Getting The Most From Your iPhone Photography
iPhone cameras can be difficult to navigate. I follow countless Instagram accounts that pride themselves on only posting content that's taken on one and quite often I just can't get my head around how they achieve such perfect shots. Over the past few weeks I've been experimenting with my own iPhone photography and have already picked up a few new techniques in the process - most of which really do make a difference to the quality of the images.
#1 GET ACQUAINTED WITH 'BURST'
Burst is a tool that's still relatively new to me. I'd been having difficulty getting my shots perfectly in focus when a friend of mine recommended holding the shutter button for a few seconds longer. The camera takes a bunch of shots in quick succession, improving the chance of one of them being in perfect focus.
#2 FOLLOW THE RULE OF THIRDS
The rule of thirds is something that all photographers should keep in mind. The iPhone Camera app has a built in 3x3 grid option for that very purpose - it makes it easy to keep objects in line, too.
#3 TAP FOR DEPTH
The depth of an iPhone picture is never going to match that of a DSLR, but something as simple as tapping the area that you want to focus on is enough to make a noticeable difference.
#4 IT'S ALL IN THE EDIT
I like to spend a good amount of time editing no matter what camera I'm using and there are countless apps available to help you improve the look of your iPhone photos. VSCO is still my favourite of the bunch, but recently I've been getting a lot of use from Photoshop Lite, too. Both are easy to use, free to download and have a wide range of features and effects to choose from.