iPhone photography is something I am extremely interested in due to the accessibility and how easy it is to just whip out your phone and take a photograph. I almost feel ashamed to say that I don’t take my camera with me everywhere I go. Sometimes I change bags and simply just forget or more likely, unless I am planning on doing some shooting that day, I can’t be bothered to carry a heavy lump of technology around with me. My Canon 6D is my go to camera these days and honestly, it’s not the lightest.
I do this crazy thing, where I also feel bad for my Fuji XPro-1 if I take my Canon out without it, and I feel like this with all my cameras so now, If one goes, so do the other 2.
However, with my iPhone, I don’t see it as a ‘camera’ as such. It’s my phone so just like most people it comes with me everywhere, and guilt free as I am not worrying about my other camera’s feeling left out.
iPhone photography is a lot more convenient in more ways than one, I think we would all agree.
It still requires attentive skill and care though when you’re taking a photograph on your phone. You’re going to need basic photography knowledge and what I mean by that is you’re going to need to be able to understand composition and lighting most importantly.
You’re also going to need a good editing app. There are so many out there in the market today that cost nothing and they work a treat. I’ve tried so many over the last few years and honestly, the one I find myself returning to is VSCO. VSCO is a great app to download if you want to up your photography game because it has so many built in features to help you construct your image. The VSCO cam shoots in RAW, Gives you guide lines to help with composing your images, exposure controls and even comes with free filters to help your images really pop. The list is endless as to why this app is so great.
I am also a massive fan of those lenses you can get to clip on to your phone. They enable you to be so much more creative with your shots and allow you to do things with your phone that you couldn’t do before, like the macro lens you can get is my favourite! You can get so close in on something and on occasions, it works a lot better than my actual DSLR.
There’s probably loads more blogs out there that go into so much more detail on how to take better phone photographs but I want to just focus on the basics and the stuff that I do with my own phone photography.
Dogs Eye: Image was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus and a mini macro lens | Edited in VCSO.
Human Eye: Image was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus and a mini macro lens | Edited in VSCO.
Hartsholme Forest: Image was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus and a mini wide angle lens | Edited in VSCO.
Butterfly Bush: Image was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus in portrait mode | Edited in VCSO.
Looking Up: Image was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus | Edited in VCSO.
Morning Monitoring: Image was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus | Edited in VCSO.
Banana Plant: Image was taken with an iPhone 7 Plus | Edited in VCSO.
I feel like phone photography helps me stay connected to the subject that I love, even when I want a break from it, or when inspiration is low, my phone is always in my hand for whenever and wherever inspiration hits me and inspiration hits me at the most ridiculous times.
Do you have any additional tips and tricks you’d like to add? Comment below.