A Photograph Equals a Million Words

Hand taking a photograph using a mobile phone
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A picture speaks more than a thousand words. This is an old phrase that has immense truth in it. An image is not a mere frame or composition, but a reality. Today, people are crazy about taking photographs and want to share them instantly on Facebook Stories, Instagram Reels or WhatsApp Status. When we take an image, we also capture the reality which turns into a historical reality in the future. Thus, every image can create history.

All of us are potential photographers; the art of photography is innate in each one of us. We need to bring out that talent and move towards potential photography to become professional photographers. It becomes a reality when we keep practising. In this article, I would like to share my experience as a mobile photographer (pocket filmmaker) on how you can capture a realistic photograph.

How to handle a smartphone camera

1. Clean the camera lens properly so that the image is clear.

2. Focus properly, because the clarity of the image depends on your focus.

3. Keep your hands steady so that motion blur can be avoided.

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Anthony Swamy, SVD, is a professional photographer, designer and editor. He is specialized in software-based multimedia (VFX) and in social media content creation. He is the Assistant Director of Satprakashan Sanchar Kendra and Programme Coordinator of Radio Veritas Asia (Hindi service). He conducts online/offline media training programmes such as basic and advanced designing skills, web development, photography and pocket-filming.

Anthony Swamy, SVD

Anthony Swamy, SVD, is a professional photographer, designer and editor. He is specialized in software-based multimedia (VFX) and in social media content creation. He is the Assistant Director of Satprakashan Sanchar Kendra and Programme Coordinator of Radio Veritas Asia (Hindi service). He conducts online/offline media training programmes such as basic and advanced designing skills, web development, photography and pocket-filming.