Photography is defined as the art of practice of taking and processing photographs. So, if we’re talking about the not-so-old age photography here, you’ll find a professional photographer processing the captured image in the darkroom. But, fast forward to today, innovations of camera made photography much better and inarguably lesser hassle. This art has been practiced up until now since it’s the best representation of a vivid memory there is.
Now, cameras have long been integrated to our smartphones—rendering most people capturing moments using them rather than a real professional camera. Why wouldn't they? Considering how handy and useful smartphones are, you yourself wouldn't bother bringing your bulky cameras out especially now that the camera integrated on our phones can produce an image quality that matches up to that of professional cameras.
But it doesn't mean that if you have a professional camera, you’re already a professional photographer. Neither does it mean that if you’re not a professional photographer, your captured images would be a bunch of baloney. Photography requires a skill; phoneography is no different.
So, here in this article, we’re going to talk about optimizing your photography using your iPhone—which is why it’s called phoneography. You can also optimize them by integrating some iPhone accessories depending on your liking, but what you’re going to expect on this article is about using only pretty easy guides. Let’s capture that moment greatly with these tips:
#1: Choose a Background with Good Lighting
Remember, lighting can make or break a picture. So, if you are snagging a photo with your iPhone, better choose a good lighting. Don’t shoot directly on backlit backgrounds because your photo would turn out as a disappointing one—you won’t be able to see yourself or the image as it goes against the light. Let the light fall on your subject, and just simply avoid backgrounds that are either overexposed to light or underexposed.
#2: Tap the Object on the Screen to Focus
Your iPhone has a “Tap to Focus” feature. So, might as well make use of it. It’s as simple as aiming on the object and tapping it on the screen to get the focus poured out on it. Although smartphones have autofocus, they don’t always know what you are supposed to be capturing. So, make it a habit to tap to focus first in order for you to have a satisfying result. It’s not always point-and-shoot when it comes to photography. This trick even helps to adjust the lighting so you could clearly see the image that comes with good old memories.
#3: Tweak Them Before Uploading
Editing is essential for the image to look better. Even professional photographers do edit their shots. But, be sure not to overdo it because it may mislead people. Let’s face it; not all camera phones are as great as DSLR. But you can produce an image with the same great quality with the help of editing tools. Trust me; there’s a heap of them. So, edit your photos to bring out the best of them; not to alter the whole image—if possible. Don’t crop your picture too much or it will appear congested. Neither should you exhaust the optical zoom of your phone because it compromises the quality.
Feel as if you are snagging a photo from a professional camera; feel as if you are a professional photographer with these phoneography tips.