Tips of the week – KobraTech

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Running out of battery life? Have you ever been out on a day trip taking lots of photos and videos when your phone’s battery goes dead? Happens to all of us and it’s quite frustrating.  The older your phone gets, the faster the battery drains. It doesn’t mean you have to buy a new phone!  One simple solution is to carry a battery pack and charge your phone on the go. They are light and can easily be put in your bag ready when you need an extra charge! There are many different types of battery packs and prices vary...

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Are your photos blurry? You see the perfect photo opportunity. You whip your phone out of your pocket, compose your shot, shoot your photo.  What is that?? A blurry spot in the photo? What happened? Chances are the blurry spot is a fingerprint, a dirty spot, or something on your camera lens. The lens (or lenses) on your phone need to be clean in order to take sharp photos. Put it in your routine to carry a small microfiber rag, like the ones you get when you purchase glasses or sunglasses, and whip it out to wipe your lenses before...

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Do you know how to minimize shake in your videos? Walking while shooting a video can result in a shaky video. It can get frustrating especially if you take extra care to keep your phone steady and walk slowly. One easy way to minimize the shake in your video is to shoot in slow motion. This way the footage is smoother and looks more professional.  Another good way to reduce shake in videos is to secure your phone to a stabilizer rig while you shoot your videos. Join our Facebook page Shoot Like a Pro With Your Phone and share...

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Why add foreground objects? Your photos can become more interesting and unique with this simple trick. When you frame and compose your subject, take a look around to see if you can place something in the front that will add interest and even partially hide your subject. This creates a feeling of mystery and adds depth to your photo. Join our Facebook page Shoot Like a Pro With Your Phone and share your photos with like-minded people.  Also, follow us on TikTok and Instagram for more great tips and tricks.

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Do you know how to use Aperture?  Most phones have Portrait Mode that takes great portraits. Did you know that you can adjust your settings to make your subject stand out and your background blurry? Choosing the right Aperture on your phone can create these dreamy photos.  Aperture is the F-number that you set in the manual settings that lets you create depth of field. The lower the number, the blurrier the background.  You can edit the f-number in your editing feature on your phone. Slide the aperture to the lowest number and see the background get blurry.  Join our...

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