Taking Photos with Your iPhone Tip 5: Take Aim
Be creative when lining up your shot. If you take all of your photos from your perspective, you will have a lot of unflattering angles of your child looking up at you. Get down to your child’s level, or maybe even lower, to take advantage of some unique angles.
Taking Photos with Your iPhone Tip 6: Let There Be Light
Regardless of whether you’re using an iPhone or an expensive professional camera, lighting will make or break a photo. Bright, natural light is best, but try to avoid aiming your iPhone camera directly into the light. Alternatively, watch how the light affects your kids–you don’t want them squinting into the sun, or to have harsh shadows across their face.
Taking Photos with Your iPhone Tip 7: Just Keep Shooting
The beauty of digital is that you can take as many pictures as you want, and they don’t all have to be perfect. Don’t worry about taking a bad shot while you’re taking the photos, just take as many as you can and pick out the best few later on.
Taking Photos with Your iPhone Tip 8: Live Action
Similarly, you can also opt to take a short video instead of a still picture. This is an especially ingenious idea if you’re trying to capture a specific moment centered around action–first steps, swinging at the playground, throwing an adorably heinous tantrum. Grab a short video of the moment and then take multiple screen captures from the footage later on to get that perfect still shot.
Taking Photos with Your iPhone Tip 9: Get Close
Whenever possible, avoid the zoom on the iPhone camera itself and get physically closer to your kids when taking the picture. You’ll sacrifice quality the more you zoom, and being closer picks up on details your camera may miss from far away.
Taking Photos with Your iPhone Tip 10: Keep It Clean
Most of us are good about wiping the screen of our iPhones, because it’s the part we see every day. But, it’s the lens on the other side that captures the beautiful pictures! Be sure you’re cleaning the lens regularly–with a microfiber cloth, no liquids–so that perfect shot isn’t photo bombed by a dust bunny!
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to take beautiful iPhone photos of your family with confidence. Now, get out there and make some memories!
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