Find the right background for portraits
Look for a clean background – a natural canvas with a relatively solid color or shape, such as a wall, open sky or foliage. If this isn’t possible, move around the subject to find a background that is less cluttered. Also, check that there are no direct objects, such as street lamps or slender trees right behind people’s heads, or other unwanted objects in the background that will distract attention from the subject.
work on frame
It’s often helpful to have a portrait shopping list: headshots, half-body and full-body frames (make sure not to cut off people’s legs), as well as horizontal and vertical. Keeping these frames in mind will help you choose the best shot. Many of the latest Apple and Android phones offer a choice of inbuilt lenses with different focal lengths, which help you get the job done in a jiffy. You can also use the portrait mode on your cellphone’s camera, which reduces depth of field, blurring the background and giving a portrait style similar to what you get when using a wide-open aperture on a long camera lens. Is.
Edit your photos multiple times
Choosing the best photos is just as important as taking them. If you’re making a separate album of your favorites, you already have a base to start with. Still, take your time and look through all the photos you’ve taken, scrolling through the images at least twice. If possible, leave a day’s time between doing this. Looking at a large number of images can overwhelm the eyes and it’s easy to overlook a good photo.
Work seamlessly on post-production
Phone cameras, like normal cameras, aren’t always able to read light correctly. Often one needs to adjust the exposure, shade or color temperature of a picture. Much of this can easily be done with the phone’s inbuilt software – although there are a number of specialist applications as well snapseed Or adobe photoshop express, What you can or should do is a personal decision. But, in general, spend as little time as possible working on an image, and focus on balancing the tone and light in your selection of images so that they feel cohesive in style.
have a hungry eye
eve arnoldThe wonderful Magnum photographer used to tell a story of walking with Henri Cartier-Bresson from the Magnum office in Paris to his apartment on rue de Rivoli to have lunch. During the 15-minute walk home, she took three rolls of film on her Leica as he kept telling her that he was no longer interested in photography, only in drawing. Great photographers have an insatiable eye for images, and a cellphone allows one to be prepared for just about anything. But it is also necessary to clearly understand that moment. Everyone wants their travel memories to be captured so that they can relive them later. But it’s also important to see the world without feeling the compulsion to take photographs. Sometimes the eye just needs the pleasure of seeing.