If you are like me and probably most anyone with a cell phone these days, you are snapping photos left and right! Over the past couple of years, I have been intentionally taking photos of our everyday activities. The reason I named my blog Life is an Exquisite Journey was to be able to capture some of the exquisite moments that me and my children experience on our collective and individual journeys.
It is amazing to me how much more attentive I have become to the details of life and the beauty around me while viewing my world through my iPhone camera lens. My iPhone cameras has been the gateway to my actively engaging in my love for photography. I’ve always admired the work of other photographers and now I am developing an eye for my own personal artistic perspective. I devour every new piece of information that I receive to be able to incorporate a new technique or strategy for the next photo opportunity.
Today, I ran across this article, How to Never Take A Blurry iPhone Photo Again, by Emil Pakarklis. Emil shares several key points to remember when taking your photos:
1. Don’t Rely on Auto-Focus
2. Keep Your iPhone Steady
3. Reduce the Effects of Movement
As I was leaving the Salamander Resort & Spa early this morning, I tried to grab of photo of this piece of art. It is a map of Virginia framed in metal and filled in with corkscrews! It represents the myriad of Virginia wineries that are sprinkled throughout the state. The detail and variant colors of the corkscrews is what really attracted me to the piece. However, I tried to take the photo while I was walking through the room. Instead, I should have “reduced the effects of movement” as Emil suggests and stopped to manually focus the image in my camera lens, while keeping my iPhone steady. I would have gotten the desired result – a photo capturing the detail that I could see with my naked eye.
Emil provides great visual images of the PROBLEM PHOTO and the PHOTO with the SOLUTION applied. Great tips as I try to work towards perfecting my craft. I thought you might be interested in Emil’s suggestions as well!
Meanwhile, I need to make plans for my next visit to Salamander Resort & Spa to retake this photo and many other exquisite captures!
Hugs and Blessings!
Life is an Exquisite Journey