In this day and age when almost everyone has a camera in their pocket, it’s no surprise that iPhone photography is growing in popularity. Not only is this type of photography accessible, it’s also much less labor intensive than lugging bulky camera gear around.
Whether you’re new to iPhone photography or you consider yourself an iPhone camera connoisseur, keeping a few tricks in mind can seriously up your photography game.
In This Lesson
Tips for iPhone Photography
- Never use a dirty lens
- Utilize your camera’s grid function
- Steady your shots
- Take advantage of different lenses
- Avoid using the Digital Zoom Box
- Use the Manual Override Function to focus
- Activate AE/AF Lock for sharper photos
- Adjust your exposure
- Shoot in HDR Mode for higher-impact images
- Aim for precision with Burst Mode
- Put Portrait Mode into practice
- Explore other apps to adjust shutter speed
iPhone Photo Essay
This activity can take place entirely during class time, or as a take-home assignment. Start by dividing students into pairs. Make sure at least one student in each pair is in possession of an iPhone. The pairs will then be tasked with leaving the classroom and putting together a photo essay on a topic of their choice. It should contain eight to 15 photos total.
At the time each photo is taken, students should also take a screenshot of their iPhone camera, demonstrating their use of the settings in the earlier presentation. Once all photos and related screenshots are collected, students should compile them into a slideshow to present to their peers. Each slide should include the final photo, paired with its corresponding camera screenshot. Upon reconvening in class, students should present their slideshows and discuss which tips and settings they found most useful out in the field.