Have you got an iPhone? Use it to take photos?
Lucky you. You’ve got a lot of professional photographers either worried or joining your photo sharing ranks.
Because, as was confirmed at the iPhoneography session at BlogHer ’12 today, no longer do you need thousands of dollars to take and share amazing photos.
That’s kind of refreshing, isn’t it? A phone being photography leveler.
“iPhoneography is an art unto itself. (For personal photography) I’ve used only my iphone for last two years – and I have 20 cameras in my house,” she said.
“I think of it (iPhoneography) like making marks in a sketchbook or phrases in a journal – it’s personal, spontaneous and purposefully inconsistent.”
“As a blogger, it gives you the ability to make your blogs beautiful.”
10 tips for making the most of your iPhone camera
- Shoot with your phone camera; or Cameramatic for square-format viewfinder. Others recommend shooting in Camera+.
- Tap to choose area of focus and explore different effects with light. It will dramatically change the light as well.
- Learn to use your iPhone with one hand.
- Capture textures or patterns and consider using them as image layers in apps such as Iris Photo Site.
- Use the Easy Release app for professional work if you’re intending to sell your images for stock photography.
- Use the Noise Master app for mellowing out the graininess of your photos.
- For general editing, look at Snapseed Iris Photo Suite.
- For fine-tune editing use Photo FX.
- Use the Photo Transfer app for moving your iPhone images to your iPad.
- Get involved and share in the Instagram community.
Now, if you’ve only just discovered the Instagram app, then don’t let your head – and phone – start swimming in a sea of photography apps.
Don’t feel like you have to download them all right now. Start with a couple.
My picks would be Camera+ and a photo editing app – Snapseed or Iris Photo Suite. Get your head and your photos around these and then look at downloading the next app.
Experiment, play and get adventurous.
If you use your iPhone for taking photos, what’s the one app that’s made the biggest difference to the photos you create?
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