Travel photos and iPhone cameras are made for each other. With pocket-sized portability, an endless supply of apps at the ready, and the ability to publish and share iPhone photos from anywhere, this is the ultimate travel accessory that no one should leave home without. The small form factor alone makes them always available, rather than sitting in a bag in the hotel room. It’s easy to take iPhone photos without drawing attention in a crowd. And the Matrix-style ability to upload new features and functionalities on the fly will accommodate pretty much any photographic need, from long nighttime exposures to self-timers and panoramas.
1. Get close (really close):
The wide-angle lenses and close focusing abilities of smartphone cameras means you can get just inches from your subject. “Zoom with your feet” to get great portraits and detail shots.
2. It’s all about the angles:
Eye-catching photos often depict ordinary things from a new perspective. Instead of standing straight and shooting from shoulder level, try kneeling down or climbing up a staircase to take the photo from an unlikely angle.
3. Tell the camera what you want:
In the iPhone’s native camera app you can tap the screen to pick a focus/exposure point. Even better, third-party apps like Camera+ let you set the focus and exposure points separately for even greater control.
4. Go towards the light:
Smartphone cameras take notoriously poor pictures in low-light. Seek out good ambient light to improve both the color and clarity of your photos.
5. Don’t get the shakes:
Tapping the onscreen shutter can cause camera shake—and blurry photos. To prevent this, hold down the button while you compose the shot, and simply release to take the photo. Alternatively, trigger the shutter with the “volume up” button on the side of the device (or on the headset microphone if they’re plugged in).