This will provide you with some of the most effective ways to make out the most of your iPhone cameras.
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Nowadays, the camera which most people have is their multifunctional mobile phone. Innovations in HD mobile camera have made it more possible and easier for people to take quality images. Taking pictures with an iPhone is one of the latest craze today. So to help you maximize this feature on your iPhone, here are some tips to help you do so.
Clean your camera lens. Having a filthy lens can significantly lower the quality of the photos. The best way to clean the lens is to have a microfiber cloth with screen cleaner solution. After that, dry the lens with a dry cloth. By just cleaning your camera lens, you’ll surely observe noticeably sharper images.
Get rid of default camera app. If you really want to take photos like a pro, then using the default app won’t help you do the job. Nevertheless, using it is lesser complicated compared to any other tools. But if you are really enthusiastic about taking pictures with an iPhone with a seriously high quality image, well it’s time to upgrade your apps to do this. Apps like Camera+, Synthcam and just.SelfTimer are the best choices.
Keep the camera steady. It is very important to literally lock your elbows and knees. Never be too stiff; just be comfortable. Whenever possible, place your elbows on a stiff object like a railing. This will make sure that the camera won’t jiggle. One excellent accessory you can have is a flexible tripod. If you have the app that has self-timers, then you can always join in with the picture. But if you don’y have such accessory, just hold the phone with both hands and use your thumb to take the shot. Never use other fingers as they create stronger impact causing your camera to shake a bit. iOS 5 is quite easier as you can use the volume buttons to take the picture. To help you get a good grip, putting in a protector case will help you since a naked iPhone is quite slippery.
Get a good source of light. It is very important to have a good lighting source as this can highly affect the quality of the image. Keep in mind that the light source is directed to your subject and not at you so you won’t have the so called “against the light effect” on your picture. If ever you are in a dark place, taking advantage of the iPhone built-in camera flash can be an excellent option. But if your iPhone doesn’t have one, then putting it in night mode will help you avoid blurry photos. Utilizing the built-in flash is not essential at all times. If it is used under exceptional lighting condition, the flash will only cause the “red-eye effect”.
Use your feet as zoom. Forget the existence of the zoom in your iPhone. If you want to get closer with your subject; use your feet to do so. Zooming in can actually lower down the quality of the image. Just make sure you are not that lazy to take little steps forwards to zoom in and backwards to zoom out.
Know the law of thirds. The law of thirds never fails to create a dramatic effect on the image. It’s probably not an app you can put on your iPhone. Basically, exposure metering in photography can either be matrix, center-weight or spot. To execute the law of thirds properly, using the matrix guidelines will surely help. Just simply position the subject anywhere else in the picture except in the center. Try it and see the dramatic effect it can bring about.
Edit your photos. For total refinement, using the best editing apps will help you enhance the photos you have taken. Good thing to know that App Store has a number of amazing photo editing apps which can download. Some of which are the ColorSplash, Perfect Photo and Adobe Photoshop Express.
Just follow those simple steps and you will surely see outstanding improvements with your photos. Taking pictures with an iPhone can only be a pleasurable experience once you know those things mentioned above. The only thing you should do now is to go out and start taking awesome pictures.