Tips for Taking Better iPhone Photos
iPhone photos not turning out as you want them to? It’s OK! Because we came up with some guidelines that will dramatically improve your photo quality. Follow these simple rules and you’ll be on your way to capturing awesome PicYou photos!
First, it’s very important that you understand lighting is one of the most important aspects (if not THE most) to producing great photos. Photos come out more crisp and clear with a good source of lighting. Other important things to consider are composition and depth of field (DOF) in capturing great shots. But sometimes you need more to make your photos really stand out and wow your friends and family.
Rule of Thirds A good place to start improving your photos is to consider the Rule of Thirds when you are composing photos. Imagine your screen divided into thirds both vertically and horizontally, making 9 segments. This is a guide that will help you position a subject in your photo so that it is more appealing to the eye. The idea is that if you place your subject at the points of interests (intersections of the lines), the viewer will interact with the photo more naturally, allowing them to see what you want them to see. By placing your subject on any of the four intersection points, you will create a photo that gives it a natural way of viewing it. Also, placing your subject along the four lines will improve your photos.
And of course rules are sometimes broken. If you don’t follow the Rule of Thirds, it doesn’t mean your photos won’t be interesting or balanced. It is all up to you how you want your photo to be perceived. But remember: before breaking a rule, first learn it so that you know what you’re doing.
Focus Settings Did you know your iPhone has focus settings? Position your iPhone in front of your subject and tap the screen where you want it to focus. This will definitely add pop to your photo and will give the photo great depth of field. Also, it will make the subject of your photo easier to identify. Try adding additional light when taking up-close shots… this will really make the subject stand out.
Headphones as a Remote Those headphones that came with your iPhone are not only for listening to music. You can also use them as a remote to snap a photo. For best results, place your phone on a steady surface or even a tripod and use the volume up button to take a picture. A lot of people have a problem with shaky hands, causing blurry photos; that’s why placing the phone on a tripod or a steady surface will get rid of that blur and give you a crisp shot.
Change Perspective If you don’t like the outcome of a particular photo you’ve shot, don’t stress… try a different angle. This is where your creative side will take over. Play around with different perspectives to see which is more appealing.
Creativity At last, there is creativity. Sorry to burst your bubble, but we cannot make you more creative; that is up to you. If you’re short on creativity, try reading up on or looking through photography books for inspiration. You can always get some pointers from the pros. Also, you shouldn’t limit yourself on how creative you want to get with your pictures. Experiment with all different options you have at your command.
Ready to take some sweet shots? Go for it!!