Adrian Figueroa Jose Velasquez is a native Venezuelan entrepreneur with a great passion for photography. He works as the president, treasurer, and director of five companies in Panama. Figueroa has built a tremendous reputation among the business communities in Venezuela with his exceptional entrepreneurship skills and a philanthropic heart.
Adrian has been in the forefront of building and growing business ventures, training young leaders, and empowering the communities around Panama to improve their living conditions.
Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa’s passion for photography saw him publish an article showcasing his ten tricks that will significantly improve the quality of photographs you take with your smartphone. Here are a few tips I picked from his piece:
Always keep your Camera Lens Clean
Since your phone is always in and out of your purse or pocket, it may collect a lot of dirt from the surfaces and even your finger touch. It is advisable to regularly clean up the lens to ensure clarity in pictures you take. Many people consistently take poor quality and blurred pictures and blame it on the camera quality, yet the lens is clearly dirty. If you are out taking those famous pictures, carry you cleaning cloth or cotton wool along!
Moderated Pictures by using filters
Instagram has popularized the technique of photographic filters. However, there are numerous applications out there you can apply to your photos to transform the looks. Be careful not to use filters on all your pictures. It can be a little bit overwhelming and trite.
Learn to Edit
Photo editing is a critical component of any confessional looking pictures says Figueroa. It may be a little daunting, but it’s worth the try. There are numerous free online courses on photo editing you can try out and acquire that essential skill to transform your photography. You can achieve photos that look much better and authentic than those you would make with standard filters.
Come closer to the Object
One major challenge with smartphones is the inability to provide optical zoom. Too much zooming creates distortions and noise in your pictures. It is possible to cut later, but this substantially affects the image quality. The less editing and cutting a picture requires, the better the quality.
It is, therefore, necessary to angle closer to your object and take the clear shot. You can practice with little objects like grasshoppers by taking from the normal range, and then taking closer pictures by filling up the picture frame. You will notice the apparent disparity in image quality.
See more of Adrian’s Video on YouTube