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Landscape, travel, and humanitarian photographer Colby Brown, who recently explained what makes the rear-facing shooter on the new LG G4 so special, is back to show us how to take great smartphone photos.

In the four-minute video below, Brown offers five tips that will help you shoot better images, like using manual modes to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and white balance.

A photo taken by the LG G4. Photo: LG/Colby Brown

A photo taken by the LG G4. Photo: LG/Colby Brown

Based on the specifications LG has already confirmed and a few unofficial leaks, we know the company’s upcoming G4 is going to be pretty special. If taking great photos is important to you, it could well be your next upgrade.

The photographs below were all taken with the G4’s new “professional grade” camera, which has a 16-megapixel sensor and f/1.8 aperture — and they are jaw-droppingly good.

Samsung will deliver its best smartphone camera to date with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung will deliver its best smartphone camera to date with the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s major overhaul of the Galaxy S6 won’t stop at a brand-new design and vastly improved software. We’re also expecting the best internal components available, including a new rear-facing camera that will have a 20-megapixel sensor and optical image stabilization.

Of course, Samsung won’t confirm that until its Unpacked event on March 1, but the South Korean company has promised that you’ll get effortlessly “amazing pictures” from the Galaxy S6.

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Smartphone cameras have improved tremendously in the last few years but a camera is only as good as the photography skills of the person using it. If your photography skills are poor, it does not matter whether you use a Lumia 1020 or an HTC One, the final images will still come out looking mediocre.

Thankfully, photography skills are no rocket science and can be easily learnt by anyone. Below, we list down some tips that should help you in taking better photos with your smartphone camera.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Smartphone cameras have improved tremendously in the last couple of years but low-light photography still remains their achilles heel. While OIS has helped improved matters drastically, the overall images in low-light from smartphone cameras are still only barely usable.

Sony now in a bid to improve low-light imaging performance of its sensors has created a new curved CMOS sensor via its proprietary “bending machine” that looks like a human eye and which in turn allows it to┬átake in more light.

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