December 6th, 2012
I’m crazy about taking photos no matter what device I’m using. For me it’s an expression of desire, memory and inspiration. I have fallen in love with the immediacy and portability of the iPhone. I see so much beauty in the world and with my phone,[ I so rarely forget my phone], I am ready to capture the wonder.
Here are some tips courtesy of Cotton Coulson a National Geographic photographer and a link to an article on iPhone photography.
- Use Two Hands for Stability
- Avoid Using the Digital Zoom Box
the digital zoom feature, which activates when you tap the screen to focus, bringing a blue square onto the display that also adjusts the exposure and white balance it can make the image lose sharpness
- Keep Compositions Simple
When shooting with your iPhone, always look for easily readable patterns.
- Light is Key
The iPhone will handle this light best: bright overcast, open shadow, or even a bit of fog.
- Look for People or Objects to Create Sense of Scale
It’s always good to try to include a person or object in your scene to give a sense of scale.