Did you know: here is how you can take better portrait pictures on your smartphone


So you don't have a ton of money to spend on a fancy DSLR or a mirrorless camera, but you still want to take great portrait pictures... what do you do?

Photography is an art that is not just about gear, but sometimes it helps knowing the limitations of your tools to make better use of them. That's where your smartphone comes in. If you have one of the latest top-grade smartphones, chances are that you have a great camera that you can use to take some stunning images. Unfortunately, it comes with a wide-angle lens (smartphones ship with around 30mm lens) and that is just not a good fit for portrait photography.

Such a wide-angle lens forces you to be way too close for comfort and makes the features of the face appear unnaturally grotesque. Luckily, you can fix that easily with a clip-on lens, and in this short tutorial we show you how a clip-on lens like the OlloClip with Telephoto (2x magnification) module works to fix those issues. We have used the OlloClip Telephoto + CPL Lens for this tutorial (a $100 value), but you can also use the OlloClip Active Lens, and both are available for purchase over at olloclip.com. With this in mind, let's take a look at how to use these to take better portrait pictures with your smartphone.

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