Do you have an iPhone and want to take better photos with it? Well then practice these 10 iPhone Photography Tips and you will be on your way.
I have always taken photos with my iPhone. I got a DSLR on Christmas 2015 and thought, now can take great photos.
Since I do not take my DSLR camera everywhere I go, I was wondering if there was a way to take better photos with my iPhone, since it was always with me.
Well there is!
I have been reading and watching lot’s of videos and could not believe I didn’t know how to do these things with my iPhone camera.
Please Note: Most of these tips with work best with the iPhone 5 and up.
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10 iPhone Photography Tips
1. Don’t Zoom – Photos will turn out much better if you do not use the zoom feature. Instead, get as close to your subject as possible or crop the photo after taking it.
2. Exposure – If the photo is to dark or to light due to the lighting, you can you can fix it, before snapping the picture, by adjusting the yellow exposure slider next to the focus square.
3. The Golden Hour – If you didn’t already know, they best times to take outdoor photos is in the morning or in the evening when the sun is low.
The reason is
Because taking in during midday the sun is too bright and above and can make your photos to bright.
These times are also good because they make great silhouette photos and photos with shadows.
4. Just Tap It – To make sure you have your subject in focus and looking sharp, just look for the focus square on the screen and tap it. It will focus on the subject and blur the rest (making it out of focus).
5. Turn Off Flash – To make your photos look their best, turn off the flash. Instead, take your photos in natural light or use the cameras exposure slider to boost the light in the photo.
6. Use The Grid – To use this feature, go to settings, select photos & camera and enable the grid feature. Read more here about the Rule of Thirds.
7. Hold Down To Lock Focus – If you want to keep your camera from selecting a different subject than what you are aiming for in the frame, then use the lock your focus point on your current subject.
8. Use Your Volume Button – This is something I was very excited about. If you want to take a photo without having to push the shutter button on the screen, hook up your earphone and push the volume button.
9. Use A Tripod – There will be times when you want to prevent shaky photos when trying to get a steady shot, such has waterfalls. It’s a good idea to take a lightweight tripod with you just in case.
10. Get The App – As I was going all this research, there was an app mentioned called “Slow Shutter Cam”.
This app is great for taking photos of waterfalls to capture the motion blur, light trails and taking photos in low light.
Extra Tip: If you want to take great macro photos with your iPhone, grab this lens to attach to your phone!
Here are a few photos I have taken with my iPhone since learning these tips.
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