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iPhone Photography Tips

06 September 2017 - 15:38

Aishath Sajuha

Travel enthusiast, amateur artist and blogger.

“The best camera is the one that you have with you”

This expression is very true, especially when you are travelling. Yes! Having proper gear while travelling is worth the investment, but it is not always practical to carry photography gear 24/7.

While it might not be easy to get high quality pictures from a phone, there are some simple tricks and accessories that can be used to seriously upgrade your photography skills.

Here are a few essential iPhone photography tips for your adventures.


External Lenses

IPhone cameras have so many accessories. Honestly a lot of them are totally useless. But there are some worthwhile camera add-ons as well, with a few options to choose from as well. Moreover, some of these add-on lenses come with specifically travel designed lenses as well as one for the “Photography Pros”


Grid Lines

This is one of the fastest ways to upgrade every shot. Using the gridlines, you can incorporate one of the fundamental rules of photography – The rule of thirds.

*to turn on the grid lines on your iPhone – Go to settings – Click photos & camera – Switch Grid on.

The main idea portrayed here is that you are breaking down each image into thirds, both horizontally and vertically. The key goal here is to keep your subject at the intersections or even along the lines.


Apps

Taking a shot is just the first step in in getting an awesome picture. Honestly 99.9% of the spectacular shots we have fallen in love with online have gone through editing. Minimal or not.

Hence, when it comes to editing photographs, less is often more. Do not use crazy heavy filter (there is a time and place for those too) or create an unnatural setting. Editing should be done only to enhance the natural beauty of the shot. Not to completely destroy the whole meaning of the photo in the first place.

The final look should capture all of the shades & tones that you saw in person.


Zooming In.

While taking photos, it’s tempting to zoom in. But that does not mean you should.

You should either physically get closer or just plan to edit the shot later on. Why? Zooming in reduces the pictures overall quality and creates a dull pixelated look.  


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