Diwali 2022: 12 tips for taking photos from your smartphone

Diwali 2022: 12 tips for taking photos from your smartphone

Diwali lights festival is here. After two years of poor festivities due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year Diwali is being celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. Markets and homes all over the country are decorated with lights and flowers. There is a festive mood all around. You can capture all the dazzling of Diwali lights and decorations everywhere with your smartphone. To get the right pictures of celebrations using your phone, here are some simple tips.

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Prepare your smartphone for Diwali photography

Preparing the phone for Diwali photography is important. Start by cleaning the lenses, charging the battery, and freeing up some storage space. Apart from that, turn on some features like motion tracking, HDR mode, gridlines, etc.

Frame the shot

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Frame the shot

Simply opening the camera on your phone and taking random shots will only make a mess. To get good photos, make sure you frame them properly. In simple words, try to add some elements from the surroundings, check if the tire is straight and so on.
Use night mode

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Use night mode

Night mode is designed to eliminate the need for a flash to take well-lit photos even when the light in the surroundings is a little lower. Using night mode to take Diwali shots like Diyas, firecrackers, etc. can get good photos.
Zoom in but not beyond visual capabilities

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Zoom in, but not beyond “visual” capabilities

Zooming in on a shot to take close-up photos or remove its surroundings is not a bad idea. However, Zoom used to the point of the optical telephoto lens that was included with the phone. The idea is to avoid digital zoom because it reduces image quality and resolution.
Mount your phone on a tripod to take steady shots

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Mount your phone on a tripod to take steady shots

Understand that we’re dealing with low-light situations here and that our smartphone cameras are prone to picking up shakes and blurry shots due to slow shutter speeds. To avoid camera shake and distortion, use a tripod.
Use different built-in filters for a festive touch

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Use different built-in filters for a festive touch

You don’t want natural looking photos. The slightly saturated photos add to the festive season appeal and to get it you can either use some filters or edit the photos a bit after clicking.
Switch to manual mode or professional mode

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Switch to manual mode or professional mode

Professional or Manual mode provides manual controls for shutter speed, ISO, focus and other camera parameters. Use it to adjust your photos the way you want.
Use shutter speed display to capture fireworks

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Use shutter speed display to capture fireworks

Fireworks are usually fast, while the basic concept says that a faster shutter speed can make a moving target steady. However, with fireworks, you need to create a little movement to make it look more natural and this can be achieved with a slow shutter speed.
Use sports mode to catch fireworks

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Use sports mode to catch fireworks

If your phone doesn’t have a dedicated professional or manual mode, using the sport or action mode can help you capture good fireworks by increasing the shutter speed. But it will not provide motion effect.
Include an ocean in your selfies

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Include an ocean in your selfies

For a good Diwali selfie try adding more surroundings to add Diwali mood in the selfie. If your phone has a wide angle selfie mode, use it.
Slow motion videos can make fireworks look beautiful

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Slow motion videos can make fireworks look beautiful

Use slow motion or slow motion features to add more character to your videos. The slow motion effect of the entire fire cracker explosion looks beautiful.
Use lights or Diyas as props to take selfies

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Use lights or Diyas as props to take selfies

Using decorative lights or lights in a frame can add a festive feel to the photos. Also try to put yourself in front of the spotlight or Diya and take a selfie.

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