I’m willing to bet that all of you mom’s and dad’s have smart phones. Most statistically probably have an iPhone. And of those of you with an iPhone, you probably take a lot of photos on it. You don’t even bring a “real” camera anywhere anymore because the iPhone camera is so good. BUT I’m also willing to bet your iPhone photos are still just OK. There are lots of ways to improve your iPhone photos, and I’m here to list 5 of them for you!
Remember to look and see what else is in the frame before you take the shot. Backgrounds are distracting! And the biggest composition rule: the rule of thirds! Remember than one and use the in camera grid apple provides you! You can turn that on in the Photos & Camera Settings
- Brighten before you take the photo!
Do you hate how dark your photos are? You can brighten it up before taking the photo. Hold down on the screen where your focus should be until a square flashes and says “AE/AF LOCK”. Then you’ll see a little sun icon to the right of the box. Use your finger and slide up or down and you’ll see the exposure change right there!
- Get down!
Taking photos of your kids from an above angle is never a good idea. Get down low, on their level. Sit on the grass or ground or do some crazy low sumo squats while taking the photo. Your kids will look better, and they’ll probably smile at your yoga pose shooting.
I use Filmborn on my phone to edit my photos before posting anywhere. straightening, cropping, brightening, or more detailed edits are so easy and, I think, WAY better in this app than through Instagram or other in app editors. There are lots of apps out there and VSCO is another good one, but it’s less the look I want personally. And the more simple the better with your edits. Don’t #overfilter it.
- TURN OFF YOUR FLASH!
Now that you know how to brighten the photo before you take it, you don’t need that gross flash. It never looks good. If it’s too dark to take a photo, don’t.