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5 Top Wide Angle Smartphone Photography Tips That Are Fun & Creative

In this video, the COOPH photographers share their best wide-angle photography tips for smartphone shooters. A lot of mobile devices already come with a built-in wide lens, so check out the useful techniques shown in the video and then grab your smartphone and start shooting.

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When you think of wide-angle photography a smartphone might not be the first thing that jumps to mind as the tool you can use to capture your wide-angle images but with so many smartphones now featuring wide and ultra-wide lenses, it makes sense to use the device that's always in your pocket. 

To get you thinking more creatively, the COOPH team have put a photography tutorial that explores various ways you can use your smartphone to capture wide-angle images. There are 5 top tips for you to follow and then have a go at so you can share your results with us in the Gallery and they are as follows: 


1. Over & Under

Wide-Angle Lens Portrait


Wide-Angle lenses are great tools for capturing unusual perspectives as they exaggerate angles and make everything larger than life. Use them to capture fun portraits that exaggerate the length of limbs which look even cooler if you hit the shutter button as they leap over you. 


2. Tiny Space

Creative and fun wide angle photography


The COOPH team folded the page of a book to create a tunnel, popped a pen in it for added interest and posed at the end of the 'tunnel'. By using a wide-angle lens to capture the image, the shape of the tunnel is exaggerated which makes a really cool-looking portrait. You can also pop your smartphone in the fridge and use the wide-angle lens to capture everything that's in the fridge as well as your own portrait


Fridge Portrait


3. Cars

Car photography from inside the car


You don't always have to play around with small objects as capturing images of cars from low down from a corner with your wide-angle lens can create a dynamic image that exaggerates shape. Alternatively, channel your inner influencer and shoot something for the 'gram by setting up a scene inside your car and capturing the landscape outside of it. 


4. In The Woods

Wide-Angle Woodland Landscape


A wide-angle panorama of trees sweeping up and bending in will give you an alternative view to the usual forest shots we see and to add more depth, shoot from a lower angle as you'll create foreground interest. 


5. Point Of View (POV)

Macabre Themed Shoot Indoors With Tools, Tea and a Tomato


Inside, roll out several sheets of paper towel and splatter it with tea to create the base for what will be a macabre themed scene. Next, add some tools, create some moody lighting and get a friend/family member to focus in on your hands as you use one of the tools - creepy but cool! 


How have you used your wide-angle lenses? Show us your images in the comments below. 

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