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How to take better night photos with any smartphone

0. phoneArena 20 Aug 2014, 05:44 posted on

Night photos can be pretty impressive. There's something unique about the warm glow of lights and scenery against the black, contrasting sky. The thing about night photos, however, is that most smartphones aren't very good at taking them, which is why we though we'd give a few tips on night-time photography with a smartphone...

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posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:02 3

1. mokhtar (Posts: 220; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Useless article, who the hell dont know this things !! Give us some tricks with iso, exposure, meetring and this stuffs..
Hold your phone steady --'..

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:06 9

3. frankg (Posts: 8; Member since: 14 May 2014)


It's meant for people who don't know the basics....If you want more, go follow a class on photograpy!

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:06

9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4013; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I mean seriously... This is meant for the "average" & beginner. If you really want some tricks with iso & exposure, you might want to use Google. Trust me it REALLY works.

smh... -_-

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 14:54

14. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I was thinking of mentioning these too, but at the same time, I wanted the article to be as universal as possible. Very few smartphones let you fine-tune the ISO and exposure time. Besides, people who do know how these affect an image probably know how to use them to their advantage. Personally, I like to set the ISO low for less noise and go for a very long exposure, but in that case, a tripod or support is a must.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:06 1

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Those are very awesome night pics.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 09:07 1

10. fatexo (Posts: 88; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Taken using some best camera phones available today.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:14

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Or simply just have a htc one. They might not take the best night shots but they capture more light with the ultrapixel cam

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:23

5. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


If you care about pictures you buy a dlsr.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 11:10

12. hurrycanger (Posts: 1101; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


No, not everybody wants to carry a big chunk around all the time, and not everybody wants to carry a big chunk around all the time... to take night shots.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 08:55

8. fatexo (Posts: 88; Member since: 21 May 2010)


M7's camera was rubbish. I was frustrated by seeing the results when compared to any other phone.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 15:18

15. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I love the HTC One and I wanted to include a good night photo that I have taken with it, but I just couldn't find a single one that was good enough for showing off.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 06:35

6. surethom (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


The problem with most camera phone, is you need to take 5 or 6 to get one that is not awful. We need Bigger camera sensors (like Nokia) NOT bigger megapixels.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 07:28

7. gurjashan (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 May 2014)


nice tips :D

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 10:48

11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Helpful tips, PA, thanks. :)

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 13:41

13. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 756; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Zeiss optics. Lumia smartphone. Yes.

posted on 20 Aug 2014, 17:12

16. gigaraga (Posts: 921; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Nice. I especially like Smart Stabilization on Note 3 onwards. Makes the shot less blurry while really bright. Thanks for the advice nonetheless.

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