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Last updated: 13th Dec 2009, 06:52

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Top Tips from the KODAK website -;=en_GB

Since your camera phone is always with you, take advantage of capturing those spontaneous moments. Take lots of pictures to increase your chance of capturing just the right shot. Afterward, you can go back and delete the pictures you don't want. Then be sure to upload the keepers to an online photo album, like KODAK Mobile, or to your computer so you can save them on your hard drive or CD.

Many camera phones lack a zoom lens, so make sure you move in close to capture your subject. Often, you'll be taking pictures with your camera phone that you wouldn't necessarily take with your regular camera, like your latest find at a boot sale.

Fill your phone's display screen with your subject to create pictures with greater impact. Up close you can reveal telling details – a wrinkled nose or an arched eyebrow. But don't get too close or your pictures will be blurry and distorted. As a general rule, stand about one to two feet from your subject.

Direct eye contact can be as engaging in a picture as it is in real life. When taking a picture of someone, hold the camera at the person's eye level to unleash the power of those magnetic gazes and mesmerizing smiles.

For children and pets, that means stooping to their level. Your subject doesn't have to stare at the camera -- all by itself that eye level angle will create a personal and inviting feeling that pulls you into the picture.

Unless your camera phone has a built-in flash, low light = bad picture. Try to take pictures in bright light. Without adequate lighting, your camera phone pictures will look dark and grainy. In sunlight, move around where the sun beams onto your subject. Indoors, turn on extra lights to brighten your subject.

A plain background shows off the subject you are photographing. When you're ready to take your picture, force yourself to study the area surrounding your subject. Make sure a tree isn't growing from the head of your subject and that no cars seem to dangle from their ears. Check your picture in the your phone's display screen and retake it if necessary.

Try turning your camera phone sideways to take horizontal pictures. Many things look better in a horizontal picture, like group shots. While you're at it, experiment by taking pictures at different angles from your subject – above, below, diagonally – you might like what you find.

Many camera phones let you choose the size of the pictures you take. They often include a low, medium, and high setting for the resolution (picture quality). The higher the setting, the better the quality. You should set your camera phone to the highest setting to capture the best quality pictures. You might not see a difference between the different quality settings on your phone's display screen, but it will definitely make a big difference on a computer screen.

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