Learn Mobile photography in 10 minutes
(vignette: mobile photography in 10 minutes)
Back in my twenties, when I was traveling quite often, and I remember one day thinking for myself, “damn if I knew how to take nice pictures maybe I could use this skill to travel the world!”
Few years later, I when I started my E-commerce venture, I had to buy a camera, that’s when I started to learn photography, and the more I was practicing, the better I became until the point where one day I simply offered my service as a photographer and people loved it!
But in this short guide, I’ll cut all the 10 000 hours put in to master that skills and summarized all in 10 minutes with the most important things you need to know.
there’s a beautiful nature surrounding ourselves, if you love travelling, it’s a shame to not knowing how to take proper pictures, every moment in life is deserved to be captured, we never know when life will stop, so don’t take it for granted, take 10 minutes of your time and start mastering this necessary skill, you could even be able to travel the world for free if you use it properly (more on that later…)
To make it big in photography you need an expensive camera, tones of equipment and even a studio if you want to do it the proper way.
And let’s be honest very few people can start off with 5000 dollars camera, expensive equipment and studio, especially if you’re a beginner.
Well 50 years ago that would probably have been the only way to start off your new expensive hobby
But fortunately we’re in 2021 and time has changed, everything has become cheaper and with our mobile phone have become litterally powerful camera, sometimes even more powerful than actual brand name cameras and if you know how to use it properly, you can litterally go from zero to hero in no time.
Now I assume that if you’re reading this post or watching this video, you’re probably one of the 5 billion people in the world who own a mobile phone and regarding your skills, well if you watch this video until the end you’ll have enough knowledge to become the next top instagram photographer in the game.
You probably don’t have a lot of time to waste, and the main focus of this article is to get you up and running as quickly as possible, it’s gonna be short and simple!
But before diving to it let me just show you what you can expect to achieve after watching this video reading this article…
Go to your smartphone and look for the pro mode
Always make sure that the elements or faces are not in dark areas.
As a general rule you should always have the sun in your back no matter what.
try to be vigilant of your environment, does your picture means something? do you see some elements that have nothing to do with your picture? well if it’s the case you’ve got to take care of that
One thing I ‘ve found to have an interesting composition is to have a minimalist approach, I’d prefer to shoot a picture with less elements as possible so the viewer can focus on the main subject.
The rule of thirds
Activate the grid on you mobile, and place your subject in the 2 third section of your grid, it’s proved that you’ll have a more pleasing and dynamic picture which results to a better composition.
Humans eyes respond well to symetry,
Symetry will help considerably improve your composition and as a result create more impact in your pictures.
Keep your iso as low as possible, iso is a way to artificially brighten your picture but the counterpart is that the more you brighten the more grainy your picture becomes,
it’s a lil bit like preparing a coffee the more you heat your coffee, the less easy it will be to drink, you want your coffee to be at the perfect temperature for your palate
the aperture control the size of the opening of your lens so the more you open your lens the more the light is passing thru.
it’s called the focal length which is represented by the letter F with a following number
the more you want a depth field in your picture the more you increase the number
At the opposite a smaller aperture will focus more on your subject and make the background blurry.
So for instance F16 would be perfect for a landscape shot, and F2 would be for a single person portrait photography.
It’s number of time your shutter is open, so if you are trying to capture a moving subject you need, you’ll have a higher number.
More shutter speed equal to less motion blur
Keep your camera steady (lien tripod)
it might sound obvious but I see so many blurry pictures so get you a tripod or make sure to really stay steady to get the right shot and if necessary you can always do some little work in post production
look even the prod still use post production so don’t forget to adjust your light, colours and shadows to get a more impactful and vibrant photo.
Of course I couldn’t get in depth in a so short period of time but with those basics you have enough to get started quickly and improve your photography skills along the way.
For advanced photographers there’re a lot more, but if you’re advanced you’re probably not watching this video.
not reading an article on a to start mobile photography.