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 the detail you want in your frame. 

 You can try to isolate your subject by using negative space (such as a blank wall or open sky) as the background or conversely, fill your frame with positive space (such as a field of flowers or forest of trees). 

The idea is to get a sharp point of focus, either on the whole subject or the part you want to emphasize, with a background blurry.

 If your iPhone has Portrait mode, you can try that out as well to capture details.



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, 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.



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. 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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