Guys, I’m so excited to help you up your photo game! Identifying the right lighting will make or break your photos. I’m pumped to share with you guys some of the secrets to improve iPhone pictures. These three tips will be game changers in your own personal photos!
Tips for outdoors:
Tip #1: Place your subject in open shade. Open shade is shade you find that has nothing overhead. In other words, you could stand in that shade and look straight up and see the sky. You don’t want anything above your subjects’ heads because you don’t want any heavy shadows casting onto their faces.
Tip #2: Avoid direct sunlight on the front of your subject. Direct sunlight will cast funky shadows and cause distraction in the final image. If you want to have that pop of light on your subject, leave them in the sun but turn them away from it. That way they can be backlit by the sun without actually having the sun on their faces.
Tip #3: Keep your camera lens shaded when taking a picture. Often times, you will see sun spots or light distortion in images. That is caused from a lens flare, or light hitting your lens. When taking a picture on your phone, simply place your flattened hand on top of your phone to block the sun from hitting the camera lens.
BONUS TIP: Try and take pictures during golden hour to improve iPhone pictures. Golden hour is the hour after the sun comes up and the hour before it goes down. Taking pictures during these time adds the perfect glow to that light!
Tips for indoor photos
Tip #1: Turn off overhead lights. Unless the lights in your house are between 5000-6000 Kelvin, the lightbulbs will add either a yellow or blue hue to your pictures. Most of the time, pictures taken indoors turn out too yellow.
Tip #2: Allow all possible natural light into the room. Open all of the blinds (and doors, if possible) to bring in that yummy natural light.
Tip #3: Face your subject towards the natural light. Since you are indoors and have only a set amount of light available, you need to use all of that possible to light up your subject.
There ya have it folks! I hope these tips help ya out. Good luck! I would love see some of your before and afters. Send them my way!