As I’ve said earlier, most of the pictures in the blog and in my Instagram is taken with my iPhone. Still, many people has asked me “You take those pics with DSLR camera, right?”
I’m not the best photographer, but many of you guys seem to like some of my pictures. That’s why I decided to share some tips how one can improve his or her mobile photography.
1. MANUAL CAMERA APPLICATIONS
There’s planty of options in App Stores to decide between but I am using the free version of the MuseCam app. This app is pretty easy to use and learn and gives you some of the features that you’d have in DSLR like shutter, ISO, white balance and focus. These features allows you to use much more creativity and to find the best option already when you are shooting.
I learned to use this app after couple of times shooting with it and I believe that so do you. I’ll maybe try some other app later, but this one has worked fine for me this far.
I have to admit I was a bit sceptic about the quality of these things but after purchasing one I made my mind. There are many options in the market: macro-lenses, tele-lenses, wide angle-lenses and fisheye-lenses. It’s about you and your style which is the right alternative for you. I decided to buy the Blackeyelense’s HD Wide Angle lense which works with most of the phones on the market and provides a clear 160° angle to your photos. The pictures gives a bit like GoPro feeling to your photos which I like.
3. LEARNING TO EDIT
Instead of using the filters in Instagram or other applications, learning to edit your photos properly can make a huge difference with your pictures. As in manual camera applications the variety is huge and I’ve tried many of these. I used to use Google’s Snapseed and many of people likes the VSCO app which I haven’t tried yet. My personal favourite is Adobe Lightroom CC for mobile which is easy to use and includes all of the features I need at this point.
Learning to edit properly can take some time, but practice makes perfect. I’ve spent hours with different apps and have still so much room for improvement. Anyways, It’s always nice to get back to old pictures and see how much you’ve improved during specific time period.
I don’t get paid from any of the companies/products/apps mentioned above. I just like them a lot and thought maybe you could like them as well.