I often get asked what camera I take with me travellingâ€¦
I donâ€™t have one.
Sure Iâ€™d take my DSLR if I went on safari but most of the time you can take great pictures on your iPhone. I took a DSLR on my first Gap Year and as much as it took great photos, it was kind of a hassle to carry around in my day bag. So now I just travel with a GoPro for video and my iPhone for pictures. I carry my phone with me usually, its less conspicuous and a lot quicker to whip out and take a picture. So hereâ€™s some quick tips on how to take epic pictures on your iPhone:
Keep an eye out for the weird and wonderful. You never know what you might find on a street corner.
Use two hands to keep the phone steady and if you have to use one hand, lock your elbow to your side to avoid shaking.
Play with lighting. Shoot into and away from the sun. If you shoot with the sun setting in the background you end up with something like this.
Back up your photos as often as you can to keep them safe and avoid filling up your iPhone memory.
Share your photos with the world. Whether itâ€™s Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, get them out there!
Try different perspectives whether this be looking up or getting low.
Play with exposure when you are taking a shot. You can tap different areas of the screen to expose different areas which can give an image a whole different look.
Use an app to edit your image. Iâ€™d highly recommend Camera+ which is ridiculously easy to use and with a few touches can drastically improve an image. It has a whole bunch of settings to give you a variety of shots. I prefer it to Instagram because, well, people look at them and go â€œthatâ€™s an Instagram photoâ€.
Do you prefer using your iPhone for photos rather than taking a camera with you travelling?