Tips for better photos with your iPhone
This year it is estimated that over 1.3 trillion digital photos will be taken. In contrast, back in the glory days of film (the year 2000) only 80 billion photos were taken. This is huge increase in images taken. All due to the advancements in digital technology and your phone! It is often said that the best camera is the one that’s with you. Your iPhone is always with you, right?
79% percent of all photos today are taken by phones
13% are still taken by camera
8% percent on tablets
Here are some tips on taking better photos with your iPhone. And yes, I know there are other phones that also happen to take pictures. And I would encourage you to look up how to take better photos with your android device also.
Tip #1 - Focus
Tap on your screen in picture mode to focus on the area, you want in focus. Which brings us to tip #2.
Tip #2 - Exposure
While you are tapping the screen for focus, you will get a little box on your screen. On the right of that box slide your finger up and down on the screen to adjust exposure.
Tip #3 – Rule of thirds
Turn on the grid for better compositions. If, you need to know what rule of thirds is go here.
Tip #4 – Clean your lens
I know, this is kind of a given.. Wipe that sucker off once and a while!
Tip #5 – Force your flash to fire
Anytime there are shadows on faces in your photos. Turn your flash to ON. This will make your flash fire and light up the faces. Flash is not just for nighttime!
Tip #6 – Rear Facing Camera
The camera on the back of your iPhone is a higher resolution camera than the one on the screen side. Always use the rear facing camera when possible!
Tip #7 – Rapid Fire
Hold down your shutter button for rapid sequence photos.
Tip #8 – Low Light
Try shooting black and white in low light for dramatic effect.
Tip #9 – Headphones
Put your phone in camera mode. You use your apple headphones with the volume controls to trigger your shutter on your iPhone. The up volume.
Tip #10 – Props
You all know I’m a fan of propping up on anything and everything. Steady your camera in low light, by holding it against a post, wall, table, fence, whatever…
I hope you will find these tips useful in your photos. Also remember to take lots of pics! You can always delete the extras later. You might not get another chance for that photo..