Capture those precious moments perfectly! Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.

We all love the convenience of being able to take happy snaps, and capture precious moments on the go with our smart phones or tablets.

With the upcoming festive season, no doubt you’ll be giving your smartphone’s camera a workout!

In this article, we share some great photo apps that are available for both Apple and Android devices, and some great tips on what you could do with digital photography.

Enjoy! and happy snapping! 

‘Appy’ snapping

1) Colour FX – splash

Have fun editing your images and adding splashes of colour with Colour FX – splash colour.

You can create dramatic images by removing colours or changing them entirely.

You can share your creations on social media, or with friends and family.

2) Photo Editor by Aviary

Aviary is a powerful photo editor, allowing you to quickly edit your photos with no fuss. Some of the great features include:

  • One tap auto enhance
  • Great photo effects and frames
  • Crop, rotate and straighten your photos
  • Sharpen and blur
  • and much more!

Let me take a selfie!

Fantastic tips to take a good selfie:

A “selfie” is a term used when you have taken a photograph of yourself, typically using a smartphone.

Selfies have become increasingly popular, and if you’re never satisfied with photos that other people take, here are some tips on how to take a decent selfie!

Use a selfie stick - The selfie stick is the new shameless accessory! “Selfie sticks” are a claw-like, expanding wand that’ s been modified to hold a smartphone at the end.

The benefits of a selfie stick are: variation on angles, more opportunities to fit people into your photos, and did we mention, a great travel accessory?

Forget having to ask strangers to take pictures for you… bring on the selfie stick!

Lighten up – When taking a selfie or any photo, you need good lighting! Don’t choose lighting that is too harsh or too dark.

Background check - The last thing you want is a selfie with a dirty bedroom in the background! A good, clear background such as solid coloured walls always works best

Edit – There’s nothing wrong with editing your selfies! Use some of the photo editing apps we have suggested, and have fun creating your images!

Take a screen shot!

Screenshots are so useful, allowing you to save snippets of anything on your smartphone or tablet screen.

We find it extremely helpful to take screenshots of things like: Online booking confirmations, websites, upcoming sales and more!

How to…

On both Apple and Android devices:

Hold the ON/OFF button and the POWER button at the same time.

You should hear a camera sound and a flash on the screen.

The screen shot will be saved to your “Photos”.

Did you just take a screenshot? You’ll find yourself using this handy tip a lot! 

Got any other tips to share for taking photos on your phone?

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Secondary images: Supplied

  • Thanks for adding some photo editing apps. I appreciate this article and i need in embrace the selfie!


  • I just learnt how to take a screenshot haha best thing ever!


  • I often take screen shots. I hadn’t heard of Aviary so thank you for the info.


  • I’m for ever doing screen shots on my computer!


  • yeah also don’t take too many screenshots on purpose lol. i went through my phone the other day and had heaps of random pics in there. lol that is what kids do…


  • yeah isn’t selfie an official word now? lol


  • The tip for the screenshot is fantastic. I didn’t know it yet!!!
    Thanks for the interesting article!

    • Thank you! Screen shots are so handy! Especially capturing things I find on the internet – sales, booking confirmations etc!


  • Lke fs


  • My android you press the power button and the volume at the same time for a screen shot


  • Thanks for this interesting and useful article – love photos.


  • I love selfies to show off my makeup I have done : )

    • I have a friend who does this to check her make up and hair!


  • We find screen shots so useful – so easy once you know how! Aviary looks great – thanks for this.


  • Great tips. I can never take a good group selfie. I need tips from Ellen DeGenerious.


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