10 iPhone Photography Tips to take better photos (Part 2)
Taking a photos by smartphone is no longer popular around the world. Even with nonprofessional or professional photographer, it can not deny that smartphone photography is still making the art enough photos. In this blog, I will share 5 iPhone Photography tips to continue the part 1.
Read Part 1: 10 iPhone Photography Tips to take better photos
6. Include Shadows In Your Composition
Shadows provide another way to improve your photography with iPhone. Shadows adds a sense of mystery and intrigue to your images.
When photographing shadows, think about what you want to include in your shot. Besides, Adjusting exposure when shooting to ensure the shadows is dark enough. In the camera app, tap to set focus, then swipe down so as to the shadows appear nice and dark.
Shoot during golden hour to capture long shadows in your iPhone photos. Because, you will have the longest shadows in your composition. You could include both the subject and its shadow in the frame. Or photograph only the shadows for more interesting than the subjects themselves.
Keep your eyes peeled for interesting shadow patterns. You can create stunning abstract images by using shadows.
7. Photograph Reflections
Reflections make wonderful iPhone photography subjects. There are many different surfaces such as glass, metal and ice you can find reflections on. But water is still the best surface for reflection photography.
Ripples and waves on the water’s surface make your reflection photos look dimension. They produce distortions in reflections which create a beautiful painterly effect. If there aren’t any waves, create them yourself by moving your hand through the water.
In most cases, it looks best if you include both the subject and its reflection. Creating a balanced composition will make your photos very stunning. But in some cases, photographing only the reflection creates a beautiful abstract image.
8. Use Symmetry
Using symmetry is a fun way to create a striking image. Challenge yourself by finding symmetrical scenes wherever you go. Then compose your shot so that both halves of the photo are identical (or almost identical).
An easy way to create good symmetrical images by photographing reflections. To create the symmetry, adjust the line of symmetry across the center of the frame. Architecture and other man-made objects are often designed to be symmetrical.
Composition guidelines such as the rule of thirds don’t encourage central subject placement. But sometimes it’s okay to break the rules!
9. Use Diagonal Alignment
One of the best iPhone photography tips for creating visual harmony is to use diagonal balance in your photos.
Too many subjects will make us more confusing. If you have two or three main subjects in your scene, try positioning them in diagonal alignment. Ensure everything is on one side of the frame, because your photo can look unbalanced.
With still life and portraits, you can move your subjects in a diagonal composition. In other situations, you won’t control over subjects’ position . For example, in landscape photography the objects are usually static and too big to move. In this case, you’ll need to move yourself around the scene. Find a perspective where the main subjects appear in diagonal alignment. You can even use leading lines to easily create diagonal balance in your photos.
Train your eye to notice diagonal alignment of subjects. Then try many times to create a balanced composition.
10. Edit Your Photos With third-party app
You could probably spend the rest of your life playing around with all the different editing apps and filters available for iPhone. Whether you want to do minor adjustments, edit out unsightly electrical wires, or add incredible artistic effects, there’s an app for that.
A few that are perfect for beginners are Adobe Photoshop Express, which is great for minor tweaks, VSCO, which features a huge array of filters, and Snapseed, fit for more serious editing.
With the iPhone tips mentioned above, you’ll quickly see your photos improve. So go ahead, play with your iPhone camera and use it to your advantage.