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[Tutorials] The Ultimate Guide Mobile Manual Photography.

2019-04-13 08:59:07
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Dear MI Friends & Fan's.

I am photography Enthusiast and mostly love to shoot with manual mode.Nowadays mobile camera getting advance day by day and enhance lots of professional photography mode, but lack of people's don't know, how to use it proper manner. In this article i will discuss very basic tools which is backbone of mobile manual without any delay, let's get start....!


Devices these days are advancing allowing for more image file formats just like a pro camera has. 

The Formats

JPEG - the standard compressed file format you're used to shooting on

TIFF - a lossless file format that retains all the image details in various layers

RAW - a lossless, high-quality file format loved by the pros

RAW is a particular image file, available on most newer mobile devices, that captures all image data recorded by the camera’s sensor when the image is taken. Alternatively, when shooting in a format like JPEG, the image information is compressed and lost, often resulting in lower quality imagery.  Because no information is being compressed under RAW format, you’re able to create higher quality photographs, as well as correct problem areas that would be otherwise unrecoverable if shot in JPEG.

Shoot your photos in RAW to capture greater detail and have a better base image to edit.


ISO is the level of your camera’s sensitivity to available light in the scene. The lower the ISO number, the less sensitive it is to the light, while a higher ISO number increases the sensitivity of your camera. The level of ISO will greatly depend on when and where you are taking your photographs.

When you're shooting outdoors in the daylight, use a lower ISO, For shooting indoors or darker conditions you'll want to increase your ISO higher but be aware to not go too high as the higher the sensitivity becomes, the more grain or "noises" will be added to the image.


Defined at its most basic level, the “shutter speed” refers to the amount of time the camera’s shutter is open. Think of it as the length of time that your image sensor ‘sees’ the scene you’re attempting to capture.

The lower the denominator, the slower the shutter is to take a picture allowing more light in. A slower shutter speed is great for low-light conditions and capturing motion blur. When you’re using shutter speed of anything lower than 1/60, you’ll most likely need a tripod to reduce the blur in your photo. 


Not all light is created equal and that's where White Balance comes in. Adjusting your White Balance will help you get more true colors in your images.

Artificial light sources often create overly warm tones so adjust your white balance to cool it down some. Shooting in shady conditions will be cooler so you can use white balance to warm them back up. 


Attaining a relatively sharp image first comes with proper focal range. Most DSLR shooters capture with autofocus because it’s simple, effective, and reliable. However, having the option to manually focus on a particular subject, or part of a subject, is crucial to finalizing the perfect picture. Manual focus especially comes in handy when the camera can’t quite fix on what part of the frame you need.

A focus slider,allows you to manually focus by sliding focal point from near to far. This comes particularly useful when shooting portraits or other subjects in the foreground. 


Understanding the basic functions of what makes a great image comes from the use of manual/pro photography. As easy as it may seem to automate your phone’s camera functions, being able to independently control ISO, shutter speed, focus, white balance, and image formatting will take your photography game to advance level.

Is this article is helpful to you...?

I love to hear your thoughts in comments below.



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Master Bunny

MyMiandme | from MIX


Wow, thanks. Really good explanation. Like to see the difference next to next.
More please!
2019-04-13 10:05:44

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bhert01 | from Redmi Note 7


great help for people like me who starting to learn photography.. awesome share. thanks!
2019-04-13 11:09:02

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Fahrlehrer16 | from Mi MIX 3


very helpfully
2019-04-13 11:52:08


ph.eliezer | from Redmi 5


Useful information
2019-04-13 12:08:17

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xoxo xoxo | from Redmi Note 4


thanks..  very helpful.. thanks again
2019-04-13 12:43:15

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frost_dragneel | from Redmi Note 6 Pro


thnks for sharing bro✨✨
2019-04-13 12:46:48

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TheShams™ | from Redmi Note 5


wow great guide . Thanks for sharing with us
2019-04-13 12:50:38

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Ash.Mad | from Mi A2 Lite


very nice article
2019-04-13 12:56:40

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Weak Squad | from app


Thanks, this surely help on my next shooting session.
2019-04-13 13:08:27

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Rodrigo_Al | from Redmi S2


You forgot to mention that, depending of shutter speed, it increases or decreases the light in the picture. If you put the shutter on 1/200s, the picture will be dark (perfect for daylight conditions and outdoors). If you put it on 32s, the pic will have a lot of lighting (perfect for low light conditions and in doors and night pictures, but it need tripode)
2019-04-13 13:38:32
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