One of the things I love the most about my BlackBerry is the camera. I love taking photos on the go, whenever I see something cool or that I want to remember, I take out my BlackBerry and snap a photo. But sometimes the photo isn’t as good as I’d like it to be, and sometimes you only get one shot, so what can you do to make sure you take a good photo? Here are some things you might want to setup before taking photos with your BlackBerry smartphone.

Note: For this guide I’m using a Torch 9850 on OS 7.1, some things might be different on other devices and OS versions.

Setting up your camera flash

When taking a photo you might or might not need to use flash, depending on how much light is around you. You can setup your camera flash to off or on for a better photo. If you’re unsure, you can also set it to automatic so that it’ll detect if flash is or isn’t necessary for your photo.

To change the flash setting press the Menu button and go to Flash.

Setting up Autofocus

There are three autofocus modes. You can set it to off, Continuous if you’re photographing a moving object or Single Shot for still objects.

To change the autofocus setting press the Menu button and go to Autofocus.

Choosing your scene

Depending on the type of photo you are taking there are several different Scene Modes such as Landscape, Close-Up, Snow, Night, etc.

To change the scene mode press the Menu button and go to Scene Modes.

There are some other extra options you can also edit, such as image stabilization, digital zoom, the photo size in which you would like to save your photos, where you would like to save them and more. To change these settings press the Menu button and go to Options.

Once you get to know and play a little with these settings you’ll soon find yourself taking amazing photos with your BlackBerry. If you have questions or suggestions leave them in the comments below!