Camera phones versus cameras

selfieWhen you want to take a photograph, chances are you’ll get your camera phone out and take a picture or two. But why not use your camera instead? Cameras are made to help you take some great pictures, but it seems that camera phones have become the must-have tool when you see something worth snapping.

Some people will only ever take pictures using a camera, because they believe that they offer better quality pictures. However, some other people will only ever use a camera phone as they don’t see the need to buy a camera any more. So which is better, a camera phone or a camera?

 

The disadvantages of a camera

  • Cameras can be big and bulky
  • They can cost a lot
  • It means you have to carry something else
  • Chances are they aren’t already turned on

 

The advantages of a camera

  • They are not as expensive as you may think
  • They can take some high quality pictures
  • They come with more features than camera phones
  • They aren’t necessarily heavy
  • You can also make movies on your camera

 

The disadvantages of a camera phone

  • You aren’t always guaranteed a well turned-out photograph
  • Camera phones are usually limited as to what they offer
  • Even some modern camera phones still come with just 8 mega pixels
  • If you want to have a really good camera on your phone, you may have to pay a lot more for your handset

 

The advantages of a camera phone

  • Camera phones work very well
  • They have a lot of editing options
  • You don’t have to pay more for a decent camera if you phone has a good one
  • Chances are you’ll have it with you when a photo opportunity arises

 

As you can see, there are disadvantages and advantages to using a camera phone, or a camera. The fact is however, that if you want to take high quality pictures of your favorite group of cladding contractors, or even of events that are happening in your local area, then only a good camera will do the trick. However, if you simply want to use a camera now and again in order to take a few photos, then using a camera phone will probably suffice. You can still take some pretty good pictures on a camera phone, and even edit them if you please, but ultimately if you want to buy and use a camera, pictures are more likely to be better.

 

Tips for looking good in photographs

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If you have ever seen a photograph of yourself that you did not like (And you probably have), then chances are you want to do what you can to look good. Looking good in photographs is not always that easy, as it entirely depends on how photogenic you are.

Personally, I’m not that photogenic, but I have a friend who is. My friend is quite a famous singer, and there are hundreds if not thousands of pictures of her online. When someone said she looked good in her photographs her reply was something along the lines of “I look good in photos, but if you see me up close, I don’t.” As you can see, how photogenic you are, will affect the outcome of the pictures.

But what can you do to make yourself look good in photographs? Even the ones you didn’t know were going to be taken? Here are a few tips that may just help you out:

 

Stand tall

One of the best things you can do is stand tall, pull your shoulders back, make your neck as long as you can, and you will automatically look better. If you’re standing up when the photograph is taken, turn just a little, while putting your weight on your back leg.

 

Smile

If you want to look happy in a photograph, then act happy: smile. Smiling makes people look younger, and if you want to look younger, then get grinning!

 

Stay away from patterns

If you know you’re going to appear in a photograph or two, my advice is to avoid clothes that contain patterns. This is because the patterns will distract the person who is looking at the photograph, and they’re more likely to look at what you’re wearing, as opposed to how good you look. At the same time, you should also avoid wearing clothes that are baggy as they can make you look heavier. White baggy clothes are a definite no-no, as they could potentially make you look a lot bigger than you really are.

Lose weight, tone up

If you’re very conscious about how you look in photographs, then you may want to think about losing weight and/or toning up. The camera always adds ten pounds, which means you will always look a little bigger than you really are. This is not to say that you should try to look really thin, but you should just be aware of how it can affect you. I found reading a muscle gaining secrets review helped me to get into shape, lose a bit of weight and look better in photographs.

 

Relax

One of the best things you can do in a photograph is relax. The tenser you look, the worse the photograph will be.

 

Use the above tips to make yourself look better in photographs, so that you feel less conscious, and avoid having your picture taken a lot less.