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    Advice Needed: Taking Quality Smartphone Pics?

    My printer/scanner is not working at the moment.

    Does anyone have any tricks to taking quality Smartphone pics? Is there a good way of doing this to showcase cards well? Lighting? Backdrops? Avoiding the dreaded shadow of me taking the pic? Phone settings?

    My pics come in grainy and I'd like to continue listing and selling.

    Thanks for your time....

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    It depends on what your phone's camera is capable of. Some cameras have white balance, macro mode and ISO settings.

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    Good lighting, no flash.

    Hold the camera at an angle rather than straight up-and-down shots to avoid reflections and glare.

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    Thanks fellas...what color/material do you guys use for a backdrop? Need something that will show the condition of the cards well

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    So here's how I roll:
    black leather suitcase as a backdrop
    natural sunlight from the same angle every time
    take off one touch case front (no glare)
    straight photo from the center top
    iphone 5s

    photos come out like This:


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    It depends on what your phone's camera is capable of. Some cameras have white balance, macro mode and ISO settings.
    and what the camera's megapixel is as well.

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    Niice...is there a time of day? By a window? Sorry I'm terrible w photography...
    So here's how I roll:
    black leather suitcase as a backdrop
    natural sunlight from the same angle every time
    take off one touch case front (no glare)
    straight photo from the center top
    iphone 5s

    photos come out like This:


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    tukka's got it right on...natural light is the best when you can. An enclosed patio or deck is ideal, as long as it's not dusk or dawn you should be good.

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