When you are in Oahu on a photo tour with only an iPhone don’t despair. The iPhone comes out of the box with a great camera capable of taking compelling photos to share with your friends and family. The fact that its with you every day also makes it convenient to use when you only have seconds to get the shot. Every photographer that owns an iPhone should know how to get the most out it in every situation.
Here are some basic tips to get great iPhone photos.
1. Get on the Grid
The iphonecameracomes equipped with a grid that overlays onto your camera interface.The grid is a great option for perfect framing,level horizon lines, and composition.
To turn on the grid go to “Options” in the camera app and swipe the GRID toggle to “ON”.
2. Increase Your Range
HDR or High Dynamic Range is a photography method that captures a larger range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than a regular camera can capture. On the iPhone you can use the HDR option to simulate this process and create dimension, and depth.
To turn on the grid go to “Options” in the camera app and swipe the HDR toggle to “ON”.
Keeping your camera still is critical to taking a sharp image. No matter what situation you’re in there is always a way to stabilize your shot. The first step is to make sure you use two hands when you’re takinga photo.If you’re near a solid structure you can use it to brace yourself for increased stability. Lastly you can purchase an iPhone tripod mount like Studio Neat’s GLIF.
4. Increase the volume
Using the exposure button on the screen means you’re only holding the camera with one hand.. Instead use the volume +control on the side of your phone to take an expose so you can use both hands to stabilize the camera.
5. Add a Lens
Want to shoot big landscapes or go super macro?Buy a OLLOCLIP wide angle-macro lens.For $50 this clip on lens really delivers striking images. You can easily control wide angle distortion by using the zoom function on the iPhone screen. Or just let the fish-eye lens distort for fun effects.