Sometimes you need a captivating photo but you're outta cash and don't own camera. I've got some tips to help you out with your projects by using you cellphone. Using my cellphone has been such a life saver, with some of these photo basics I hope this helps you out..
Depth of field
In a nutshell, its the distance between the nearest and the furthest objects that seem sharper than surrounding area. Aperture (f/11 or f2.8) determines how much light gets in. Now since mobile phones dont have that great of a distance but when positioned close to and object you can achieve the effect.
Rule of thirds
Dividing and positioning important subjects in the image using two horizontal and vertical lines where they meet.
Clean you lens: Finger prints and lint can hugely affect the quality of your photo - make it a habit to clean.
Don't use zoom: digital zoom crops your image as you zoom in, This leads to loss in image quality.
Keep the camera steady.
Take multiple shots at different angles: Give yourself options
Don't put subject in front of light source: that darkens your subject so all you see is the outline.
This is just a handful of tidbits that can help you when you need of a photo quick and in a hurry. Hope it helps!