WANT BETTER PHOTOS WITH YOUR SMART PHONE?

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What is the number one way to take pictures today?  The regular photographer-type camera or smartphone.  It’s true, the Smart Phone camera takes more photos than a real camera. Why?  Because we have it with us all the time.  It is easier to carry, it’s small and it takes great pictures.

No, it won’t take over “real” photography.  But, it may take over the everyday shooting that we do everyday.  Somebody said to me that cell phone pictures today are “GOOD ENOUGH” for what most people want.  And that is probably true.  So, if there is one thing I can do, is help you take better pictures with your cell phone.  I have found that most people don’t even know how good their smart phone camera really are.  They have some features on those camera that allow you to take some real exciting pictures.  That will be a topic of it’s own, and can be difficult because each phone is different.

So, what I hope to accomplish today is to help everyone take better photos with their smartphones.  Let’s get some SKILL in taking photos with our smartphones.  Here are 5 tips I would like to share with you as provided by: SEE SHER LYN, and provided by PICTURE/CORRECT:

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There is photography, there is videography, and now there is iPhoneOGRAPHY! Compared to DSLRs, iPhones are less bulky and more convenient to carry around. We always carry our phones around nowadays. Be it iPhone, Android, or Samsung, most phones now have a good quality camera for us to play around with. Who says iPhones cannot shoot unique photographs?

Today, I am going to give you a few tips on iPhoneography.

1- KEEP YOUR PHOTOS SIMPLE:

Do not over complicate things by having too much going on in the background. Simplicity is key. Keep things simple. Watch out for distracting objects on the camera screen. You will be surprised by how sophisticated your photos will turn out in the end.

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2- HAVE A THEME:
You often hear people saying, “A picture speaks a thousand words.” Every picture tells a story. What does your picture say?

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3- SHOOT FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE:


Shoot the same thing a few times! Try to shoot from different angles; it gives you different perspectives. Be creative! Try different compositions. Shoot both horizontally and vertically. When you go back and review the photos you took, you will be amazed by how different shots give people different opinions and emotions. One of your pictures of the same object, shot from a different angle, may be that award-winning photograph. Let your creativity take flight!

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4- DO NOT USE THE ZOOM CAMERA:

Do not zoom in with the zoom button on the camera. Zooming in via the camera zoom may produce grainy and pixelated pictures—chances are, pictures produced this way will be shaky and low quality. So, if you want to take a close-up shot of the object, my recommendation is that you move closer to the object (zoom with your feet) and click.

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5- SHARE YOUR PHOTOS:

All of my iPhone pictures are posted on Instagram. One good thing about Instagram is that you can process your photos. Play around with the filters.

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Of course, editing in Instagram is limited; you can only use filters to edit. You can use other more comprehensive photo editing apps. Edit the temperature, the brightness and contrast, blur the background to make your objects stand out—these are some of the many things you can do. And part of the magic of iPhoneography is that a “shot gone wrong” can be transformed into something extraordinary. You can transform it into something artistic just by playing with the buttons in the app.

What are you waiting for? Grab that iPhone and shoot some photos now! Try to shoot at least one photo a day. Remember, practice makes perfect! And experience is the best teacher.

About the Author:
This article was written by See Sher Lyn who blogs about correcting photography mistakes.

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I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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