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.
How to Take Camera Phone Pictures
Get tips for taking great photos with your camera phone in this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.