These iPhone 6s Photography Tips Will Still Apply to the New iPhone 7

iPhone 6s Photography Tips From a Pro Photographer

If you were one of the 13 million people who bought the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus in the first weekend of its release, or one of the many millions who own it now, then you are in for a treat with this iPhone 6s Photography class.

What’s so unique about this class? This iPhone class is taught by a professional photographer. Julia Kelleher is a PPA International Silver Medalist, Gold Level Photographer of the Year, and a popular instructor for CreativeLive. Julia brings to the class unique professional insight to using an iPhone. She covers hidden tips and tricks in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus camera app, how to use light to your advantage, professional composition tips, how to make your common snapshots better, and much much more.

Here are 3 tips (of the many) that are found in the iPhone 6s photography class:

1. Use indirect flash to take a picture in a darkly lit room. Julia suggests that you “take someone else’s iPhone and light the person from the side. As long as the light isn’t directly overhead and flashing directly at the subject, it’s going to look so much better.” This tip is great for when you’re out at dinner with friends or family and the room is dimly lit with candles. Simply have one person hold the flash onto your subjects, and then take a picture with your iPhone with the flash off.

2. Use color to impart feelings into your images. Julia explains the color wheel, how different combinations can help convey unique feelings, and harmonious color combinations like: complementary, analogous, triadic, and monochromatic. For example, Julia describes that complementary colors are the colors that are opposite on the color wheel: “I will often photograph children with complementary colors because it makes them seem alive and happy and very vivacious.” Tune into the class to find out about the other harmonious color combinations and tips on how to use them to compose better iPhone pictures.

3. Set focus and exposure in the iPhone camera app. Julia describes how to touch the camera screen where you want to set the focus.

iPhone 6s Photography Taught by a Professional Photographer

After you do this, you’ll see a yellow box move around in the camera app depending on where you touch. Julia explains “if you hold down (on the camera app) you will see your box blink at you and then you will get this little sign that says ‘AE/AF LOCK’ and now the camera has locked exposure and locked focus.” This is an extremely useful tip if you have trouble getting your camera to focus on a subject in the foreground or background.

The actionable tips and professional photography advice found in this iPhone 6s class are extremely useful to get to know the camera app in more depth and to see how a professional photographer thinks about using a smartphone.

Check out iPhone 6s Photography and learn all of Julia’s personal tips and advice on how to create stunning images with your smartphone. 

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Sarah Luck

When Sarah's not brainstorming & creating, you can find her laughing, at the beach, or in the forest. She's an out-going & fearless personality who spends her time at CreativeLive as the Lead Content Producer for Photo & Video.