I know, I know…I’m late for iPhoneography Monday again. I can’t seem to get back into the rhythm. Since I started shooting weddings this year, I have received several requests for family portraits as well, and it has been keeping me really busy. But, I will try to find time to update my blog more often.
Allow me to post my version of Macro for iPhoneography Monday (Tuesday in this case). Shot with my iPhone, of course and edited with Snapseed.
More macro photos can be found on Sally’s Lens & Pens by Sally and Polly’s Watching Photo Reels. You may also join on the challenge, click here for the mechanics.
Daisy | iPhone 4S | Instagram
Pink Rose | iPhone 4S | Snapseed
Mums | iPhone 4S | Snapseed
Macro photography is one type of Photography that I really enjoy. It allows me to pay attention to the smallest detail of a subject. It provides an opportunity to focus on those tiny elements which are hardly seen by the naked eye. Admittedly though, using the iPhone for macro shot is tricky. Why? Because one cannot get too close to the subject without it being too blurry. One trick which I use often when taking macro shots using my iPhone is to walk as close as I can to my subject and slowly back up while keeping an eye on the screen to make sure my subject is sharp, so that the moment I see it in focus, I stop, count 1-2-3, hold my breath and then lightly tap (not stab) on the shutter. I find that by doing this, I get a much better chance of getting a decent focus.
For more iPhoneography Monday challenge photos, tips and tricks, check out Sally’s Lens and Pens by Sally and Polly’s Watching Photo Reels. Of course, you are always welcome to join. Click here for more info on the mechanics of the challenge.
Today, I thought that it would be good to talk about a technique that I often use in Photoshop Elements to sharpen images, and that is with the use of High Pass filter. I find this technique to be pretty easy to do, and often provide a really good result. Look closely at the two images below, you will notice that the second image is slightly sharper than the first. The edges are crisper and the details are more visible. You may need to click on the photos for a better view. Click here to continue reading the short tutorial…
Daisy | iPhone 4S | Edited with Photo Editor by Aviary
Daisy | iPhone 4S | Edited with Photo Viva & Snapseed
Today’s iPhoneography Monday theme is “Macro”.
One good thing to remember when using your iPhone as a lens, is to treat it like one. This is especially true when taking macro shots. The key is stability. Because of how light the iPhone is, it is very easy for us to simply snap a photo while holding it with one hand. You wouldn’t do that with a DSLR, would you? The best practice would be to turn the iPhone horizontally and hold it with hands on each end, count 1,2,3, allow the phone to stabilize before pushing the “shutter” button, and hold it in place for another second while the image is being saved to your phone’s memory. This will help eliminate camera shake which is often the cause of unwanted blur on an image.
Click here to know more about the challenge and to participate. Reminder: Next Monday’s (18th March) iPhoneography Challenge is “Black and White”.