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5 Easy Tips on How to Take Photos with your iPhone

Processed with VSCO with c7 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with e1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with e1 presetI’ve been getting a lot of questions and comments about my iPhoneonly hashtag on my profile. Yes people, I take my photos with my iPhone only. I laugh sometimes whenever I’d get a message asking if I really do take my photos with my iPhone, and I admit, it is really flattering. Now, I don’t claim myself a photographer, but I think it’s safe to say that I do have an eye for a good photo. And today, I thought I should finally sit down and give you my 5 easy tips on how to take photos with your iPhone like a pro. (Read how I edit photos here)

  1. Lighting – I say this all the time. Lighting is EVERYTHING, people! Whether you’re taking a photo with your camera or phone camera, a great lighting is still your friend. Find a good spot. Harsh lighting, OUT, soft lighting, IN. What I mean by that is, if you can avoid taking photos during the mid day. The best time to take photos for a soft lighting and that golden glow is during the morning and afternoon just an hour before the sun rises and the sun sets. A tip I’d like to use from time to time is to look at your iPhone’s weather app. It tells you when the sun rises and when the sun sets.img_2869
  2. Shadows –  The next thing you want to avoid is shadows. Just see below photo, this is not very attractive. As much as possible I like to maintain a clear photo so I try to balance the lighting. A tip I’d like to use is to avoid taking photos where the light is behind you. Take a photo where the light is facing you.  If you’re facing the light and the light is too harsh for your eyes, go back to tip Number 1. Like what I said, lighting is very important.Processed with VSCO with c7 preset
  3. Landscape vs Portrait – Take photos of both. What I like to do, is, I have my husband take a couple landscape and portrait of me. I learned that doing this trick gives you more options and choices of photos to choose from.
  4. Be visually inspired – Scour Instagram, Pinterest and We Heart It. Be visually inspired. Save the photos to inspire you of how you want your photos.Processed with VSCOcam with e1 preset
  5. Composition – take a photo where every little details you want to share are put together in one place. It could be simple wall like this orange wall I took photo of…or it could be this stairs where you could tell that it was somewhere tropical. The most important thing is that whenever you’d take a photo, make sure it is well composed.Processed with VSCO with j1 presetProcessed with VSCO with j2 presetProcessed with VSCO with j1 preset

I hope you learned something from this 5 little tips. Do you have any tips on how to take photos with your iPhone? I’d love to hear about it!

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