More often that not Mum’s are the families designated photographer and I am going to be working with Bonusprint to help you take print-worthy family photographs this summer.
Take Print-Worthy Family Photographs on your Smartphone
We are delighted to be working with Bonusprint this summer to encourage you to make the most of your photos this summer and capture images that are truly print-worthing or #proudtoprint. Did you know that according to research by Bonusprint on average we take 24 snaps a day on holiday, publishing 5 to social media, but only 25% of these are truly good enough to print out!
Half of us only use our smartphones to take our holiday snaps, but 28% of us do not understand the settings on their smartphones. Do you know what HDR means? If not keep reading!
The thing is we all want to print more photographs. 63 percent of people wished they printed more photographs of special moments, as opposed to snapping hundreds of selfies which sit on social feeds never to be seen again. Whist 68 percent said there is an enduring appeal to the printed photograph that digital images can never replace. Plus half of us admit they get more pleasure from looking at printed photographs.
Tips to capture print-worthy photographs from your smartphone
Save the originals – safeguard printable images by saving the originals before you filter
Get Close – You’ll have more control of lighting and position.
Crop, Don’t Zoom – your photos will have better quality if you crop them
Ditch the flash – smartphone flashes are often overly bright so do what you can without it
HDR is your friend – When you enable HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, your phone will take three photographs at the same time to filter out the overly light and dark elements, and layer the best parts of each shot to create one photo all in a few seconds!
Use the rear camera of your smartphone. It takes much higher resolution shots than the front camera – often used for selfies
I have been following the tips above and to prove that they work I have sent a selection of recent photographs to Bonusprint to be printed out and will be showing you an imaginative way to display them in a coming post.
Bonusprint have also created a summer snappers guide with tips on how to make sure you take images which you are #ProudtoPrint.
I also want to see your print-worthy photographs, so share them with us using hashtag #proudtoprint on Bonusprints’s Facebook page or Twitter and The Mad House twitter, facebook or Instagram . Plus make sure you keep an eye here as I have a fantastic competition coming in conjunction with Bonusprint.
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Lots of great tips here. Mr R worked as a design architect for a big mobile company many moons ago, I remember not believing him when he said they were working on phones with cameras in! 😀
I must snap at least 30 photos a day on my phone now I have a newborn. I often use the zoom feature but will definitely use the crop one now you’ve mentioned it x
Some good tips here – like the one about the phone flash.
Off to play with HDR – thanks for the tips! I was amazed by the iPhone 6 billboard adverts of phone pics -def can be done!
i take so many pictures on my mobile and get frustrated when they dont always turn out well. Thank you for this post, great tips x
ooooh top tips. My iPhone used to be great for photos, but hasn’t been as good lately.
I take all my photos on my phone so this post is very relevant to me! I didn’t realise it was better to crop than zoom – will remember this one! x
Thank you for this post. I recently printed out a number of pictures from my smartphone and was so disappointed with the quality. I will definitely be trying some of the tips next time I am snapping away x
I want to get one of those lens camera cases for my iphone so I have a better zoom
I’ve started taking my DSLR everywhere with me because it gets much nicer photos than my phone, I still haven’t printed any off though!