Take Better Cell Phone Pictures

Take Better Cell Phone Pictures

Things to remember. We're talking about cellphones, not $4000 DLSR cameras. Don't expect miracles. However, with a little bit of knowledge you can make the best out of your camera.

Step 1: Clean Your Lens

Step 2: Framing!

Different angles/ point of view.  

Find the out of place. DON'T LITTER!

Find the out of place. DON'T LITTER!

Get low. Find the light. Think outside the box.

Get low. Find the light. Think outside the box.

Rule of Thirds.

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Negative Space.

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Show that there are mountains, but also realize that they are just there to show relation to the sunset. Focus on as much sky as you can. 

Show that there are mountains, but also realize that they are just there to show relation to the sunset. Focus on as much sky as you can. 

 

Find the Light

Tell us a story. Get close.

Tell us a story. Get close.

Find the light/ the contrast. Get close. Tell us a story. Tell FB that your kid got hurt, but make it interesting. We don't need a head to toe shot. 

Find the light/ the contrast. Get close. Tell us a story. Tell FB that your kid got hurt, but make it interesting. We don't need a head to toe shot. 

This idea applies to seflies too!

Take candids. Be ready. 

Kids being kids. Get on their level. Show their personality. Don't pose them.

Kids being kids. Get on their level. Show their personality. Don't pose them.

Find the light. Get on their level. Be ready. Be quick. Be sneaky. 2 seconds later they were up wanting to see the picture. 

Find the light. Get on their level. Be ready. Be quick. Be sneaky. 2 seconds later they were up wanting to see the picture. 

Get high too! Close and high! Find the most interesting angle. Find the light. They don't have to look at the camera. Don't be afraid of BW if the color is wonky.

Get high too! Close and high! Find the most interesting angle. Find the light. They don't have to look at the camera. Don't be afraid of BW if the color is wonky.

BE READY! 

BE READY! 

Chose where to focus. Be in charge of your camera. 

Candid. My conservative dad playing CAH on Thanksgiving. This was hysterical. Focus on the why while keeping the context in the photo. I know what my dad looks like. I don't need him in focus. 

Candid. My conservative dad playing CAH on Thanksgiving. This was hysterical. Focus on the why while keeping the context in the photo. I know what my dad looks like. I don't need him in focus. 

Show the people or the place, but focus on the point of the photo. My kid with a crab. Focus on the crab.

Show the people or the place, but focus on the point of the photo. My kid with a crab. Focus on the crab.

Get low. Focus on the "so what." Be ready. 

Get low. Focus on the "so what." Be ready. 

Be brave.

Rule of thirds. Straight down angle. Interesting subject.

Rule of thirds. Straight down angle. Interesting subject.

Don't over edit! Please!

Do whatever you want! It's your art!

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