How To Be a Good Photographer With an iPhone

iPhone photography is a sub-genre of photography that was built around the iPhone for the sole purpose of taking photos with it. Many of us have taken the leap of faith and have truly embraced the iPhone as our camera of choice.

The iPhone is one of the most popular and well-used cameras in the world. Why? Because it’s small, easy to use, and versatile. Many apps can enhance photography and allow you to be a better photographer. Camera Settings is one of these apps.

Here’s How to Be a Good Photographer With iPhone:

Before you shoot, adjust the light. 

More than any other camera, the iPhone has begun to define the modern photographer. It is not just for snap-happy snap addicts anymore. Doing things like that old-school way, using your feet to move the camera is a thing of the past. But there are a few very basic techniques that you can use with your iPhone to make you better at photography. So before you aim your camera to shoot, adjust the light.

One of the most important tips: clean the lens. 

When you hold your iPhone camera up to your face and take a picture, what’s happening in your lens is the same thing that happens in the lens of your eyes! The tiny particles that you can’t see with your naked eye are the same particles that cause eye irritation when we look at the sun or other intense sources of light. Since most of us are looking at our phones all day, eye irritation and other harmful side effects are very much a concern.

Look for a subject to focus on.

The iPhone is a capable camera, but it’s hard to get great-looking photos with it. The problem is that the iPhone’s camera app doesn’t automatically zoom in on its subjects. You have to tap a button to zoom in, make sure the focus is correct, and then press the shutter button to take the picture. This is a tedious process that can be easily avoided by setting your iPhone to take a photo when you double-tap the home button.

For a straight horizon, use the grid.

Being a good photographer with an iPhone is not easy at all. You need to know how to use your iPhone camera to its fullest extent, and to do that, you need to learn the basics of photography. However, learning the basics of photography is not as easy as it seems. Here is a tip that some people may not know about when using the iPhone to take a photo. Get your camera perfectly lined up, and then take a photo when you want to take a shot. No matter what the camera viewfinder tells you, you will still get a perfectly centered photo in the shot. This may sound counterintuitive, but it works, and it is a great trick to have up your sleeve.

For overhead shots, use the leveling tool. (+)

One of the most common questions that I get from my readers is how to take overhead shots with an iPhone. There are two key things that you will need for this technique: a phone stand and a phone locking screen (don’t worry, it’s not that difficult!).

First, and most important, is the phone stand. The simple act of having the phone centered in front of you while your elbows and knees are balanced out will give you a nice level shot. This is not only the easiest thing to do but the best. The second important thing is the phone locking screen. If you want to level your phone, then it needs to be locked. The phone locking screen is a screen that you set over your phone. 

It’s a common misconception that all digital photographers have a DSLR or medium format camera and a huge bag of lenses. In reality, most of us are just getting started and have a smartphone as our camera. If you’re serious about taking pictures of people, you have to have a great camera, but that’s not enough. You also need to be a great photographer.

The key to being a good photographer is not necessarily using a particular device or a particular brand. If you want to be a good photographer, you must practice, practice, practice.

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