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iPhoneography Tips: Rocking the Camera You’ve Got!

I love my iPhone for lots of reasons, but one of the main reasons is the camera. Yep, I’m into iPhoneography HARD over here. I’m always looking for ways to improve my photos taken with my iPhone, and I’m obsessed with Instagram( do you follow me?????)  So I wanted to share a few tips, tricks, etc with you guys. But my first tip isn’t technical.  Because iPhoneography isn’t just about taking better photos.  I feel like it’s about preserving memories too.

I posted this photo on my personal Facebook page last week.

Best friend 2

Even though it was taken in very low light, and is grainy as hell, and I forgot about my flash COMPLETELY, I loved this photo. I HAD to post it.  I got tons and tons of comments on it. Probably the highest I’ve ever gotten on a photo. A co-worker even told me I should submit it to a contest. (????)

“You are so good with that Camera.” she said.  “I need a camera like you.”

“I took it with my iPhone.”

The stunned look on her and another co-worker who had been cosigning was hilarious!

I get this a lot.

People assume that just because I’ve got a big fancy camera( and it’s not really), it does all the work.

I don’t have the time or the energy to explain that it’s the photographer anymore. I don’t even get offended.

But that brings up the point I was going to make today: you can rock your iPhone camera.

Almost everyone carries a camera phone these days. There are times when you just don’t have time to pull out your camera and adjust the settings. I had my Canon with me when I took this shot. But the moment happened in a split second:  I saw Pookah hug his Daddy. Without even thinking, by the time Pookah told him he was his best friend and CDub smiled and leaned his head down, I had my iPhone out and had snapped the photo.

Just. Like. That.

So lesson of the day: Big Girl/Boy cameras are great. But when you are trying to capture perfect “moments” like this one, sometimes, you have got to use the camera you’ve got right at that moment. So don’t be afraid! Whip out that iPhone!  And rock it!!!

 

Note: this post can apply to anyone with an camera phone, NOT just iPhones!  

  • Reply
    Nellie
    September 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I love this (and your new header by the way, beautiful) I am trying to be better with the pictures, now that I have an iphone, I am more inspired. That is one amazing photo, I gotta admit! It just grabs your heart strings!!
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      LaShawn
      September 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      thank you!!!

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    Whitney
    September 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I actually take good pictures with my iPhone but still gonna get that camera. I love the picture too.
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    Amber
    September 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I’m becoming more interested in photography. I think camera phones bring out the inner photographer in all of us! LOL And Instagram only makes it worse! Darren Rowse and Fat Mum Slim are like magicians when it comes to their iPhone pics. The quality is mind boggling!
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      LaShawn
      September 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      i know! especially Darren Rowse!

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    Nae
    September 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Awesome pic! Can we perhaps get some tips? 😉
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      LaShawn
      September 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      stay tuned!! You will!!

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    Preshus Me
    September 6, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I love this picture! My iPhone is dying so I can’t take very many pictures with it anymore. I need to get a new cell phone quick!
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    Mimi
    September 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I am finding that my iPhone is my go to. Its is lighter and less cumbersome. I won an Ollo clip through Harlem Love Birds giveaway and I am waiting for it to come in the mail. I can’t wait to see what I can do with it.
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      LaShawn
      September 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

      I LOVE the olloclip! You will too!

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    Stesha
    September 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Ah, I love father and son photos. Too cute! I prefer my iPhone over my new camera that I have yet to use. It’s a simple convience.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha
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    Ms. Understood
    October 10, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Love this post. It helps that you can access you camera on the home screen too (iPhone). Just got to keep snapping. Eventually I’ll get decent, I hope.

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      LaShawn
      October 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      you will! Practice makes perfect!

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    Kraig Rueter
    April 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    The digital age has taken the world by storm, with the introduction of the camera phone, photo digital imagery tools are at the fingertips of consumers today because they are built-in to low end and high end styled cellular devices that are the rage with American all over the country.*

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