I’ll be the first to say that , I am not a professional photographer nor am I well versed in the areas of specificity when it comes to angles, frames and all that good stuff pro shooters do. I understand that there are levels to that stuff and I’m not there… yet.
I will say however, that I have a keen eye for aesthetics, that I’m somewhat creative and I know a good photo opportunity when I see one.
My sister friends and I recently traveled to Puerto Rico and made some exceptional memories, some were captured on our iOS devices, but most are forever etched in our hearts and minds! As poetic as the latter sounds, I will spare you the details; instead, as promised on Instagram ( @milknhonee) today I want to share a few tips on how to capture quality pictures with your iOS device.
I will be the first to say that I’m an Apple girl, some of you may think that my affinity to Apple products is biased and you are partially correct. But I’ve been down the Samsung road and it’s raggedy (LOL) – I recently convinced my honey to convert from whatever Samsung device he had, and I’m thankful that he heeded to the wise counsel I gave him and that we are no longer a house divided LOL
But enough about my smartphone marital problems and on to the topic at hand.
I’m very particular and set in my ways when it comes to sharing content, I like pretty things and am a fan of pretty pictures. Not perfect but pretty in a minimal way if it makes sense.
I like simplicity and I think that its reflected in my day to day, whether it be on my blog, through my personal style or my Instagram feed.
Being that I like things to be done a certain way and I knew that I wanted to document my trip a certain way I started researching my options.
At first, I wanted to bring my bulky Canon, but decided against because I knew that I’d be walking around and didn’t want to carry that type of weight.
I researched point and shoot cameras and my husband intercepted that idea. I also asked a few seasoned photographer friends of mine who suggested I take my phone instead… so I did.
I recently upgraded to the iPhone 7Plus and I will say that the camera is like no other. The images are crisp, clear and the options are insane.
It also has a portrait feature which enables you to capture in depth photos, the cool thing about that feature is it actually tells you how close or how far to stand, pretty much iPhone photography for dummies –
My girl Liz took these pics for me with the above mentioned feature.
You don’t have to be the owner of an iPhone 7 plus to capture dope images but the portrait feature is only available on the iPhone 7 plus. Another great feature is the pano option which allows you to take panoramic pics, great for beach shots, and wider angles.
2. Sadly I dint get the chance to get my Olloclip Core Lens set for iPhone 7/7plus in time, but this bad boy is meant to enhance image quality and give you options like Fisheye, Super-Wide, and Macro 15x lenses. It is exclusively designed for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and has an interchangeable lens system. I will share pics soon.
3. Last but not least, I purchased a portable tripod. I made sure to get one that would fit my phone without having to remove the case. I got mine from Amazon from a company named Foneso. It is compatible with GoPro most iOS devices and Android. It also comes with bluetooth enabled capabilities. The tripod itself extends to 83 cm. I carried it in my small bucket cross body bag and it was pretty convenient.
Below are a few photos I took using using my tripod.
The freedom of not having the burden of asking strangers to take your pictures is unparalleled, and my girls don’t have to put up with my crazy.
SN: it’s always a good idea to purchase extra storage if you plan on using your phone as a camera.
That’s all I got folks!
I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite iPhone photo editing apps in another post!
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Until next time!
“The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies!”
-Psalm 110- 1-2