The camera phone has revolutionised how we live our lives today. With phones like the iPhone giving everyone the ability to capture everything on camera, wherever they are, phone photography is an extraordinary feat.
However, taking great pictures on an iPhone can be an art in itself. No doubt most of us have tried an “arty” shot, which has resulted in an epic fail. Or you may have got into a much thought out pose for a selfie, only to realise your finger was covering part of the lens. Often this is all part of the fun and the ability to retake makes it not so much of an issue. However, there are a few tricks on your iPhone camera to make your pictures even better.
We’ve come up with a top 5 cool tricks to improve every picture you take on your iPhone. So, why not have a read and find out how you can take your phone photography to the next level?
- Headphone remote control – If you have an iPhone with the volume control on the cord, and then you can give your selfies a little more distance by using the volume controller as a remote for taking pictures. You just have to master the art of not getting the headphones in the shot too. Having a little more distance between yourself and the camera can ensure you’re getting the best shot, and you can fit more people in the frame too!
- Driving Panorama – Most people use the Panorama mode on their iPhone to capture still shots in a circular motion around them. However you can make some really cool and creative shots by using it in your car. Select panorama camera mode and have a passenger hold the phone at a steady position to capture the surroundings as you drive along. It could be an interesting neighbourhood or stunning scenery, either way it will make for a surreal and interesting photo.
- Macro Lens – Using a macro lens allows you to take close-up pictures in great detail, like a flower or an insect. The iPhone doesn’t have a great capacity for this, but if you place a small drop of water on your iPhone lens, you will then be able to go extremely close to small subjects and capture the detail up close and personal. Make sure you only use a tiny drop of water though, so you don’t damage your phone. Also, just in case – make sure your phone is insured for water damage!
- Partial Underwater Shots – As we all know, an iPhone doesn’t generally react well to water, so you may think that getting a partial underwater shot is impossible, but with this little trick it is. Take a large clear glass and place your iPhone upside down in it, so the click button is nearest the top. Now, to get a partial underwater shot, you can submerge the glass in the water, up to a point where the rim is still well above the water level, and click away. It gives a great effect and means you don’t get a wet phone too. Again, make sure your insurance is in place!
- Colour Effects – Give your photos an interesting colour effect without having to turn back to film or use an app effect. By placing transparent coloured plastic over the iPhone lens, you can create your own retro and pop art style photos simply.
Here at Event Photos Melbourne, we’ve got the team to get great shots when using your phone just won’t cut it. So if none of the tricks above are doing it for your special event, then why not let us come and give your photos the professional touch.