The camera on the iPhone is one of the best you will be able to find on any smartphone. However just like with all smartphone cameras, there are certain ways to take photographs in order to get the best results. Here are 5 tips for taking better photographs with your iPhone.
iPhone: 5 tips for taking better photographs
Get closer : The iPhone camera has a zoom, but I haven’t managed to get a good photo with it yet. Even the zoom in the fab Camera+ iPhone app is disappointing. So, just get closer – much closer – and forget the zoom. Don’t forget, you can also crop photos while editing to get even closer still. This removes the graininess that zooming can cause.
Go outside: Natural light is the best, especially with the iPhone. Ditch the flash, which can be patchy, if possible and go outside. A shaded area or a grey day is best, as you don’t have obvious shadows. If it is sunny, remember to keep your back to it.
Check the background: I’ve taken loads of photos that look great in theory, but then I’ve noticed a pile of toys, a cat or an arm in the background, detracting from the main action. Before you snap, do a quick recce around to see if there’s anything that draws focus away from the main subject.
Play with angles: I rarely take a straight-on photo of the kids. A slight tilt makes a photo look more dynamic, and you might get them at an angle that reveals more than your average “say cheese” pic. Don’t forget – taking photos from above makes people look better.
Edit : There are so many brilliant photo editing apps for the iPhone, so there’s no excuse for not trying them out on your iPhone snaps after the fact. These added extras can help to turn your so-so iPhone pic into something amazing. Just don’t go overboard.