iPhone Photo Tips for Travellers
We all love to document our travels with awesome photos, but how well are we doing it with our iPhones?
Take photos you can be proud of with these 7 tips for travellers
Maybe that passerby isn’t such a nuisance. Landscapes are way more interesting with human beings in them. Including someone can help create a stronger illusion of depth and scale.
Get as close to the foreground as possible, whether that may be grassy shrubs, sand or intricate rocks. For most, it isn’t intuitive to shoot from such a low position, but it can allow some wonderful textures to shine through. For example, bringing your iPhone to the water’s edge can bring lots of attention to the beauty of the ocean, but don’t forget to use your OtterBox.
Sometimes there are too many shadows, but too much light in the same photo. Avoid this by turning on HDR in your settings. It takes a series of photos with different exposures of shadows and highlights and creates a perfectly balanced image.
Know your camera shortcuts
Sometimes awesome photographic moments pass with the blink of an eye and by the time you reach for your iPhone, it’s too late. If you set your shortcuts for easy camera access, you can capture those one of a kind fleeting moments.
Don’t zoom, CROP
Even though you might be far away from what you’re trying to capture, zooming in won’t get you that stellar shot. Why? Because it can make your photo blurry or unsteady. Plus, what if something nearby could have enhanced the whole picture? Just crop it.
Rule of Thirds
This is a tried, tested and true photographer’s rule- iPhone or not. Break your images into 3 equal parts horizontally, vertically or even both and place the key elements into those thirds. Thankfully, your iPhone has a setting to enable this grid in preview.
Have all lines lead to your focal point
You may have to do some moving around to get just the right angle but it’s worth it. Having the lines travel towards your main subject draws the eye to where you want them to look, producing a strong and memorable photo.