8 Tips To Take Perfect Pictures Using Your Phone While On Your Next Safari

Whether you have an android or iPhone, you can take superb pictures that could impress once you post your next safari adventure on social media. 

With just a few tricks, you can turn into a mini photographer. if you know what you’re doing, you can get some high-quality results from the default camera app on your iPhone or Android device—and here’s how:

1. Clean your camera lens.

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2. Set your phone to its highest picture quality and resolution. 

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3. Ensure your subjects are in lit surroundings. 

Game drives during the day are great because you get to take pictures in natural sunlight.

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4. Rule of thirds.

The rule of thirds acts as a guide to help you frame your shot correctly. You need to imagine your shot as split up into nine rectangular segments, and keep important objects and elements running along these lines or close to the intersections where they meet.


5. Focus on one subject.

Many of the best photos include just one, interesting subject. So when taking a picture of one, spend some extra time setting up the shot.


6. Use different perspectives.

Taking photos from a unique, unexpected angle can make them more memorable — it tends to create an illusion of depth or height with the subjects.

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7. Avoid zooming in.

Doing so can make the photo appear grainy, blurry, or pixelated. Its better to simply get closer to the subject itself, once the phone has focused on the subject it’ll blur everything else out, making the picture look professional.

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8. Editing.

This is the fun part, after choosing your best photos go ahead and edit them. There are various editing apps, Instagram being the most simplistic.

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