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How to take better photos with iPhone ? 5
Created by findgood, 1044 days ago, 978 views

How to take better photos with iPhone ?
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chakramed1044 days ago

Hi @findgood ,

there is many methods but no one can explain them better then ' Jana Williams' famous photography

How to take better pictures with your iPhone

regards ,

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baladox1044 days ago

Tip 1: Zoom With Your Feet!

Never, ever, ever, ever think about zooming with the little slider at the bottom of your screen. This is the quickest way to ruin your picture. The iPhone may have a good camera built in, but as soon as that slider moves, you can kiss your image quality goodbye.

Tip 2: Turn On Your Grid Lines

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Grid Lines are extremely helpful when using an iPhone. This divides your picture into 9 equal boxes and really helps you with your composition. Compose your image using the law of thirds and you are sure to have an interesting picture.

Tip 3: Use Two Hands

Sure the iPhone is light and thin, but it still can move while you are taking a picture. Use two hands whenever you are taking a picture. Keep your arms in close and rest them on your body to stabilize yourself. Rest your iPhone on something sturdy if possible. Also, don’t forget that you can push the + button on the side of your iPhone to release the shutter.

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Tip 4: Learn AE/AF Lock

AE/AF lock can be turned on by tapping on the screen where you want to focus on/ expose for, and then holding down till the box bounces twice. This means that the place that you tapped on is where the camera focuses on and exposes for, and no matter where you move the camera those settings stay the same. This is good for backlit subjects. Say you wanted to take a better picture of 2 people, and the sun was at their back. If you just took the picture, chances are it would be way too dark because your phone exposed for the sun. If you lock the exposure on the people, they would be properly exposed and if you move around a little, no worries, they will still be well lit.

Tip 5: Use HDR For Pictures Of Landscapes

HDR has to deal with the last photo tip. It takes the exposures from different pictures and pastes them together to make a better-lit image. If take a picture with the HDR setting, your iPhone will take 3 pictures very quickly and paste them together to give you a better lit image. Don’t move when you do this. You will get a blurry image. Master Tip 3.

Tip 6: Look For Good Light!

Nobody likes to take a picture with the sun blaring right in his or her eyes. Also, nobody likes to look at those pictures. The harsh light from the sun can either cause harsh shadows all over someone’s face or wash all of the shadows out. Keep the sun at their back or stay in the shade. The pictures will definitely look better.

Tip 7: Download Camera+ photo tips

Camera + is an incredible camera photo app. You can control the exposure and focus points independently, it has a self-timer, burst mode, stabilizer and a level. It’s got it all. It’s a must have. Leave the default camera at home and use the photo app, Camera+.

Tip 8: Download Snapseed

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Snapseed is a free photo-editing app made by Google and is the best one that I have come across. The amount of things that you can do in this app is incredible. It is also super easy to use. You swipe up and down to choose which effect you want. You swipe left to right to choose the intensity of that effect. You can also export straight from Snapseed to Instagram.

Tip 9: Don’t Use Instagram Filters.

I hate hate hate Instagram filters. Every single picture on Instagram looks the same. Have some individuality and make your picture yours. Edit in Snapseed and come up with your own picture and put it on Instagram without a filter. Set yourself apart from everyone else and develop your own style. People will notice a difference.

Tip 10: Break Every Single Rule (sometimes)

In Photography there are no absolutes. This means, nothing is right and nothing is wrong. Don’t be afraid to take everything that I just told you to do and not to do and do the opposite. Take a blurry picture of someone running. Underexpose a picture and make it a silhouette. Zoom with the slider and get some artsy grain. Take an extremely bright, harsh shadow picture in the sun. Put the subject right in the middle of your frame. Do whatever and make an exception to the rule every now and then. The only thing you can’t do is use an Instagram filter.

Keep shooting and shoot raw!

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CoolCat1036 days ago

1. Keep Your Photos Simple
One interesting subject is all you need. It not a bad thing to have only one subject in your photo because having too much going on in the frame only makes the image overcomplicated. And the viewer will be distracted too. If you choose simple composition, it will make your subject stand out more even though the majority of your photo is filled with empty space.

2. Shoot from A Low Angle Can Make A Huge Difference
Finding an interesting angle is a trick to easily improve your photos. Try this – shoot from a lower perspective. Shooting from a low angel makes people and other subjects more interesting because we’re not used to looking at them from that perspective. It lets you show your object with nothing but the sky in the background which highlights your subject.

3. Include Shadows in Your Composition
Don’t turn the blind eye to the shadows when taking a photo because the shadows can be very interesting if you make good use of it. So don’t just get focused on the subjects, try to include the shadows in your composition whenever possible.

4. Photograph Reflections
Reflections are easy to miss in real life but nearly impossible to ignore in photos. Glass, shiny cars, water are the surfaces that we can used for reflection photography. Take water reflection as an example, it can distort the reflection in waves which makes the photos very special.

5. Snap Photos with The Volume Button
Tapping the digital shutter button can cause camera shake and blur the photos you’ve trying to take because the iPhone is very thin. To avoid this, you can use the volume up button to snap a photo.

6. Arm Yourself with Apps
Sticking with Apple’s own camera app is probably a bad idea. There are other camera apps such as Camera+ which offers you more options and enhancements when taking a photo. So you can consider downloading enhanced camera apps like Camera+, ProCamera 8, VSCO if you want to take great photos on iPhone.

7. Use Flash as Little as Possible.
That's especially true with the built-in flashes on phones and pocket cameras, which tend to overexpose images and completely change the color of the scene. (Standing back from your subject can help a little with the overexposure.) Because the flash is so close to the lens, light tends to shine straight onto and illuminate the red retina in the back of your subject's eyes, for that demonic look. Nevertheless, if it's really dark, you simply have to use flash.

8. Use HDR.
HDR stands for ‘High Dynamic Range’ and it describes a process of taking two or more photos of varying exposure settings and combining them to make the picture look closer to what the human eye can see.

9. Give some depth to your shot by adding interesting subjects in the foreground or background.

10. Be patient and wait for that perfect light or moment. Don’t rush for the sake of just having a photo.

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