Since all the photos on this blog will be taken with iPhone we thought it would be a good idea to share with you guys a few tips on taking photos with your phone. Here you go!
- ALWAYS have your phone with you. The best kind of camera is the one you have on you. Luckily the iPhone camera has made this one easy. We carry our phones habitually. Having a camera easily accessible allows for unique photos from a variety of moments.
- Be sure to keep your phone clean and dry. Keeping your phone clean and dry is best for many reasons, but your photos can benefit from having a clean and dry lens. Try cleaning your phone regularly or using a waterproof case such as LifeProof.
- Take photos with two hands for stability. Most of us text, call, and surf using one hand but using both hands to take photos will keep your subject in focus and your images crisp and clear.
- Avoid zoom. The zoom box on the iPhone is the quickest way to distort an image. Better photos can be at the cameras widest angle. Zooming in lacks focus and your photos will appear shaky.
- Keep the subject simple. The more simple the subject the easier it is to convey an idea or emotion. The iPhone takes small images and the more complex the image the harder it is for a viewer to follow the composition of the photo.
- Use the grid. Using the grid on your display screen can allow you to more accurately place your subject in the frame. To turn your grid on simple go to the settings app, choose Photos & Camera and turn the grid function on.
- Rule of thirds still applies. Many photographers use the rule of thirds to offset the point of visual interest. Allowing the main focus to be off center creates a more aesthetically pleasing photo. Use the grid function to follow the rule of thirds.
- Lighting is crucial. Lighting can make or break your photo. Try taking advantage of natural light for the best outcome. If natural light is not an option try adjusting the exposure when editing rather than use the flash function.
- Don’t use built-in HDR function. HDR (high-dynamic-range-imaging) combines multiple exposures to provide the best lighting option possible, but the automatic function often fails. Try an HDR app instead.
- Edit your photos. Remember: Taking the photo is only the first step. Try an app like Camera+ to take your photos to the next level.