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From selfies, to saving those great vacation memories -- using our smartphones to rival professional cameras is possible. (KFSN)

Most smartphone cameras come with a panorama setting. It allows you to capture large scenes. Use it in the car while moving fast to capture a lot in one photo.
From selfies, to saving those great vacation memories -- using our smartphones to rival professional cameras is possible. Just ask Hanford resident Brant Oliveira.

Oliveira took up photography just a few years ago. He says his friends are surprised to hear every single photo he posts on his popular Instagram page was taken with his iPhone.

"They can't believe it," Oliveira laughs. "They can't believe that what I take is with my camera phone."

Most smartphone cameras come with a panorama setting. It allows you to capture large scenes. Use it in the car while moving fast to capture a lot in one photo.

You can also put a small drop of water on your phone's camera lens and get zoomed in, detailed pictures of small items.

Another tip -- plug your headphones into your phone. The up volume button on your headphones work as a shutter button. Prop up your phone and you are able to take no-arm, better positioned selfies.

Oliveira likes to use the Olloclip which attaches easily onto your phone's camera. It comes with two macro lenses for extreme close-ups that allows you to capture every detail.

There's also a wide-angle lense, and his favorite -- the fisheye, which gives your photo a wider, curved effect. "I can get more in the shot and then I crop it -- crop out what I don't want."

One final tip -- take underwater photos by simply putting your phone into a clear cup and putting part of the cup into water. This way your phone stays dry but is still underwater.



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