Just as Google Messages has surpassed 1 billion installs on the Google Play Store, the team behind it is not resting up, as it drip-feeds new features constantly. The latest Google Messages addition is a neat little “attach recent photos” prompt for when you’re texting your contacts.
Portrait photography goes back a long way and it remains one of the most popular ways to capture someone in a moment. The occasion can vary a great deal, but the point is to focus on someone and capture emotion, no matter the time, place, or person involved. Smartphones not only have superb cameras nowadays but also the ability to take great portraits. They may not be able to truly match the larger sensors and lenses of DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but with the right steps, they can close the gap and look great. Here are some ways to make that happen.
Learn your phone’s portrait mode
We know photos are memories, but they are all the more precious when they document how children grow up. Whether it’s an occasion or a slice-of-life shot, getting a little camera crazy with your little ones is understandable. At the same time, pets are also family treasures, and capturing them in their element at home is another of life’s pleasures. Put those two together and you have some of the more adorable images you can take of two prized possessions. However, we know that trying to get photos of subjects that don’t want to stand still can be a pain, so here’s how to do it.
Learn the fastest way to launch your camera
Because you deserve better than your stock app
For years, QuickPic was one of the first applications I would install on my phone, without even bothering to use the phone’s default gallery app. It was small, fast, efficient, and free, but has sadly disappeared at the end of 2018. For a while, I’ve been trying to find a decent replacement, and some of the below apps are great candidates to become your next go-to gallery app.