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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:

1. 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

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.⁠


Lighting candle on windowsill taken using tripod

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.


Apple headphones in the shape of a heart

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!⁠⁠


Woman journaling at wellness retreat

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.

Woman taking photo with her phone

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.


CBD bottle with flowers demonstrating foreground

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!⁠


Flatlay using book, planner, flowers, mug of tea

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!⁠


Portrait mode of yellow flower

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.


Photographer taking product photos


 

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10 tips to improve your iphone photography

Liverpool Personal Brand Photographer Kayleigh King holding camera with tongue out in Liverpool.

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

I used to feel super nervous and timid in front of the camera but now I get an absolute kick out of helping other women show up boldly, authentically, and CONFIDENTLY in order to attract their people.

I can’t wait to help you feel good, save time, and capture photos that will help your business grow!

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