As you might have noticed, I’ve been a little obsessed with lifestyle/everyday photography since I was first introduced to Instagram back in my early college days (I know, I’m old). Throughout this IG photo-sharing journey I have learned a thing or two about maximizing quality and overall look when taking photos using just my phone. In this entry, I’ll be sharing the five iPhone photography tips that I consider to have had the most impact in my photography over time.
#1: Wipe clean your phone’s camera lens(es) EVERY SINGLE TIME before taking a photo. It’s something so simple yet most people overlook it. I just can’t stress this enough! I used to think this was obvious and would wipe my phone camera about once a day but I later realized that as the day went by the my photos got more and more hazy looking. Its crazy how much we accidentally touch or rub up against the our phones and how dirty most surfaces we place them down on are. Now, even if I take a 5 min pause from taking photos, I religiously re-wipe/clean the lens before picking back up where I left. Not only does it make a huge difference in the clarity of the photos but I’ve found it to have an even greater impact afterwards when I’m editing/applying filters!