THE SECRET & BRILLIANT FEATURES OF YOUR IPHONE CAMERA
How many photos do you take a day especially if you’ve got young kiddies, (gone are the days if you’ve got a teenager!) I’m guessing loads. Here’s a few top tips on how to take better photos of your children.
How many times have you taken a shot on your phone and everyone is in the dark with a bright background? When you start to use the light your photos will improve so so much. When you take photos of your kiddies inside your house how many of you put them with their back to the window? You take the photo and everyone is dark sometimes unrecognisable but try this instead, turn them round and you have your back to the window when you take the photo. Look at the difference COOL RIGHT the light needs to fall on them not behind them. It’s the same when you’re outside when taking the picture put the sun behind you and find a shadowed area put them just on the edge of the shadowed area with the sun behind you and you’ll get a lovely even photo. Or check tip number 3 which will save you lots of hassle.
Tip 1: Open your camera app FAST
Don’t miss ANY moment. To get to your camera asap do one of two things depending on if your iPhone is locked or not.
1. Hit the home button
2. Locate the camera icon on the lower right corner of the screen.
3. Swipe up & the camera will open.
1. Swipe Up
2. Tap the camera icon & the camera will open.
Tip 2: Turn on your grid
Activating the grid will place a “tick-tac-toe” box on your screen as you shoot. What’s the benefit? Where the lines cross is called a “power point.” When you place your subject on of the four points you create images with a little negative space and better, more artistic composition. A little pro tip that will make your images that much prettier!
1. Go to Settings > Photos&Camera > Grid > Turn it On
Tip 3: Adjust Exposure and focus at your will
Professional photographer know light like the back of your hand, and every lighting situation poses different issues, especially of you camera. A camera cannot see light and adjust the way the human eye can. So, it’s important to be able to tell your camera how to behave when you need it to in order to get a good “exposure.” The classic scenario that may drive you crazy is shooting a darker subject on a bright background. Your camera will want to make the background look good and your subject will be dark and ugly! ARGH! The way mourn this? Use the hidden feature in your iPhone that lets YOU control how bright an image is.
CUSTOM SET YOUR EXPOSURE
1. Open the camera
2. Compose your shot
3. Tap and HOLD on the screen where you want to focus. The yellow box will blink and set focus.
4. Swipe up or down to make the camera brighten or darken the exposure
5. When you’re happy with how it looks, take the shot!
Tip 4: Turn off your Auto Flash
Flash from your camera almost never looks good. It produces a harsh, flat light that doesn’t always need to be there, yet the camera seems to want to use it all the time. Turn it off when you can for more pleasing light in your images.
TURN OFF YOUR FLASH
1.In the camera app, tap the lighting bolt icon in the upper left corner.
2. Choose and tap “Off.”
3. Shoot as you like!
Tip5: Use Burst Mode For Fast Action
Did you know your iPhone can shoot 10 frames per second in burst mode? WHAT? My iPhone has burst mode? Yes it does! And it’s great for catching your toddler on the run.
1. Press and HOLD the shutter release button on your camera app.
2. Voila! 10 frames per second.
Tip 6: Edit like a pro
Taking the picture is just half the process in the Pro world. Editing and enhancing the image is 50% of the process. Yes, even when you shoot with your iPhone you can make your images stand out even more by using a good editing app.
Here’s a few fun suggestions to try out, go on have a play:
Hope this helps. Let me know how you get on
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