Get This : 10 Tips for better iPhoneography
10 tips for taking better photos with your smartphone.
1. Keep your photos simple
Leonardo da Vinci once said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” This is as true for art as it is for iPhoneography. New photographers often make the mistake of trying to fit
everything in the one frame – which is distracting for the viewer and can takes away from the composition of the image.
2. Turn on HDR
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range imaging, instead of taking one photo – HDR takes three different photos at three different exposures and then merges them all together. The result is more like what you can see with your eyes rather than what you can see through your camera.
3. Select your focal point
A simple tip but nevertheless a very important tip. Tap your screen and select your focal point for the image. Your phone will select what it thinks the main focal point is – but this might not always be your intended target.
4. Try shooting from a different angle
Flick through your phone and take a look at what you have on your camera roll – chances are most of the images will be from chest height. You can easily improve your photos by changing your perspective. Get down low and shoot your target through some tall grass or shoot alongside a wall. A different angle automatically makes your image more interesting to the viewer because it is not what we see every day.
I have been guilty of accidentally dropping my phone in my dinner while trying to take a nice up close image of the meal. Most of the time people will be viewing your images on a smartphone or tablet so the image won’t be huge. If you want to show the details you can not be afraid to get up close and personal.
The in-camera filters for iPhone are fantastic – and an easy way for you to make a load of photos you took on a day out and about in to a series.
7. Show depth in your photos.
It is a common mistake when taking images – particularly when it comes to landscapes – not to show depth. When you take an image of a landscape you should always ensure you have multiple planes in site to add depth.
The “Rule of Thirds” is a basic photography principle that is often ignored. This simply means that your image should be divided in to three parts either horizontally or vertically and the points of interest should fit in to two adjoining sections. This draws the eye to the
intended subject very naturally.
9. Try out different editing tools
I do love a good photo-editing app. My favourites are VSCO Cam and Afterlight. Both offer a range of filters that are not available on instagram or in camera and make it very easy for you to crop and edit your images without going over the top.
10. Apply what you have just learnt
Get out there and start taking more photos – you will never regret having taken a photo and capturing a moment in time forever. Hope these tips have been helpful – we’d love to see the images you create so please tweet us @GertrudeAndIvy or show us your best instagram photos @GertrudeAndIvy.
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Largerfeld