View Full Version : How do you take okay photos with a smartphone?

09/20/2017, 06:07 PM
I just want to take a decent picture with my iPhone that doesn't end up just being completely saturated with blue and looking horrible. What sort of filters should I use? Is there a good app for this? Thanks!

09/20/2017, 08:20 PM
Camera stores sell cheap plastic colored filters in sheets. I shoot thru an orange colored sheet. Here are some iPhone shots:

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09/21/2017, 08:52 AM
Yep, I'm using an orange filter as well. I also have an app called Camera+ that has a lot of adjustments that help, but it's the filter that really does it.
https://i.imgur.com/7Fmr16km.jpg https://i.imgur.com/knWSlDGm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tcTXkchm.jpg

09/21/2017, 02:15 PM
I've had pretty decent results from ProCamera on my iPhone.

10/03/2017, 12:06 PM
+ 1 on the filters. Check out the trick below.


10/03/2017, 12:24 PM
if you don't have a filter, you can press the phone flat against your tank and zoom in to the coral then take the picture.

10/08/2017, 01:07 PM
if you have LED's that can be controlled, turn down the blues.
I currently have my Hydra 26 HD settings set to a color I like and it allows me to take Iphone pics with no issues.

10/16/2017, 02:18 PM
good topic to pay attention to.