Life Hack: Use Your Smartphone as A Camera

Using a smartphone to shoot a product is a clever way to do. For people who have limited from any standard photography equipment, you may use your smartphone. Recently, most smartphone already using high definition image capture, and it very usable for you. You can shoot your product by using this gadget and get a good result as common camera.

Most smartphone using at 8-16 mb resolution, and it good enough to deliver some fancy result. Meanwhile, you also can use an app to make a better result or to edit it. With the right technique, the image result may be sharper, clearer, and better color. As long as you know

1. First think first, knowing your camera and an apps
An example: Iphone5 has camera with 8mb resolution

This an important step before you take any photos. Just make sure your smartphone’s camera is good enough to produce some images. A good smartphone’s camera at least has 8mb in resolution. You may consider to use some apps to take a shoot. An app usually better than original camera, because it full of setting.

For example, we use Camera+ because contains much technical color setting provided. After you get the apps, make sure you know how to use it, or you can learn first. Let’s assume you already know how to use this app, then, clean your phone camera in proper way. Again, make sure you don’t leave any dust or even your fingerprint.

2. Set a lighting condition
Window as natural lighting, use this as your own advantage (Image Courtesy :

Lighting is the most essential part in photography, and you must set in descent way. You should know how to manipulate a lighting to get an advantage. Try to use some brightness to deliver a good result and easier to edit in post-production. If you have enough money, you can set the lighting conditions as pro. But if have low budget, you may use the window as natural lighting.

3. Create a neutral backdrop on a table
Use any white backdrop, an example, you can use a white roll paper

Color backdrop is important because in some conditions it will influence your product image. You just can’t use a backdrop, you must consider company’s brand whether is fit or not. Use a white backdrop, because it will give you clean look and produce a sharper images. After you set your lighting and backdrop, place your product over it. Put it in proper way, straight to lightning and your camera position.

4. Start shoot your product
Capture your product by put it over the backdrop and place your camera position straightly. (Image Courtesy :

Consistent shooting will help you to produce great pictures. Give some attention to any detail from your product. Also, you may consider to change your product placement. Give a mark to backdrop so you can use this setting again. Remember, repetition is key and consistency will give you more advantages to create a great images.

5. Get on your focus
You can wait till the camera get it own focus or you can set it manually

Exactly, you don’t need more effort to this because on many camera have an autofocus capability. Even though, you may set this while you take a shoot. Some phones may difficult to find the autofocus, and for quick result you also able to set manually. Give a focus to the center of your product. Don’t make any blur image, it may leads to decrease your integrity as seller.

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