Here are five quick and easy tips to improve the photos you take with your iPhone, according to BuybackBoss.
Pick the right shape
Framing is important and doesn’t have to be difficult. If you’re shooting a photo you intend to share on social media with a square frame, you can use the square option so you have a better sense of what it’ll look like. And don’t be afraid to turn your phone sideways for a wider shot.
Turn up the volume on your photos
This is an easy one. Sometimes angles (and life) make it hard to smoothly push the button on your phone screen without messing up the photo you’re trying to take. Here’s the solution: you can also use the volume-up button on the side of your phone to snap a picture.
Edit your photos with (better) apps
Okay, so you’ve mastered the art of the selfie and all the filters Instagram and Camera have to offer. Why not take it up a notch? There are many photo editing apps out there, but the best and most popular are probablySnapseed and VSCO. These are two great apps for adding a little extra flair and professionalism to your images. Both are incredibly user-friendly and offer above-and-beyond photo editing, but VSCO is probably hipper while Snapseed offers more detailed choices. They’re both free; so why not try both and see which suits you better?
Invest in some gear
Another way to up your photo game is to add a little extra swag to your equipment. This doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank: little things like additional lenses, a tripod, and a portable flash will go a long way. Even though improvements are made with each new generation, the iPhone camera itself has never reached the level of a real, good camera. Supplementing your equipment can help you enhance your phone-centric photography.
Play by the rules
No one is saying you have to spend years learning the art of the photograph. But if you want to improve your photos, the very best thing you can do is know what makes a good photo.
Not in the market for a Photography 101 class? Here’s the quick and dirty version: Pick one subject. Find details and negative space. Play with depth, line and angles. Take candid shots. Hunt for colours, symmetry and pattern. In short, try things out. Don’t be afraid to explore – in subject matter and in form.
Great, you’re an artist now, get out there and make some magic.