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6 Quick Tips for Low Light Smartphone Photography

The team over at COOPH consistently come up with some great video tips. In this one, get 6 tips doing some creative low light smartphone photography.

Low Light Smartphone Photography Tips

6 Quick Tips for Low Light Smartphone Photography

Summary of the tips:

  1. Backlit portraits
  2. Light painting portraits
  3. Dark object photography
  4. Side-lit portraits
  5. Ghostly exposures
  6. Nighttime cityscapes


We have articles here on dPS covering those topics in more detail if you want to try them out with your smartphone or your regular DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Want more info on smartphone photography? We got a few on that too:

Tell us, do you haul your main camera with you everywhere you go? Or do you use what you have on you at the time, your smartphone? Do you have any additional tips for better low light smartphone photography? Let us know in the comments below.

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Darlene Hildebrandt

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