Today, a simple tip for you all: take more pictures. Pictures document your life and the lives of those around you, and this is of course well worth doing.
Look at this link (click): people in old snapshots, and then in the same picture, shot the same way, many years later (compliments to the modern photographers for making their image quality as bad as in the originals, which is quite a feat). Talk about time. Meant to be funny, but in fact profoundly interesting, even moving. You owe it to yourself to document your life.
And not just the big things. Little things. Like the drive to work.
Or the drive into the city.
Or even the sauce that is about to become dinner.
You will of course have noticed that all these are recent iPhone pictures. The best camera is, as the saying has it, the camera you have with you.
A few tips on iPhone photography:
- You can focus where you like, by clicking on the screen in the desired area prior to taking the picture
- When you do this, the iPhone also exposes for that area. So a normal snow pic will be too dark, but if you focus on your car’s dark dashboard, the picture will be well exposed.
- You cannot zoom (except electronically, which ,means cropping – do that in Lightroom instead). So instead of zooming, do a lot of diagonal images to compose. That allows you to get close and get a lot in. Trust me, tilted images are OK.
- An iPhone includes the GPS coordinates automatically with every picture.
So my advice: do carry your iPhone and do occasionally take pictures – and do look at those as a chronicle of your life.