We are all photographers now. We all got our iPhones ready whenever an opportunity for a great shot strikes. The iPhone camera can really do miracles with your pictures if you know how to use it right. All you blogger babes out there, here’s how to take awesome photos with your iPhones and maximize their impact:
1. Don’t ever zoom with the little slider at the bottom of your screen. Your iPhone may have the best built-in camera, but all the quality will go away as soon as you dare to zoom the image. Trust me, it’s the fastest way to ruining it.
2. Use the Grid Lines. They help you segment the whole image into equal boxes, which can be extremely helpful with your composition.
3. Look for good light, or stay in the shade. The pictures will at least look better. No one enjoys looking at images with harsh light from the sun or washed out shadows.
4. Use both of your hands when you take pictures. Your hands need to be stable, so find something sturdy to lean on and to rest your iPhone. You can also use the + button on the side of your phone if it’s easier.
5. Try the AE/AF Lock. The feature allows you to focus the camera on desired objects and lock the exposure to improve the quality of your images.
6. If shooting landscapes use HDR. With this setting your iPhone will take three pictures, quickly one after another, and paste them together for a better lit photo.
7. Avoid Instagram Filters. Everybody’s using them, and they are all getting boring. Develop your own style and separate your blog from the crowd. The readers will notice the difference.
8. Try Google’s free photo-editing app Snapseed. It’s the best free app out there to help you edit and publish high-end photos on your blog.
9. Share images of your products. Help your readers get to know you better, including what you offer. This will improve your blog’s engagement. Share quality pictures of satisfied customers using your products on popular social sites. I bet people will like, comment on them, and get involved.
10. Get your readers behind the scenes. By inviting your readers to sneak peek behind the curtains you open your blog up for them. Share how your products are made, what your offices look like, how fun your dog is. It will get you closer to your audience.