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5 Tips for Better iPhone Photos

Author: Libby

Ready to level up your iPhone photography game? Spring is here and it’s time to head outside and start snapping. Here are five tips for better iPhone photos that seem small but make a big difference in your final print.

1.Long Exposure

Shooting long exposure shots is easy on an iPhone, no need to carry a tripod or have long exposure apps, just follow these simple steps. Simply photograph your scene in live picture mode.  Then, when viewing the image in your photo album, scroll up.  now you will see several options that appear below the photo.  You can choose, live, loop video, bounce video, or long exposure.  note that you must do this before you bring the image into an editing app or do any edits with iPhone, because editing the image will “flatten” the image into a single frame, and these options only exist when your photo is still in live mode.

2. Adjust Exposure

Did you know you can override your iPhone camera and adjust the exposure? It’s actually quite easy. When you are framing your picture in live preview, tap and hold the exposure button (It looks like the sun). You’ll see a slider with a sun on it – you an drag your finger up or down to adjust the lightness or darkness of the photo.

3. Enable Grid Lines

Need visual help with the rule of thirds? Set your grid lines up to help you nail composition. Here’s how: go to your Settings App – scroll to the Camera Setting. The first button is GRID – turn it on. Voila’ you’ll have your 9 grid show up whenever you are ready to snap your next picture.

4.Clean Your Lens

This is actually a tip for any smartphone. It’s easy to forget, but remember this phone is in your purse and pocket and the lens is often not protected. So take a few seconds to wipe off the lens with a lint-free (Apple recommended)  cloth.

5. Earbud Shutter Assistance

Sometimes you need a steady hand. If you have earbuds with volume control, you can certainly use them as a shutter release cable. Plug in your earbuds, compose your shot then use the up or down volume to snap your photo.
Now that you know some of the quick tips for better photos, you’ll want to print them out. You can upload your photos from your iPhone. Simply click the product you’d like to order like photo prints or metal prints and it will give you an option to upload from your device. Checkmark the ones you’d like to upload and DONE and your photos will upload directly to your Printique account. You can go HERE to start printing.