3 Tips for great photos with your phone! “The best camera is the one you have with you.” -Bodil Bergman Hughes, owner of Bergman Huges Images
The holidays are here which means you’ll be snapping photo ops left and right. With tips from Bodil, a professional photograpther, and the help of Techradar.com, I’ve put together 3 easy tips to use this holiday.
(Tips are for the iPhone 6!)
#1 – Manual Exposure Atmosphere a little dark, or a little bright? The the manual exposure control option it’s easy to fix. First you’ll need to tap the area on the photo that you want to be the main subject and therefore base the exposure on. If the camera doesn’t accurately guess the exposure, use the slider to make adjustments by dragging your finger up and down the screen. You can use it to creative effect by producing high key or low key looks too. You can also press and hold the are of focus on your screen to lock the exposure for the picture and your camera won’t continue to refocus and take a billion years to take a picture. #2 – Self-timer and burst shots The self-timer mode makes group shots easy, especially with a 10 picture burst so you don’t need to keep running back and forth for the best shot! In camera mode, there is a clock icon at the top of the screen. After the photos are done you can open the burst photo folder and choose the best shots to keep.
You can also use burst mode with the regular setting. Hold down the shutter icon on screen, or either of the volume buttons, to take a burst. A number will appear on screen showing you how many shots you’ve taken. Once you’re done, click the picture in the corner of the screen.
#3 – Time Lapse Mode One of the new modes is the time lapse setting. Select this near the bottom of the screen near the photo button and the camera will take a new photo every few seconds. When you’re ready, press stop and a video will be created showing a time lapse of the event you’ve just photographed. It’s great for sports, having fun, and unwrapping gifts!
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Photo tips from: Bergman Hughes Images For my Swedish friends, you can read more of Bodil’s tips or find more information about her phone photo course here.