We all know our phones have a powerful camera, but just how powerful are they? Do you use the extend of all the tools Apple has installed on your phones? Most of us probably don’t even know that these tools will help us capture the best in life.
To help show case the capabilities of the iPhone cameras, Apple has gathered a group of enthusiasts to show us how we can bring out the best in life. Raging from professional photographers to influencers, here is part two of all the tips and tricks to make the best out of your iPhone cameras.
Azmeer Iskandar – @aazmeeriskndr
- Point of Interest: I always focus on a subject so the outcome of the photo is not to boring and to add interest. Let say when you try to shot some beach landscape, add some trees or ask your friend to walk in the frame so your photo looks more interesting.
- Composition and lighting: this is a basic must do when you shoot. Always turn on grid on camera setting so you can easily see what you shot and the composition is not out of the frame. Talking about lighting, if you want to shoot low light, search for place where the light source is very strong such as busy city or at night outdoor theme park. This will make the photo standout.
- Editing: there are so many apps you can use to edit your photos ,but be careful to play with using them as many apps can reduce the quality of the photo. Try to minimize the use to only essential edits. I always use Lightroom mobile to edit my photos or I just simply use Instagram’s tools to edit or for final touch.
Khairul Amin – @k__amin
- Get great ideas, have a think about what shot you would like to achieve and challenge yourself to always take different and interest photos.
- Find the perfect lighting. Whether its daylight, sunset or nighttime, try to find the light that works best for the shot you want to capture and make use of the Smart HDR feature to get the best photos.
- Go out and explore. Step out of your comfort zone and look for unusual shots or subjects. You might surprise yourself.
Shaz Sharif – @moksva
- Play with composition to make the photos more interesting/impactful. Don’t be afraid to keep your photos simple to make the subject pop out.
- Pay attention to details that can add more value to the photos, e.g. shadows, colours, leading lines, etc.
- Don’t feel pressured to follow certain photography genre just because it is popular. Stick to what inspires and interests you.
Ahady Rezan – @huxsterized
- Learn about composition, how to frame your shots nicely. Experiment using the grid on the camera and see what you think works best.
- Be observant. You’ll need to be watching carefully to captures those special moments.
- Be different! Try several angle and master the art of seeing through your surroundings to find what will translate into a beautiful picture.
Zarnizar – @zarnizar
- Get to know the composition, rules of third & subject placement. You can adjust the focus by pressing on the screen for few seconds.
- Try to be more creative by experimenting with different angle or perspectives. For examples; capturing a photo from the top or adding reflections using water puddles/mirror/shades. You can also try to explore different light conditions with shadow play and sun rays to add interest.
- iPhones are more versatile and can be use at any time. They are particularly convenient when you need to be “stealthy” especially when shooting portraits during street shoots or travelling in high risk places where it wouldn’t be advisable to use a DSLR.