Here at RND we love phone photography.
Well actually, we love phones. But one of our favorite things about phones is phone photography. (aka phoneography)
Why? Well because a picture can say a thousand words, and we believe that your phone camera is your best camera, because it's always with you.
This month and every month moving forward we are going to be featuring phoneographers on Instagram and Facebook.
Our Instagram feed also streams on our website so your work will show up there as well.
At the end of each month any phoneographer we featured that month will automatically be entered in our giveaway to receive an RND product of their choice.
So find us on Instagram and #rndtravelstheworld and #rustyanddustytribe or just tag or dm us your phoneography and we will feature you!
To help get you started here are our top 6 phone photography tricks!
1. Use natural lighting.
Lets face it, the flash on your phone camera is a last resort at best. Try to get near a window or take shots during magic hour.
2. Edit your photos.
Editing can do wonders for making an okay image into awesome image. Filters are great and it is also great to play around with levels, contrast, and color!
Start taking photos in new ways each time and you will keep learning new techniques. In the end there is no 'right way' to get the shot. Like all art it is yours for the making.
4. Get close to your subject.
Without getting too technical, iphone 6 has an ƒ/2.2 aperture which really helps with low light, but it means that it is meant for close ups. Get close to your subject and you will be happier with the results.
5. Learn about the rule of thirds.
The basic principle behind the rule of thirds is to draw three imaginary lines in your head over your image, that will break that image into thirds (both horizontally and vertically) so that you have 9 parts. Then place your subject on or near those lines.
6. Put your phone down and enjoy the moment.
One of the reasons we love phone photography so much is because you can get the everyday shots that you would never get otherwise. But this is a double edged sword. Because we always have our phones, its so easy to get lost in taking photos of moments instead of just enjoying the moment. Here are RND we like to practice the art of leaving our phones behind for a minimum of two hours each week and we can't recommend it enough!
What are some other tips you have for phoneographers? What are some of your favorite photo editing apps? Comment below, we'd love to hear from you.
Don't forget to tag us in your photos and let us know what phone you are using and we will feature you and enter you to get charged up with some new gear so you can keep snapping away. We will announce the winners each month! (please note that at this time any winners outside of the US or Canada will just need to pay the shipping for the item they choose)
Have a large following on Instagram? Contact us! We'd love to be featured!