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PhoneCopy (Jiri) | Sunday 24 December 2017 at 3:19 pm |

How to take better pictures with your smart phone

Nowadays, smartphones have become a worldwide phenomenon and pushed classic photography away. Of course, a professional photo taken with compact camera will always beat smartphone snapshot in quality. But on the other hand, who wants to carry the camera everywhere? The main advantage of shooting with smartphone is convenience. We have it always in our hands or at least in our pocket:-D

The trend of bigger smartphones with 6 inch or larger screens goes along with a higher resolution as well. In contrast to compact cameras it enables you to see much finer details and makes composing of pictures easier.

Here are the most important things you should keep in mind before you push the release button. I hope that some of them will make your photos more unique than coloring them with the same filters as millions of other people do!


How to take better pictures not only with your smartphone

  1. First of all you have to keep your lens clear from fingerprints This is the basis :-D
  2. To be more professional, you should pay more attention to the composition. And what does it mean? Composition is actually how the elements are arranged in the picture. So not only the main subject but also its surroundings. If you want to know more and think it with photographing seriously, you should learn more about composition tips, there is a lot of articles you can find on internet. The most known rules are the Rule of thirds and the Golden ratio.
  3. One of the factors determining the quality of the whole picture more is light. Set the camera according to the intensity of light intensity. If you are backlit, use the HDR backlight correction option. On the other hand, in a darker place, a high-sensitivity mode is selected to additionally illuminate the dark areas. HDR – High Dynamic Range solves the problem if there are dark parts in shadow as well as lightened ones in the scene. This function makes at a range of different exposures and creates a composed photo with all parts visible. For example, a picture of the valley in the shadow of the lighted mountain
  4. Zoom – avoid using zoom, rather move yourself! It has the same effect as cropping the image that will make the final picture rather grainy.
  5. There are situations when your mobile takes a blurry image. It can be caused when there is not enough light. The solution in this case is simple – set up ISO according to the lightning. ISO sensitivity is a measure of the camera’s ability to capture light. In the dark raise ISO to 400 - 800, if there is enough light ISO 100 will be ok. But be careful, use higher ISO only as much as necessary to avoid the blur.
  6. Flash – you should use flashlight if your object is closer than about 2-3 m from you and the lightning is poor or there is a shining against you behind the object.
  7. W&B / white balance defines the overall color temperature of the picture. The automatic mode is not always working right, so if you want to take a good natural picture in a place where are lightbulbs or on the snow, it is necessary to set up manually the appropriate regime.
  8. Shutter speed – adjusting this value can help you to capture a nice pic of fast moving object without being blurred. The faster the object moves, the lower value you need.
  9. Self-Camera Timer allows you to delay the shutter release, to give you time between pushing the button and taking the photo. You can use this feature not only to take photo together with your friends but also to avoid jerking when you press the shutter.
  10. If you go into the landscape and want to capture the whole atmosphere of your outlook, there is nothing better than panoramic photograph. It's nothing complicated and need just a little exercise. Simply set the Panorama mode, set the direction, press the trigger and move slowly the mobile phone around.
  11. Don’t be afraid to try various photo applications which can upgrade your camera’s basic functions

But most important should be your feeling, so sometime just forget all the rules and be just original!

And if you want to learn even more, you can read our articles about taking pictures with smartphone we will continuously complement.

Take care,


PhoneCopy (Jana) | Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 11:28 am |

What does a picture tell about you?!

… one picture is worth ten thousand words…

Did you know every photography bears its secrets? What can you learn from a picture?

Have you got older photo and are not sure where and where it was taken?

We can help you to remember..

Prague GPS info

Maybe you did not hear that every digital photography hides certain useful information! I did not know it either until my  colleagues had told me. If you are a beginner in shooting or not very technicall, you might appreciate to read more about this helpful information.

So what can you learn when you look closer on a photography?

It depends on your settings and how much you want to remain  confidential. Rather forgetful people might appreciate the possibility to recall hereafter all the places they visited during their holiday or where that crazy hen party took place! ;-)  

GPS mapMost of the photos keep inside data called EXIF. What kind of data it is? Type of your device, photo size and things such as exposure time (measured in seconds), F- number which means aperture, ISO sensitivity and also Local Length. This information can seem to be too technical for comman user but understanding it can help you to learn your camera enough to adjust the settings to capture nice pictures in different conditions. Personally, I welcome the information where and when the photo was taken. Except the date and the time, there is GPS location and what’s more also display the place on the map!! Isn’t it great?! Yes, I know it is! Just try it out with your own pictures! Summer holiday is here, time to travel and enjoy great moments together with your friends and family. Keep it not only in your memories but also backed up in out Media Gallery! We will keep them safe and will never let them fade away! 

PS: I would also welcome new feature of remembering names those people in my pics :-)


Jana, PhoneCopy team

PhoneCopy (Jana) | Wednesday 26 July 2017 at 12:02 pm |

Nostalgia for non-smart phones...

...we all loved them

There has been a big wave of nostalgia for non-smart phones around the world recently.. Nokia N95 8GB
If you have loved these phones you could be pleased because PhoneCopy can easily  transfer your contacts from your smart phone to a non-smart one and vice versa! No matter if you have Android or iOS, with PhoneCopy will be your data always synchronized and safely back-uped in the cloud!
Are you upset with battery running out all the time, irritated by broken displays and tired of insomnia blaming your smart phone and its blue light? You can return to the dumb phone... Take the old original piece out of the box or just get the reborn version from the store shelf, transfer your data and contacts withPhoneCopy easily and enjoy the retro vibe! 
Here is a video guide How to
Yours PhoneCopy

PhoneCopy (Jana) | Thursday 29 June 2017 at 10:02 am |

Summer is coming...

Are you looking forward to the summer? No school, off work!

Holiday time is coming, so make your smartphones ready and take a lot of pictures! To have enough space on your device and not to lose your memories, back up your valuable Photos with!

It can happen easily, you can forget your phone somewhere or it can just fall out of your pocket into the water…L But you can fully enjoy your well-deserved holiday without worries you could lose your data, new contacts and valuable holiday pictures. It would be a big pity!

And in the meantime, we will continue on developing our new features!

                                       Take care,

Your PhoneCopy team

PhoneCopy (Jana) | Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 1:15 pm |

What is new in PhoneCopy?

Dear PhoneCopy users,

you haven't heard from PhoneCopy in a while, but that doesn't mean that we've been slacking off! We are coming up with a number of new features, so don't forget to check out to backup and synchronize your phone data.

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PhoneCopy (Jana) | Thursday 08 June 2017 at 09:24 am |

PhoneCopy Photo Back up

It is a big thing and an important milestone for us here in PhoneCopy! Last week we announced  the launch of PhoneCopy Photo Backup to all our users. You can back up your pictures from all your devices, no matter if Android or iOS, and access the entire collection via web browser.

PhoneCopy backups only those photos that have been changed or created. Your can run the backup manually or automatically according to schedules you set. There is also more options to customize.

It also retains

And as we can see from the amounts of data being backed up, a lot of our users have already tried it. You haven't tried it yet? Then what are you waiting for?! If you are a monthly Premium subscriber, you have got 1GB space on our cloud. In case you are a Basic version user, you can try out our service as well, you have got 10MB! Whenever you can add additional storage to fit your needs. Here's a short guide how to use this feature for you for Android and for iOS.

But that's not all, we keep going! The development never stops, especially here at the headquarters! Very soon, our users will be able to back up videos as well.

                                                                                                          Take care, your PhoneCopy

PhoneCopy (Jana) | Tuesday 11 April 2017 at 11:57 am |

New Year with a new feature

Dear customers,

we are happy to introduce you our latest Premium feature

PhoneCopy Photo BackupAs we have previously mentioned, the end of the year has been busy for us here on PhoneCopy. Upon many requests from our customers, we are now introducing PhoneCopy Photo Backup. Our Premium customers will now get a 1GB storage to backup their photos from their Android and iOS apps, with the possibility to upgrade to a bigger storage. How to setup PhoneCopy Photo Backup 

PhoneCopy Photo Backup

As we have previously mentioned, the end of the year has been busy for us here on PhoneCopy. Upon many requests from our customers, we are now introducing PhoneCopy Photo Backup. Our Premium customers will now get a 1GB storage to backup their photos from their Android and iOS apps, with the possibility to upgrade to a bigger storage. How to setup PhoneCopy Photo Backup 

Monthly PhoneCopy Premium

The Photo Backup goes hand in hand with our new monthly subscription model. Paying for the Premium subscription monthly, instead of once a year, allows you to adjust your storage size according to your needs. After the first payment, the successive months are charged automatically, so you never have to worry about extending your Premium subscription. We hope you will love the new system! View the subscription plans

Happy holidays
And finally, with the festivities rapidly approaching, on behalf of the entire PhoneCopy team we would like to wish to all our users Happy Holidays and a successful New Year 2017. See you next year!
Best Regards
Your PhoneCopy

PhoneCopy (Jana) | Thursday 15 December 2016 at 08:29 am |
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