Most of us probably have a friend or know someone that seems to always take the best picture of anything. It can be something as simple as a cup of coffee or a pretty flower, but every shot looks practically professional. Then we look at our own photos taken with the same iPhone and we’re just, uhm, underwhelmed. But it’s nothing a little direction and practice can’t fix, so let’s look at some easy ways we can take up our ~camera phone~ game.
(image via: iphone photography class)
Focusing in on your subject is a surefire way to take a good photo every time, and you have options when it comes to focusing. You can simply tap your subject and your phone will remove any blurriness from the object, making it appear sharper than anything else around it. But for the ultimate photo, switch to Portrait mode. This will not only sharpen your object but blur the background. Once you start taking photos in portrait mode, you’ll never go back.
Sometimes it can be hard to get the shot, and if you find yourself having trouble doing this, we recommend getting low. This allows for a different vantage point and you get to capture more of your subject in a different way.
You know those photos of beautiful waterfalls where the water looks super smooth? What if we told you that you can take photos just like that with your iPhone? Well, you can. All you have to do is make sure you take your photo in Live Mode, once you’ve taken the photo tap the ‘Live’ icon in the upper left corner, then choose Long Exposure, and watch the magic happen.
(image via: motif)
What we mean is, just don’t use the flash on your camera. Under any circumstance, we might add. Regardless of what kind of light you’re dealing with, just try to use it or get creative with your light source.
Wider and Widerer
This is, quite possibly, one of the easiest iPhone photo hacks, probably ever. To take a wide-angle photo, you’ll simply open your camera in regular ol’ photo mode, and where it says ‘1X’ you’ll tap, and as the number changes to 0.5X, you’ll also notice your lens getting wider. And probably making your photo look about 10X cooler.
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Remember when we told you to never ever ever use the flash on your phone? Don’t use the zoom feature either. The zoom is just kinda bad on iPhones, so our recommendation is to go ahead and take your photo, then later go in and zoom, crop, rotate, whatever needs to be done.