How to Take a Picture With Your Smart Phone

This will help you take a photo with your smartphone to upload to Moodle

Last Updated: May 31st, 2022

How to Set up your Photo Capturing Space

  1. Find a place that is well-lit and comfortable. A clean wall in your home that is white or a solid color would be perfect. 
  2. You can have someone take the picture for you, or you can place your phone on a tripod or prop against books or other objects where it is stable and upright. 

How to take a picture with your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Launch the Camera app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Point the camera at the subject and then tap the shutter icon to take a photo. 
  3. Tap the thumbnail in the lower-left corner or open the Photos app from your Home screen to view the photos you've taken. 

How to take a picture with your Android Phone: 

  1. Unlock your phone and navigate to the apps page.
  2. Locate the camera app and open it.
  3. Point the camera at the subject and press the shutter icon(which might be a white circle) to take a photo.
  4. Tap the thumbnail likely located on the bottom left or right of your screen to view your new photo.

How to take a picture with your Google Phone:

  1. Tap the Camera app to open the camera. 
  2. Point the camera at the subject and then tap the shutter icon to take a photo. 
  3. Tap the thumbnail to the right of the shutter icon to view your photos. 

Tips for Getting the Best Possible Picture 

Make sure your lens is clean and your lighting is good before shooting. Take more photos than you think you need from several angles to ensure you get the shot you want. If the subject is out of focus, simply tap where you want the focus to be on your screen.

Editing Your Photo 

Most smartphones have internal photo editing software to create the best possible photo. You can use this to fix lighting and color, crop your photo, and more before posting your photo.

Getting your Photo to your Computer

The easiest way to get your photo from your phone to your computer is to email it to yourself. You can do this either by tapping the share icon and selecting "email" or by creating a new text message with the photo attached and entering your email as the recipient. 

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