You Have Been Using Your TECNO Smartphone Camera Wrongly

Smartphone cameras are increasingly getting better by the day — from the midrange smartphones to the high-end smartphones, and you can be sure that having one at hand means that you don’t miss out on photo opportunities. 

In this post, I’m going to share with you fifteen photographs that push the limits of midrange smartphone cameras, from how the photos were taken, and to what editing apps and techniques that were used in creating the certain look.

Photo 1: Raindrops and sunset over Abuja’s city center

Shot on the TECNO Camon CX (2017). Edited with the basic correction menu in VSCO to emphasize light and shadow.

 

Photo 2: Village commuter

Shot on the TECNO Camon X Pro (2018). The basic correction was done in Snapseed to boost contrast and sharpness. All edits were very minimal.

 

Photo 3: Camel riders

Shot on the TECNO Phantom 8 (2017). This photo was taken from a low angle to emphasize the nobility of the riders. Edited in Snapseed.

 

Photo 4: A Fulani herder

Shot on the TECNO Camon 11 Pro (2019). The basic correction was done in Snapseed and finally a black and white preset was added in VSCO

 

Photo 5; Panseke, Abeokuta

Shot on the TECNO Camon X Pro (2018). The rule of third is used here to emphasize the length of the bridge, and also the leading line into the town. Edited in Snapseed

 

Photo 6: The Bund avenue. Shanghai, China

Shot on the TECNO Phantom 8 (2018). A tripod was used here to avoid micro shakes. Edited in Snapseed.

 

Photo 7: A local potter

Shot on the TECNO Camon CX (2017). Edited in Snapseed.

 

Photo 8: Motherhood

Shot on the TECNO Camon C9 (2016). Taken from a low angle to establish the context of the story. Edited on Snapseed

 

Photo 9: The Popandi Women, Gombe

Shot on the TECNO Camon CX (2017). Rule of thirds and leading lines are seen here as compositional elements. Edited on Snapseed

 

Photo 10: Village scene

Shot on the TECNO Camon X Pro (2018). No edits

 

Photo 11: Silhouette and Sunset on a lake

Shot on the TECNO Camon CX (2017). The basic correction was done in Snapseed and a preset was added in VSCO

 

Photo 12: Lady in Red

Shot on the TECNO Camon 11 Pro (2019). The super pixel mode was used here to capture more details. Edited in Snapseed.

 

Photo 13: Campaign drama

Shot on the TECNO Camon CX (2017). Shot from a low angle to emphasize the nature of the event. Edited in Snapseed.

 

Photo 14: Sunset over the horizon

Shot on the TECNO Phantom 8 (2018). Rule of thirds is used here for composition. Legs of subjects are also open to signify movement. Edited on Snapseed

 

Photo 15: Sky drama

Shot on Camon 11 Pro (2019). No edits.

 

If you are new to photography and you find this post inspiring and want to learn more, see MY MOBLIE PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES TO TAKING BETTER PHOTOS WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE 

You can also watch a tutorial HERE

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6 Comments

  1. Ayobami Okanlawon

    But there is a particular notion that TECNO cameras seem to lose quality in their pictures as time goes on. How far is that true?

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