Tips for Great Photos and Blog Party

blur photo of brooklyn bridge at daytime
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Do you like to take photos with your iPhone or iPad?  You can get some amazing photos with both of these devices.   The majority of my photos are taken on my phone.  A few are taken on my iPad Pro, which Apple has greatly improved the camera.  Below are a few tips to try and if you don’t like the outcome, you can just delete and try something new.  That makes it so easy to try something new!

Photo Tips to Try

Shoot from a low angle:  Most of us take photos from chest height. Try changing up the perspective.  A low angle will make your photo more intriguing.  If outside, you’ll have the skyline as your backdrop if you are shooting from a lower angle.  Try moving around, kneeling, or even laying on the ground.  Each new angle gives you a different perspective.  I love to open the sun roof on my car and take photos from this angle.  It’s a lot of fun.

low angle photography of palm trees
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Shoot close up (macro):  When trying to get the details, you can get amazing close up photos with your iPhone.  You can use the 2x option when taking the photo.  There are also multiple apps available to take/edit photos.  Camera+ has a great option for close up photos.  The more steady the camera the better the photo.  If you’re not using a tripod, lean on your hands or arms on something to steady them.  Holding your breath can help too when you take the shot.  Don’t be afraid to get too close.  Take photos of food, the center of a flower, or even a pattern of similar objects or a wall.  All are very interesting subjects up close.

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Shoot reflections: If you are outside when the sun is going down and you’re near some water, amazing things can happen with your photos.  Look at your subjects and then find their reflections in the water.  You’ll see the reflections change as sunset gets closer.  During the day, you can get great shots of a tree line reflecting into a pond.  Especially in the Fall when the leaves colors are changing.  Just look for the reflections now and you’ll find they are everywhere.

adventure clouds dawn daylight
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Play around with Black & White filters:  If you want to see some great shots become amazing, try using one of the iPhone’s Black & White filters.  Shadows and details pop in B/W.  If you don’t like it, you can always cancel the filter.  Find filters at the bottom once you open the photo in the Photos app.

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Look for different shapes:  Look for that spiral staircase, pattern on a floor, flight of steps, check out a museum, go to your courthouse or a local park, or even a grocery store.  Next time you see that perfect bunch of apples or a display of flowers, take a photo!  I’ve even found patterns in the rocks placed in landscaping to be perfect subjects.

gray spiral stairs
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Take Some Chances and Have Fun

The best tip is to look around you and start taking photos.  You learn more about perspective, angles, lighting, and what YOU like to photograph by taking lots of photos. Just look around and ask yourself this question, how would this look in a photo?

What Do You Think?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Do you have a favorite photo tip you’d like to share?  I haven’t done this before, but if you comment below, I’ll put the comments together as a new post for next week and give each of you a chance to share your tip and your website, like a blog party! 👋🏼😊

Let me know if this has been helpful to you.  Also share my tips and how to’s on your social media or email by clicking on the icons below. 

Have a question you want to see here on my blog, tap the Ask A Question at the top and we’ll figure it out together.

Debbie 👩🏻‍💻

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5 thoughts on “Tips for Great Photos and Blog Party

  1. Nice tips, Debbie. I would also recommend getting a professional camera lens for your iPhone. I’ve been using the DoFly camera lens kit for my iPhone 7 plus and it’s been working splendidly thus far. You should give it a try!

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    1. Thanks I will look into that lens. I’ve not heard of this brand. I follow a FB group, iphonography a tiny shutter. They have some amazing photography using the iPhone. 😊. I’ll include you in my post later this week if you want to include your blog site link. Thanks!

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