Capture Artful Moments With Your iPhone | Day 8 of 10


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, especially the eyes.

Include enough of the surroundings to tell a larger story with your image.

Use burst mode on your iPhone to capture a quick succession of photos. To use burst mode, frame the subject with your smartphone then hold down the onscreen shutter button to take a series of action shots.

You can also can slow the slow the motion by panning your iPhone (or mobile phone) from left to right. Hold your phone steady and try to move your phone at the same speed as your subject as you tap the shutter button several times.

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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. Instead of defaulting to eye level, change your position to your subject. Go high, low, or shoot from the waist. Move closer, move farther away, stand higher, or get lower. Think like a cinematographer here. How many ways can you tell the story by changing your position?

Move around your subject and the scene you’re photographing to discover the most interesting perspective. Photograph each position, beginning at eye level and then again each time your perspective to your subject changes.  

Scroll through the images you made. Which one holds your interest?

As a photographer you want to practice varying your perspective in order to create images that are striking and unique. Stand on a chair, rock, or bench and take a photograph looking down. Take a photograph right next to your subject either at waist or ground level. Lie on the ground and make a photograph looking up. Look at the different perspectives you photographed. How does the emotional impact of the image change?

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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 Days 1 through 5. Find a subject that interests you. Where does the light fall on your subject? How does the scene feel? What mood would you like to convey? How would your scene look in silhouette? 

Imagine how you would frame the scene. Use the grid to line up your composition. Lock in your exposure and focus. To get used to seeing photos in black and white, you can tap on the three colored circles on the upper right corner of your native camera app (the one that comes with your camera) and scroll to the right until you see mono, silvertone, or noir. You can scroll back to original color to capture your subject in color (which will give you more editing options) and edit your image using software apps such as Photoshop Elements and Lightroom Mobile. 

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