LEARN WHEN TO USE HDR MODE:
A good rule of thumb is that if you're shooting a high-contrast scene areas of extreme light and dark, turn on HDR. It usually does a good job of rescuing some detail in those overexposed areas. Don't leave HDR on all the time though, because if you are shooting a moving subject, you will end up with weird double-image muck in your picture.
Blurry photos are possibly the greatest frustration for the smartphone photographer. How many times has an image looked fine on your phone, then when you blow it up you notice its every-so-slightly blurry? It's crazy-making.
Unless you're shooting in a good amount of sunlight, absolute stillness is required in order to avoid blurry results. There are many ways to accomplish such statuesque postures. Find a wall, pole, or other structure to lean against. Hold the phone with two hands at all times and tuck your elbows into your body. If you want to get really into it, take a deep breath in and hold it just before you press take the pic. It helps, seriously! Most of all, don't get frustrated; especially in really low light, it's nearly impossible to get an absolutely sharp image with a phone.
USE THE ON-SCREEN SHUTTER, NOT A PHYSICAL BUTTON:
HAVE YOUR SUBJECTS FACE THE LIGHT:
CONVERT NOISY NIGHT SHOTS TO BLACK AND WHITE:
CONTROL YOUR EXPOSURE:
If you notice your image is overly bright, tap around on various spots to engage the manual exposure and find the most balanced looking level of brightness. In the photo above, the camera was originally exposing for the interior of the train car. I had to tap on the bright window to get this more interesting shot.
POST-PROCESSING IS YOUR FRIEND:
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