Seven Tips for Better iPhone Photography

With the dawning of the iPhone, a whole new age of photography has arrived: the iPhoneography era. Having a camera built into your phone makes it easy to take pictures on the fly. The sheer size of a SLR or DSLR makes it less portable and convenient than a phone, which most people have on them at all times. With all the benefits and fun that come these new smart phones, people everywhere are starting to play with iPhone photography. Here are just a few tips to help make the most of your iPhone photos!

1. Understand your Camera’s Limits
With the much smaller size and limited abilities, it is no surprise that the photos you take with your iPhone will not be the same quality as what you can get with your DSLR. Photos taken with a phone are going to be a much smaller file size so they won’t be able to be printed very big. Also camera phones are not designed to do well in low light situations so knowing this in advance can help you to avoid situations where you may not be able to get the best quality photos.

2. Keep Your Camera Steady
When you first start using your phone’s built-in camera, it’s natural to want to shoot pictures with one hand. However, holding your phone like a camera will steady yourself and ensure that your pictures are as crisp and clear as possible. For the greatest steadiness, be sure to keep your arms in closer to your body (nice and tight), bend your knees slightly and just lightly tap the shutter button with your finger. Continue reading “Seven Tips for Better iPhone Photography”

Photography Terminology – What Is a Telephoto Lens?

How The Long Focus Attachment Works For Photographers

The art of photography often requires different types of tools. The preferred tool used at any given time depends upon what the photographer hopes to achieve. Since the purpose of each piece of equipment differs, it would be helpful to have a working knowledge of each one. As a result, photographers will be better equipped to select the right tool. This selection will allow them to take better shots of their subjects.

One important feature of the camera is the lenses, which vary in appearance, design, and purpose. For example, there is the long-focus type that is used in general photography as well as cinematography. With the special attachments, the focal length is longer than the physical length. They comprise a special group of lenses. Their purpose is to lengthen the intake of light, while simultaneously decreasing the overall design and effect.

The long-focus attachments are designed to capture different depth of field. Therefore, they are divided into two groups, medium and super. The former covers about thirty through ten degrees and the latter between eight degrees through one and below. They are designed to enlarge images that are at a distance and to affect the appearance of targeted images. Continue reading “Photography Terminology – What Is a Telephoto Lens?”