How to #LevelUpYourLens – Mobile Photography Tips

rt social marketing
rt social marketing Staff member
edited May 2022 in Home of Nokia Phones

Hi All,

Welcome to the first of our Tips & Tricks series. Over the coming weeks and months we will be posting lots of Tips & Tricks to help you get the most out of your devices. It would be great to hear what your best Tip's & Tricks are and what types of Tip's & Tricks you would like to get more of!

Anyway - first up #LevelUpYourLens


Global Head of Social Marketing


Nokia phones are the go-to device when taking high-quality photos and videos. As such, we are all now able to get sharp, stunning images all from the same device that we make calls on and scroll through our social feeds... 

Here are a few tips that will help you #LevelUpYourLens when it comes to mobile photography. 

Before you start

One of the most important aspects of mobile photography is great lighting, or as the experts would call it, exposure. Having your subject correctly exposed or well-lit allows you to showcase your subject and its details, as well as giving you a chance to play with shadows and shapes.

  Photo by hasib_mridha  Photo by reginasiven 

We also recommend keeping your lens clean. The tips above don’t mean anything if your lens is covered in smudges or dust. Use a microfiber cloth to pick up any unwanted dust, allowing you to make the most of your camera.

Simple effects for a higher-quality photo

Want to achieve that dream background look? Shoot with the Portait mode and edit your photos in our Portrait Editor to try out a whole range of different blurring effects. 

Check out this post where we explained how Portrait Mode on the #Nokia3dot4 works and how it helps when taking professional-looking photos. By using this feature, you will be able to achieve a shallower depth of field, creating more contrast between your subject and your background.

Photo by ogar_parmar_photography

Edit your photos

If you want to add a personal touch to your photos, try out one of the many easy editing apps for your phone like Google Photos and Snapseed or use the in-built effects your Nokia device provides. 

By using one of these apps you’ll be able to edit you photos in various ways that affect the colour, contrast and exposure of your images.

Photo by shivakaluse

If you follow these tips, we’re sure that you’ll be able to capture some amazing photos and videos that you can share with us using the hashtag #ShotOnNokia. We can’t wait to see them!

Have you got tips to elevate photography to the next level? Share them in the comments below...


  • Bharath KB
    Bharath KB ✭✭✭


    Shot on My beast Nokia 5.1 Plus.

    After a long time entering the community makes me to feel something new with new refreshed UI.

  • Ogar parmar
    Ogar parmar ✭✭✭

    Nice tips...and these really do work 👍

    Thanks for featuring my Nokia shot🙏

  • pushp kumar
    pushp kumar ✭✭✭

    Potrait mode of Nokia 5.1 plus

  • awesome pictures .Thank you tips for very help full me .

    LBrands Aces

  • #LevelUpYourLens #ShotonNokia 6.1 plus

  • singhnsk
    singhnsk Super User

    Hi @rt social marketing & @Nikhil.V

    How about a detailed guide to making the best use of the cinema mode featured in a bunch of recent devices?

    Got the idea from this new question thread and I felt like it deserves some officially generated content.

    A lot of general users wouldn't be able to ascertain much about the mode unless they see an easy to use tutorial.

  • Great idea @singhnsk ! I'll feed it into the content team.



  • loker2525
    loker2525 ✭✭
    edited October 2021

    Nice tips , I will add some photos of my pets for sure 

  • Devansh Shekhar Shukla
    edited December 2021

    Can somebody please help with locking exposure during video in Nokia 5.4??

  • Interesting

  • Nice tips...and these really do work 👍