It’s just hard to believe how quickly time flies by. Especially when you have kids. Why is it that time seems to go faster when you get older? I mean, I can’t be the only one to have that thought, right?
Anyway, I figured I better hop online and get some content up for my site. The kiddos are in bed, the dog has been walked, and my wife fell asleep watching some reality TV show (musta been real exciting!). So, I find myself with a quiet house, a true rarity these days.
Things have been hectic to say the least. Wedding season is in full swing now. I feel like all I’ve been doing lately is going from shoot to shoot capturing some truly cherished moments. I’m a true softie at heart and I still get a little choked up at weddings, even if I don’t personally know my clients. I guess seeing the true expression of love and that gleam in the eyes of the happy couple takes me back to my own wedding day.
Nights have been filled with post-production video/photo editing and color correction. I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with editing, but as any good photographer will tell you, editing is where the true magic of photography happens.
Editing doesn’t need to be a boring, mindless task. I typically crank up some Hendrix (in my headphones, of course) and jam out while I mess with filters, contrast and brightness to name a few. Some of my best work has been brought forth while immersing myself in Purple Haze and that’s not intended to be a pot reference for all you people residing in Colorado or Washington!
While it seems somewhat odd for me to go over my next topic (since I own professional-grade camera bodies and lenses), the iPhone has become so ubiquitous over the last several years that I feel some simple pointers can truly help the average person capture some amazing moments.
Without further ado I give you the top 10 iPhone photos tips (credit to Emil Pakarklis at iphonephotographyschool.com for coming up with such a concise list).
1. Keep your photos simple
Too much detail can be distracting and it is important to remember that all you need for a great photo is one interesting subject. Use empty space in the frame to draw more attention to your subject matter.
2. Take your picture from a low angle
Get creative and shoot from a lower perspective. You don’t always need to pull out your phone and snap a pic from chest height. Make things more interesting and give the viewer a new way to view the world.
3. Use shadows to your advantage
Shadows can be more interesting that the subject of your photos, especially when the sun it low. Use the small windows of opportunity shortly after sunrise and before sunset to create stunning images.