Smartphone journalism: Photographs

Taking stills with a smartphone is quick and easy - but some basic tips can improve your pictures. Smartphone specialist Marc Settle shows how to take a picture with an iPhone running iOS 7 as well as other mobile phones.

Hold the phone to take a landscape shot, take control of the focus, brightness and colour balance, and don’t use the zoom - move the phone instead, advises Marc Settle. 

Marc shares his tips on how to take great photographs.

Taking photographs with smartphones and iOS 6

Recording video using smartphones and iOS 7

Recording audio with smartphones and iOS 7


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