2. Pixect

#2. Pixect

Pixect has more functions than another online Webcam recorder we mentioned above. You can use it to record both photos and videos. Therefore, if you want to show some dynamic scenes to your friends, Pixect could be a fantastic choice. 


  • Webcam effects for Photos and videos
  • Spot Remover and Color Spray
  • Multi-Frame capture mode 
  • Flip, rotate, and crop photos online

How to Take Picture with Webcam with Pixect:

Step 1. Open the homepage of Pixect and click the “Get started now!” at the center of the interface.

Step 2. Select the effect and photo collage, then

Step 2. Select the effect and photo collage, then click the camera icon to take a picture. 

Step 3. Click the

Step 3. Click the “Save” button to save the picture you just took.

4. Frame Your Subject

Look for a way to put a frame within a frame, like a doorway or window. In the photo below I used a bluebell flower.

Framing can add context to your photos, telling the viewer a little more about what’s going on and where the photo was taken.

Not only does this add a sense of depth but also another element of interest that the photo didn’t have before. Try a close-up shot for a tighter frame.

5. Use a Polarizing Filter

Using a polarizing filter is something many landscape photographers do to enhance color and contrast and reduce glare in their images. Polarizing filters can be particularly useful when shooting scenes that include water, sky, rich colors and lots of reflections. For example, with a polarizing filter, you can really bring out the vibrant blue of the sky or reduce the shiny glare of water on rocks.

Most polarizing filters screw onto the end of the camera lens and can be rotated by hand to control the amount of the polarizing. An added bonus is that the filter protects the glass of your lens from scratches and other damage.

If you’re using a point-and-shoot camera or a smartphone, you likely won’t be able to attach a polarizing filter. One thing you can try is holding up a pair of polarized sunglasses in front of your lens to achieve a similar result.

4. Experiment with lighting

In portrait photography, lighting is key, and there are literally thousands of blog posts and video courses devoted to portrait lighting.

But for now, I just recommend you learn the basics.

For instance, soft light is generally best, which you can create with a softbox or you can find on a cloudy day (the golden hours can work well, too).

As for lighting direction: Front light is best avoided, because it tends to produce very flat, bland images. Instead, for good portraits, I’d recommend sidelight, which will add three dimensionality and create mood. I’d also recommend backlighting, which can create plenty of mystery.

Below is a fully sidelit subject. Notice the drama?

(For a more subtle sidelit image, you can use a reflector or fill light on the other side of your subject, or you can bring the light out in front of the subject, so it sits at a 45-degree angle to the face.)

Once you get down the lighting basics, start to experiment. You can use rim lighting to capture subtle silhouettes, and you can even have fun with long-exposure light painting, which will give you portrait photos like this:

How to Take Great Pictures of Your Miniatures With a Smartphone

If you want a good picture of your miniature, you may feel like it’s necessary to buy an expensive DSLR camera, but it’s not. You can get a decent picture of your miniature with your smartphone. 

Using the settings on your phone and some applications, you can get great results. 

When smartphones first came out, the camera was not very good. It was grainy and was totally ineffective in low light situations. The smartphones of today have improved greatly and now offer photography comparable to an expensive DSLR camera.

In fact, most of the functions of a DSLR camera are available on a smartphone. Plus, you can use photo editing applications right on your phone without having to use a computer.

Here are some tips on how to take a great picture of your miniatures with a smartphone:

Buy a lens kit

There are many lens kits (like this one on Amazon) that you can buy, which will attach to your phone’s camera lens and give you even more freedom and abilities. These lenses are comparable to a DSLR lens, so you can get great shots with a smartphone and lens kit.

A macro lens is ideal for a miniature because it will show the close-up details. The kit below fits both iPhone and Android phones and comes with a Macro and Wide Angle lens.

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Tap to focus

When you are taking a picture of your miniature with a smartphone, you should tap once on the screen to tell the camera where to focus. This way, you can get in close on details, such as hands or face.

Play around with the focus and see what looks best, you can tap the screen multiple times to bring the camera in and out of focus before you snap the picture.

Slide to adjust exposure

When using a smartphone to take a picture of your miniature, you will want to tap on the miniature to focus the exposure on it, but you can also then slide your finger up and down (iPhone) or tap a slider (Android) to adjust the exposure which will make the picture lighter or darker.

This allows you to adjust the brightness and contrast of the photo before you take the picture, so you won’t have to mess with it in a photo editing app.

Use photo editing apps

When you have taken your picture of your miniature, you will want to then open the photo in a photo editing app which can help you make the picture even better. Using the settings, you can adjust the color, contrast, brightness, sharpness and more.

Be sure to not over-edit though because it can change the true look of your miniature and the picture won’t be an accurate representation. Some smartphone photo editing apps are:

    • Photoshop Express
    • Pixlr 
    • Snapseed
    • PicsArt Photo Editor

Carry a small pocket size camera with you at all times

If you select a larger camera for picture quality, you may also want to travel with a pocket size camera or high quality smart phone camera.

Imagine yourself reaching for your camera as you find the perfect shot.


At this, there isn’t much of a Picasa Vs Flickr going on, as Flickr dominates the web in this category.

It’s an amazing place to find great photography and the best place to show off your own.

There is a large community of people on Flickr, and they consist of all from professional photographers, to amateurs to families sharing their vacation photos.

Picasa hasn’t yet reached a point where people go to just browse photos and connect.

It’s a bit more private, which can be nice for those who are more interested in storing photos rather than showcasing them.

Some people feel intimidated when strangers mark their personal photos as their “favorites”, and prefer uploading them on Picasa instead.

And I understand them, it is a little creepy.

The Snipping Tool program in Windows 7

The “Windows Snipping Tool” lets you take a screenshot of any part of your desktop or the entire screen. This program is launched from Start → All Programs → Accessories.

Details Launch the program from the Start menu: type Snipping Tool in the search box and click the name of the program. In the program window, click the New button and select the desired area: a rectangular or free-form shape, a separate window, or a full-screen capture. In the editing window for the resulting image, you can write something using the Pen tool, or highlight text with the Highlighter . Save the image: click the Save As   button and choose where to save the file.

7. Find a Fresh Perspective

As a tall person, I always find myself adjusting my height when taking photos of people so that I’m not looking down on them.

I try to take this a little further where possible and find new ways of looking at photos. If you follow professional photographers on social media, you might find that they always present new ways in capturing professional shots.

Instead of mounting the camera on a tripod, why not use the floor or through a crowd? Keeping a fresh perspective maintains fresh photos!

How to annotate, save and share screenshots

What’s the point of a screen capture if you can’t mark it up? Both Windows and Mac have free built-in tools for cropping, drawing on and editing your screenshots.


Annotating and sharing screenshots on Windows

Screenshot: David Murphy


As mentioned, Snip & Sketch and the Snipping Tool both come with annotation tools as well as different options for saving and sharing screenshots. You can also use Snip & Sketch to annotate other images—useful if you capture a screenshot with a keyboard shortcut or pasted a screenshot out of your keyboard.

Annotating and sharing screenshots on macOS

If you use keyboard shortcuts or Screenshot for your screen capture, a thumbnail of your image will appear in the lower-right corner of your screen for a few seconds. Click on the image to open up macOS’ annotation and editing tools. Click Done to save your image to your desktop—or click the Share button in the upper-right corner to share your screenshot via Mail, Messages, AirDrop and more.


Screenshot: David Murphy

If you don’t catch the thumbnail in time, double-click the image from your desktop to open it in Preview. You’ll see the same annotation tools and sharing options—plus, you’ll be able to save your image to a different location or in a different format.


FAQs About How to Take a Photo with Camera 

If you still have some questions about taking pictures on your laptop, check these FAQs right now.

1. How do you take a screenshot on Windows?

Method 1. Press the PrtScn button to copy the screen to the clipboard.

Method 2. Press the Windows+PrtScn buttons on your keyboard to save the screen to a file.

Method 3. Use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Method 4. Use the Game Bar in Windows 10.

2. How to take a photo on a laptop?

How do I take a picture with my laptop? You may want to get the answer to that question. To take a picture with laptop, you only need to follow the tutorial below.

Step 1. Click the search box from the taskbar at the bottom left and type in the word “camera.” Then, click the Camera app to launch it. 

Step 2. Face your Webcam toward whatever you want to photograph. You should see your subject’s image on the screen. 

Step 3. Click the “Take Photo” button on the right side of the Camera app. After that, tap the thumbnail at the bottom right to check the picture that you just took. 

3. How do you take a picture on a computer?

How do you take a photo on a computer? There is a guide to get that done. Follow it to take a picture on a computer now.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose “Full Screen” or “Region”. 

Step 2. Click the icon of the Webcam, then select the Webcam that you plan to use. Click “Settings” to adjust the output resolution, position, and shape of your picture. 

Step 3. Drag the Webcam rectangle to adjust the size of your picture. After that, click Custom > Select region, choose the Webcam rectangle as your recording area. 

Step 4.  Confirm the image that you want to take, then click the icon of a little camera on the toolbar at the right bottom. When you finish that, click the small red “Stop” button on the toolbar. 

Step 5. Choose the Screenshot under the Video list, and you can see all the pictures you just took. 


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