5 Ways To Take Better Pictures With Your Smartphone

Everyone's doing it.  Taking pictures with their phones, I mean.  So... how are you going to make sure your photos are awesome, interesting and don't suck?

Well, you could take an iPhone-tography class?  Private lessons, perhaps?  Ask your nephew, maybe?

Pfft.  Ain't nobody got time fo dat.  So here 5 things I think about when I'm creating FAB photos on my iPhone.

  1. BE A NINJA - try different angles.  This goes for things close up- like food, to things far away- like a Chicago skyline.  So don't be afraid to "get in there"- just don't disturb the chefs, or make people feel uncomfortable with your photo stalking energy.
  2. GIRLS JUST WANNA LOOK GOOD - when in doubt, hold the camera above your eye level.  When shooting people, especially women- this is not the time to get creative with the angles.  Everyone looks better looking up.
  3. YOU'RE NOT A BABY - but please use two hands anyway.  Shakiness is not your friend.
  4. STEP INTO THE LIGHT - daylight is best, if you can get it.  Of course you don't want to go overboard with the light if you are shooting people.  You want your subject to be well lit, but certainly not squinting.  Play with shadows.
  5. CAMERA+ IT UP - I love this app for post editing.  I use the app name as a verb, as in- "I'm gonna Camera+ it up".  The "clarify" function is to be credited for many of the photo compliments I've received.  This is especially great for brightening up dark pictures and shadows.

Check out the virtual postcards I created on Gogobot while brunching at Mercat a la Planxa, followed by a historical Tour of the Blackstone Hotel.  What do you think?  How are my photo skillz?  What tips would you add?



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  • Great tips! Thank you for sharing :)

  • Thanks Doll!

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    Why is this my first time hearing about Camera+?? I've been missing out, thank you!

  • In reply to Kat P:

    It will change your picture world!

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