I am a professional portrait photographer, but never took many photos
with my phone! For an upcoming European vacation,
I decided to challenge myself to learn how to take great phone photos.
I have the I-Phone 5 and first I practiced in my own backyard using
the default camera on the phone.
I really loved how it captured this flower against the sunrise!
This is how my Canon 5D Mark 3 captured it with my 50mm f1.4 lens.
I really love the wider angle lens on the camera.
Then I downloaded the camera app called Camera+.
You take the photos right from this app and it allows you
to set shutter speed, ISO, and more. It was very easy to learn and
costs $2.99 for the app...Worth it!
After lots of practice with Camera+, I downloaded some
editing apps. I really love Snapseed for basic editing and
some nice filters. That's where I begin editing.
I edited this drab photo:
Into this with just a few easy clicks! Pretty swell!!!
I LOVE a photo editing app called Pixelmator!
You can actually CLONE with this app.
I tried it with this photo on the beach. I wanted to remove
that boat trailer.
I used my finger as a mouse to clone and in an instant...
the boat trailer was gone! It's not perfect, but pretty dang
great on my phone with my finger!
This app is pricey at $4.99, but worth it!
With an app called After Focus I was able to swipe over the background
in this next photo with my finger to blur it.
I do miss playing with depth-of-field, so this app helps me achieve
similar results for 99-cents in the app store.
I added the sun flare with an app called Lens Distortion .
It has lots of lens flares, fog overlays, and more and is free in the app store!
I also enjoy a free app called PhotoWonder that includes
lots of facial beautifying features including skin smoothing and
thinifying! It works like the liquify tool in photoshop.
I did love all the special effects and decorations
that come with this app.
I am astonished at the macro capability of my I-Phone camera!
I simply used the sharpening feature in Snapseed for the center
of these flowers. Snapseed also has a healing brush!
Can't wait to share the phone photos I take in Europe!
Meanwhile, download some of these fun editing apps and
create some great photos with your phone!