Fountain Portrait, England
In capable hands, a camera phone—the most widely used kind of camera in history—can produce compelling images. In this gallery, get tips for taking the best shots wherever you go.
A mobile phone snapped this shot of a young girl playing in a water fountain in Horsham West Sussex, England.
(This photo was submitted to Your Shot.)
Photo Tip: Avoid direct sunlight. Your subjects will be cooler, happier, and more attractively lit if they don’t have a sunbeam hitting them in the face. If it’s an overcast day, you’re in luck. This is one of the best outdoor lighting situations for photographing people. If it’s a sunny day, have your subjects stand in the brightest patch of shade you can find.