Sunday, September 20, 2009

Most Important iPhone Photo Tip


Here's my most important iPhone photo tip: always be on the lookout for cool pictures - the iPhone is amazing . . . and amazingly fun!

Okay... here are some more tips:

The name of the game is to fill the frame.

Try not to shoot into the sun, unless you are photographing a sunrise or sunset - or want a silhouette.

Press the shutter button very gently.

Back light, shoot tight.

With people, see eye to eye.

Keep the horizon line level - and don't place it in the center of the frame.

Use a foreground element (uh, maybe a seagull) to add a sense of depth to a photo.

Play with your image in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements or iPhoto. Many iPhone photos can use a slight boost in contrast. I boosted the color and contrast of this photo, taken today in Morro Bay, CA, with the Mild Color Pop filter in Topaz Adjust (Topaz link on the bottom of this page).

I am in the Morro Bay area planning 2010 projects with my friends Hal and Victoria from the Light Photographic Institute.

Any iPhone photo tips are welcome on this blog.

Explore the Light,
Rick
P.S. Here is another iPhone photo tip: Rotate the camera while taking a photo. The results can be surprising - and quite cool.

2 comments:

Greg Furry said...

Instead of pressing the shutter gently, press and hold the shutter. When you remove your finger the iphone will take the picture. Much easier to hold steady.

Rick Sammon said...

Greg...You fine-tuned my tip. Thanks!