(stolen post from my website, (eBlog.com.au) – Edited
iPhoneography – Taking & Editing Photos With Your iPhone
OK, I’m not a professional ‘photographer’ – yes, I operate an aerial photography business ‘TakenByDrone.com.au’, and I’m pretty good at it.
I’m not too shabby at taking good photos, but to call me a ‘photographer’, no. Most of the photos I take with my camera and my iPhone are fairly ordinary, but some – especially after editing, are really good. There’s probably only a ‘few’ photos on this website that I’d consider very good, the others are rather plain, but I don’t care – I still like them.
Remember, a photo is just that. What’s important, is the story behind the photo.
Anyway….. A photographer is a person who has committed themselves to the art of photography, invests their time and money on the best camera gear and editing equipment.
Photography is in itself, art. A good photographer knows their angles, their lighting and most of all – knows when the best opportunity to take a great photo comes along.
Again, I’m not a ‘photographer’, but I love taking photos. Most people can take good photos, yet not call themselves a ‘photographer’. I like to think that iPhoneography is a hobby, but in saying that, there are some very professional photos out there done with an iPhone / Android.
When the iPhone 4S came out, I thought ‘how good is the camera!’. Then the 6S came out and the quality was even better, and now that I’ve had the iPhone 8Plus for a little over a year now, I’ve managed to take some pretty good photos – well, I think so.
The best thing about using your phone (android too, I guess), are the FREE Apps available to edit your photos on your phone, or if you prefer, you can use the same apps on your iPad. One way to transfer your photos from your iPhone to your iPad, is to use AirDrop – need to learn how? Google it.
Some of the Apps I use are;
- Lens Distortion
- PS Express
- My Watermarks
- PicSplit (for Instagram)
- Photo Lab [Pro] – costly (for an app), but worth every dollar.
I’m not writing a how-to-edit here. Do what I’ve done (and continue to do) – experiment.
If you like an edit you’ve done, share it. If you want to see what can be achieved with your iPhone, just search Instagram using #iphoneography, or if your preferred phone is Android, use the hashtag #androidography.
Just remember. You’re always going to have haters. I’ve posted photos in the past where people have critiqued my photos – as if I were a professional photographer 🙂 The fact that some people feel the need to comment in the first place just shows that you’ve done a good job.
Photographs, just like art (paintings for eg.) are viewed by, and liked (or not) by many people. There are probably millions of people that think the Mona Lisa is a terrible piece of art, yet it’s still loved by many. The fact the Louvre Museum hasn’t decided to remove it because of the haters, just shows that people have a right to view / not view it!
Edit and Post photos that you’re happy with, and ignore what the haters think.
Want to learn more about iPhoneography? You could start here. They haven’t paid me, nor did I ask them if I could link them. If they want the link removed, I will remove it.
iPhoneography can be fun. Taking the photo is just the start. Edit, Post and Enjoy.