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Hopefully you’ve been lucky enough to spend some good time with the family over the weekend, so I thought I’d give you a few tips on how you can take better images with your smart phone so that next time you’re out and about, you can capture those great moments!

There are a few things to share with you when it comes to taking good photographs, so I’m going to be sharing these with you over three weekly articles. ‘Bite-sized bits’ if you like.


My first tip for taking better photos with your phone is to use something called ‘Burst Mode’. This helps you to get that ‘perfect moment’ – you know, the one you usually miss!

Most smart Phones have this feature, and you can usually access it by holding down the shutter button for half a second or more. Your phone will start to take photos rapidly, one after another. Give it a try next time you’re trying to photograph something that’s moving around – you’ll find it much easier to get the perfect picture!

Volume Buttons

My second tip is more for convenience, but it will also help you take better photos.

On most Smart Phones, you can take images with the volume buttons. Do you suffer with a shaky hand? Do your photos sometimes come out a little blurry? Do you often struggle to hit the digital shutter button?

Use the volume buttons instead. This will allow you to hold the phone in two hands, allowing for greater control.

That’s it for this week – I’ll be back next week with two more advanced tips for helping you to get the most out of your phone’s photograph capabilities.

Have a smashing week,


Melvin Sillcock Photography

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