iPhone Tips and Tricks that will Change Your Life!
1. Turn off Flash and get to some light!
The Most important part to a great iPhone photo is lighting!!! Now days its all about bright photos so instead of waiting until night time to take pictures always do it during the day. If you don't have good lighting in your house go out on your deck, heck even in your grass and take some pictures! I know my neighbors thought I was a tiny bit nuts but hey if they only knew the fierceness of my photos haha!
My favorite time to take pictures are early in the morning before the sun is too bright or in the evening before it gets dark! That sun is crazy during the day so pick your favorite time and start shooting!
2. But Wait...Pick the Right Shooting Mode
If you are focusing on Instagram, you know the importance of the right camera mode. I know they changed it to where you can adjust it. However, as I soon found out, it still limits what people see if they go to your actual Instagram page and some of the products you perfectly arranged is missing. So all in all if its Instagram you are aiming for set your camera mode to square mode!
3. Follow the Rule of Thirds
Now I always use to skip this step because I had no clue what it was! I found out that I was missing out! It helps to straighten your pictures! That's especially helpful when doing flat lay photography! Clean lines make for an amazing flat lay photo. I used to have go in and straighten them manually afterwards which was frustration in itself!
4. Lock in and Focus Better
To get a better focus of a specific object, put your finger on it and hold down until you see the yellow AE/AF Lock alert. This is also perfect for other photography if you want to blur out objects or the background...like microphotography! To take the focus off just tap anywhere on your screen. Also if you tap on a specific object it brightens or darkens the picture that saves time editing the exposure!
5. Lights, Camera, Action!
Now it's finally time to take photos! You can use the volume button to take pictures to avoid shaky hands. This is awesome if you want to put a hand in your pics! Snap tons of pictures in different angles by holding down the shutter button!
6. Experiment With Editing Apps
Now that you have the perfect photo its time to edit...btw that's my favorite part! My pictures can go from boooo to yayyyy in 2 minuites! My main thing is brightening up a picture before I begin any other editing!
My Top 2 Favorite Editing Apps!
I have my own two favorite apps that I love even when I work with my camera and those two are Facetune and Afterlight! Afterlight seems to be a big favorite with a lot of bloggers and instagrammers it has everything you need for the best photos! I tend to skip the filters and go straight into manually editing my photos! I work a lot with facetune to whiten backdrops, smoothing, and deleting any unwanted marks or objects. One thing happens when I do photos indoors is shadows I've learned how to whiten those dark shadows with facetune! For Afterlight its all the other stuff that makes the picture perfect such as brightening, contrast, saturation, highlights, shadows, tones, and sharpening the picture!
I also decided to play around with VSCO and use some of the favorite filters I see on Instagram! I found this vsco filter below and thought it would look great on some of my iphone photos that took! What do you think about this filter?
In this picture below I combined Afterlight and Factune, with VSCOcam for a pretty awesome look!
So these are my tips and tricks for the best iPhone Photos! I really challenged myself this week to break outside of the norm! I know that many people tend to stick with white minimal flat lays so I wanted to see if I could do it! It was really cool but Let me just say I think I'm way too colorful to do this on an everyday basis! The struggle was real trying to find a bunch of black and white items among so many colorful props I have haha!!!
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