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:
1. Natural Light
Using natural light in your images will help you create beautiful photos that are true to colo(u)r.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. Avoid Pinch & 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.
6. 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.
7. Try 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!
8. 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!
9. 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!
10. Sweep your Background
Sweep your background to avoid that harsh, distracting corner where the two meet.
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