Mark Bunting Photography | Getting Started - #4 - The Un Shutter Button in your Smart Phone

Getting Started - #4 - The Un Shutter Button in your Smart Phone

May 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Fence Post, Cambridgeshire

(Nikon D750 / 24 to 70 mm f2.8 - 52 mm / 1/50th / f5.6 / ISO 1800)

 

Getting Started - #4 - The Un Shutter Button in your Smart Phone

 

Smartphone photography is really popular.  And why wouldn't it be.  Smartphones can have pretty decent built-in cameras and you always have it with you.

 

Ready to take snaps of family, friends, pets, parties, sunsets & sandy beaches.

 

But just like a camera, a smartphone can be severely affected by how violently you press the shutter button.

 

Press it violently and the whole phone moves and your photo has much more chance of being blurred - especially when the light is not that good.

 

But, what might come as a complete surprise is that - for some smartphones - the shutter works in the opposite way from a camera shutter.

 

In many smartphones, in camera mode, a button symbol appears on the screen - and by pressing that you take the picture?

 

Not always.

 

For a number of smartphones, the picture is taken when the shuuter button is un-pressed - ie when you gently take your finger off the button.

 

So, you can place your finger on the button symbol, keep it there, and then, when you gently remove your finger - snap - the phone takes the picture.

 

So, check if this is how your smartphone camera mode button works - and it might help you keep the phone nice and steady when it takes the picture.

 

And keeping the phone nice & steady will help your pictures be sharper, more often.

 

 

 

 


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