In this iPhone photography training, I'm going to show you how to photograph small objects like this dinosaur up close to make them look larger than life using just your iPhone. I’m using an iPhone 11 Pro in this demonstration, but this can also be done with an iPhone X or other smart phones that have lens options to be able to zoom in close.
Here's what you need to be able to do this on your own:
1. an iPhone or smartphone that has multiple lenses so you can properly zoom in on a small object to photograph. Try to find something under 2 inches tall
2. A setting to give the object context. For instance, I’m using a forest floor to make the dinosaur look like he is roaming wild in the forest.
Grab a small object, your iPhone, find a fun background and watch this video to learn how to make small objects look larger than life!
Once you have your object and scene selected, tap the screen to use the x2 lens.
Now compose your shot.
“The sun is out! It must be a great time to take photos!” WRONG!
I hear this all the time at events and branding photo shoots. Ok, sometimes yes, the sun is what we want for photos. It makes colors bright and vibrant. The sky is so blue and the trees are so green. It makes the world gorgeous. It also feels great to be in the sunshine, so people translate how it feels into what they think it does for a portrait or selfie.
But I’m here to tell you, sunlight is not good for portraits and selfies.
I’m talking about direct sunlight. The kind of sunlight that comes straight from the sun in the sky and down to your face. That type of lighting in a selfie will make you squint. The shadows will be harsh and exaggerate features that you probably don’t want to emphasize. It also makes it hard to see your eyes - which are some of most important features in a selfie. We want to see your eyes open and bright. We want to see the whites...
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