Photography is one of my favorite hobbies. I take photos daily and always take dozens of photos on trips. I often take my DSLR along with me and I love the photos it takes. But if I can take a good photo with my phone I can leave the bulky, heavy camera behind. So I am very interested in learning anything I can to take better iPhone travel photos. Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
#1 – Use natural light whenever possible
You will always get a better photo with natural light. I avoid using my flash whenever I can.
#2 – Lock your focus
You can lock in your focus by touching the screen until the AE/AF lock shows up in yellow letters.
#3 – Use the HD mode
Shooting in HD mode will get extra definition in your photos.
#4 – Don’t zoom
Instead of zooming either get closer to your subject or crop the photo after you take it. This will keep your photo from being pixelated.
#5 – Adjust your exposure
You can lighten or darken your photo by double tapping your screen and sliding the yellow sun symbol up or down.
#6 – Use the grid
Not only can you use the grid to compose your photo, you can also use the grid to keep your photo straight. You can turn your grid on by going to Settings > Photos > Grid.
#7 – Stay still
Be sure to hold still a few seconds when you take a photo . . . and remember . . . the photo doesn’t actually take until you release your finger from the screen (not when you touch it).
#8 – Keep it simple
The less clutter in a photo the better your shot will be.
These are my most important tips for taking better iPhone travel photos. I would love to hear anyone who has any good tips I don’t know about!