You’re holding That Phone ALL Wrong
Why Cant you get a good shot? You're holding that phone all wrong...
Experts say that you're holding your phone all wrong. When you hold it upright like the picture depicted below, you cut out all that is happening on the left and right, when you hold it horizontal, you get all the action happening around you and the picture is more flattering and true to size.
This is a picture of how you SHOULD be holding your phone. At 90 degrees for video and pictures. Mostly video.
Here's a great article from The Huffington Post about how to hold your phone.
And if you don't believe that, here's a funny You Tube video description for you.