I take a lot of photos. Yes, I have a decent actual camera that I could rave about for ages but it is not always practical to get out and use. It’s now 2019 and the camera on your trusty mobile devices are no longer pixelated and can capture some quality photos. My camera role on my iPhone is bursting with thousands of pictures that are arguably better than my camera photos. So, I thought I would share some as I have been trying to take ‘arty farty, bloggie’ pictures to prove how good they can be. The bath pictures (ft my crazy eyebrows) are my most recent favourite although I wont be attempting them too often as I was so scared it was going to fall in!!
If you are after an Instagramable or blog type photo iPhones are really good for these types of pictures. I currently have an iPhone 8 and the camera is really good! I know on the even newer iPhone’s they have loads of amazing options like portrait mode which take amazing pictures. If you are looking at taking a few pictures whilst in public, it is much less embarrassing to crack out you phone instead of a massive DSLR camera. Plus, it’s ok if you know how to use your camera, but if the person taking the photo of you has no idea your screwed. There is nothing worse than handing over your camera and ending up with rubbish photos when you’ve just taken great ones of them. Most people can use an iPhone or mobile camera, so it is an easier option in these circumstances. The photo below was taken at Twenty One Pilots Concert not somewhere I would take my Sony A5000. I love this photo I think it was just good timing with the lighting and colours.
They also have a really good focus so you can take good close up pictures too. Just by tapping the screen you can change the focus and the lighting of the photo. I recently wrote a post on Macro Photography where I mention the trusty iPhone macro pictures which is worth a look. It features like the ones below. I do find that some of my mobile pictures don’t really need editing too much. I am not a fan of much editing and normally just play around with the contrast and exposure. I am currently really loving the App VSCO. Yes, they have great filters but the process doesn’t make the pictures grain like Instagram and other editors do.
If you liked this post take a look at Kimberly she takes amazing photos on her Instagram and uses really simple cameras and iPhone’s as well as props she finds around her home. I have been giving this ago hence the bath and the mirror photos I have featured on this blog recently.
What do you use to take most of your pictures? Let me know in the comments.
Chloe May x
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