We LOVE our fancy cameras, but they aren’t always with us. iPhone photography is huge right now. The cameras on our phones are getting better everyday and if we are being real, they typically aren’t too far away. That’s why we believe that sometimes the best camera is the one in your hand. Here are our top tips for producing high quality content with your iPhone.
Our Keys to Success
Pick a filter and make it your BFF. One way to make sure that your brand imagery is consistent is to stick to the same color tones in each image/ by using the same filter. A few of our favorite photo editing services besides our trusty Lightroom are: Color Story and VSCO.
Be True to Your Brand
Can we be honest for a second? What works for your friends or even for us may not be the right fit for you! Take your time exploring poses and filters until you feel like you reach a look that truly represents you.
Drewe’s Styling Tips
Your Instagram is a great way to show off your core values while also letting your followers get to know you/your business. Don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the best way to get your message out there visually.
Train Your Eye
There are so many elements that go into a well composed photo. A flat photo will not get you the engagement you are looking for. The more you can notice the textures and patterns around you and incorporate them into your images the more successful you will be in creating a dynamic image. Styling wise this means adding texture (think paper or ribbon) and shapes (think pens in an office shot or plates in a food shot) into your image to give it dimension.
Tell Your Brand Story
No one wants to see a picture of a blank table with coffee! Add in those elements that make it a unique picture to YOU. A few goto options are a notebook with your logo on it or your favorite coffee mug. These small elements let your followers get to know you a little bit better.
My favorite styling trick is to make sure that if you have three different size shapes in the shot. This adds interest and doesn’t make the viewer look for symmetry (which is a blessing).
Kate’s Photography Tips
If you’re inside go find a window. You want natural light on your face so have whoever is taking your photo should have their back at the window while you face the window
If you’re outside – find Shade! Overcast conditions are your best friend. Shade defuses your light while making your image less harsh.
Know your good side! I’ve found that most pictures look best when they are dynamic. What does that mean? It means, not being flat in front of the camera. Don’t be afraid to twist your body and work your angles. It may feel silly in the moment, but the results will be worth it!
A boring backdrop is a real picture killer. Embrace color! I am famous for making #davebabe pull over in front of any wall with a bright hue- anything for the shot, right?!