A camera upgrade is one of the biggest drivers in the decision to buy a new smartphone. And with these tips, you can be shooting pics like a pro in no time at all.

1. Clean the lens
It sounds obvious, but our phones are generally in our hands throughout the day. Fingerprints, dust and sunscreen can all lead to a blurred lens. Get into the habit of cleaning your lens before you start shooting.

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2. Learn, baby, learn
Smartphones are jam-packed with features, so take some time out and learn what they are and how they make a difference to the photos you’re taking. Knowledge is power.

3. On the grid
If your smartphone has grid functionality, use it. Employing the grid overlay on your photos will help you frame the shot better and keep the photo level.

4. Slow and steady
There’s nothing worse than a blurry skyline, so ditch the one-handed snapping. Use both mitts for a steady hold and revert to the volume button to take the shot if you can. Failing that, a tripod is your best friend in these situations.

5. Edit enhancement
Most new smartphones will come with in-built edit software, allowing a myriad of changes from sharpening and lightening images to adjusting colour and adding filters. Have fun playing with your options – it’s possible to turn an ordinary shot into an extraordinary one with the magic at your fingertips.

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