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10 Tips to Improve Your iPhone Photography

Try these 10 ideas next time you set out to capture great phone photos.

There's no fighting it, we all have cameras in our pockets, but do we all know how to get the best photos out of them? Next time you set up your shoot think about these following ways to boost your at-home iPhone photography:

natural light

Using natural light in your images will help you create beautiful photos that are true to colo(u)r.

Vegan lox at wellness retreat

try hands free

Steadying your phone so you can use your hands in the image is a wonderful way of adding the 'human factor.' It can help you demonstrate the use of your product and tell different stories.⁠

Lighting candle on windowsill taken using tripod

use your wired headphones

Use the shutter on the volume button of your wired headphones to snap images at a distance, when creating a stop motion video so you don't touch the camera in between shots.⁠ The below photo was shot with an iPhone rather than my DSLR. So there is a difference in quality but you can still use these tips to get the best images out of what you've got.

Apple headphones in the shape of a heart

gridlines & rule of thirds

Enable the grid setting for camera mode to help you line up the horizon, guide your product to the center of the image, or for help in using the rule of thirds. Easy peasy!⁠⁠

Woman journaling at wellness retreat

avoid pinch and zoom

The pinch and zoom feature is one you really want to forget about when it comes to creating images for your business. The photos get really pixelated and lose quality.

Woman taking photo with her phone

use foreground

Adding foreground is a beautiful way to add depth, texture, and intrigue to your photos. Shoot through something that's not super dense (ie. flowers or plants) to get this effect.

CBD bottle with flowers demonstrating foreground

add in different textures

There are so many fun things you can include in your product images to add texture, color, leading lines, fun! Be unique and try something different and eye-catching!⁠

Flatlay using book, planner, flowers, mug of tea

portrait mode

Want to elevate your iPhone images with just one mode?! Throw on portrait mode, back up, and get to shooting your goods in that beautiful natural light!⁠

Portrait mode of yellow flower

burst mode

Want to capture motion without using video? Hold down that shutter button for as long as you want to freeze things mid-motion or to collect photos for creating an action-packed stop motion video!⁠

sweep your background

Sweep your background to avoid that harsh, distracting corner where the two meet.

Photographer taking product photos


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10 tips to improve your iphone photography


Hi I'm Kayleigh - colorful brand photographer & lover of green tea, travel, & all things plant-based

I live in NW England but I grew up in Seattle and traveled for YEARS, shooting everything I saw in the 100+ countries I visited - deserts, icebergs, cliffs, fjords, you name it! 


Then I strarted photographing people, which quickly turned into a passion. I used to feel super nervous and timid in front of the camera but have worked through it and now I get an absolute kick out of helping other compassionate entrepreneurs around the world show up boldly, authentically, and CONFIDENTLY in order to connect with their people and grow their businesses.

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