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  1. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 9 of 10

    DAY 9: FOCUS ON DETAILS. Show story snippets with detail shots. Get close to your subject. Hold your camera steady. Reach your hand close to your subject. Frame your composition then manually lock focus on your hand close to your subject before you click the shutter. This will focus on…

  2. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 8 of 10

    DAY 8: CAPTURE ACTION. Action photography includes any subject in motion, such as children, concerts, pets, sports, transportation, etc. The first step in capturing action is to have your camera on hand and be ready to shoot. If there are people or pets in the photo, focus on their faces,…

  3. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 7 of 10

    DAY 7: CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE. Perspective refers to the point of view the photograph was shot. You can dramatically alter a scene when you learn how to see it from different perspectives. We often get in the habit of seeing the world from one point of view— at eye level.…

  4. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 6 of 10

    DAY 6: GET ARTSY WITH BLACK AND WHITE. Look for fundamental design elements to photograph. Patterns and textures really stand out in monochromatic images. Capture leading lines, shapes, and graphic elements. Strong contrasts and shadows render beautifully in black-and white so do silhouettes on overcast days.  Remember the tips from…

  5. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 5 of 10

    DAY 5: LOOK FOR COLOR. One of the things I love about the iPhone is its capacity to capture color flare. I also love using the camera as a photo journal of collections, one of my favorite images to collect are colors. You can look for single colors in an…

  6. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 4 of 10

    DAY 4: TURN ON THE GRID—COMPOSITION BASICS. Composition—know what’s inside your frame. To make a strong photograph, everything in the frame should be there for a reason. Pick up your camera and look through the viewfinder. What do you see inside the frame? If you were to photograph the scene…

  7. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 3 of 10

    DAY 3: FOLLOW THE LIGHT. Photography is all about light. It’s the essence of an image. To make beautiful artful images, you need to learn to see and understand how to use and capture light. Notice where the light falls on your subject. For example, is the main light source…

  8. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 2 of 10

    What is a photograph without light? Photographs depend on light. By controlling the exposure yourself, you can dramatically change the mood, tone, and look of your photos. DAY 2: TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR EXPOSURE AND FOCUS.  When you point your iPhone (or smartphone) at a subject, your camera averages all…

  9. Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 1 of 10

    It’s a well known adage that the best camera is the one you have with you. I happen to agree and want to help you learn how to make better photos with your iPhone (or whatever smartphone you use) over the next ten days. Each day, I will post a…

  10. What’s In My Camera Bag | Northampton Family Photographer

    [Nikon d800 with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens] I like to keep my camera gear as simple as possible and relevant to the work at hand. While I have separate bags for my digital and film cameras, I thought I would cover my digital first. To keep my bag lightweight…

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