Many beginner mobile photographers make the terrible mistake of taking beautiful photos, but subjecting them to bad editing, or even none. With a little help from these simple mobile photography editing tips, your photos could go from great to perfect.
Using the OOWA lenses, we now have the ability to capture everything in the frame, all the way down to a single detail. However, to produce a great shot, we must not only be able to capture our chosen subject, but to do so well.
Here are some of the most popular photo composition guidelines that can help to bring your subject photography to the next level:
1. Rule of Thirds
The Rule of Thirds notes that the photo’s subject should be placed at either the intersection or along a set of 3 x 3 grid lines, to create a well-balanced photo. This can be easily achieved even without a trained eye using your iPhone’s very own grid function in the Camera app. You can turn on the grid function by heading over to Settings > Photos & Camera > Grid.
2. Symmetry Rule
Another easy rule to follow to elevate your photos, is to apply the Symmetry Rule. It states that instead of simply capturing your subject alone or off-center in the photo, try to include or find a subject that balances its partner out symmetrically.
Dressing your photos in the appropriate tone makes a world of difference, quite literally. Blue and grey tints, and lowering saturation, help create cooler tones which are perfect for photos of snowy hills and, rainy weather.
On the other hand, use yellow and orange tints, and increase saturation, to create warmer tones in photos of sunny beaches and, food photography. Photos taken with our OOWA lenses have a slight warm tint to them, to help you create more natural photos, which are easy on the eyes and apply to a larger variety of scenes, as opposed to cooler tones.
When taking photos, try your best to always use bright natural light, to prevent grainy photos and achieve a sharper and more vibrant image. However, if you are caught in a situation where natural light is blocked off, you can always increase exposure straight from your iPhone’s Camera app. Simply tap on the screen and slide the sun symbol next to the yellow box up or down to adjust the image’s exposure.
Filters & Apps
Pre-set filters are also a great way to easily and beautifully edit your photos without added effort. The native iPhone Camera app already has a variety of different filters you can choose from. However, if you wish to elevate your ‘filter game’ to the next level, try out other photography and camera apps on the market. Not only are they simple they use, their numerous functions and beautiful filters are a photo editor’s dream.
Here are some of our favourites:
Armed with these tips and your OOWA lenses, we hope you have as much fun as us when we take our photos!
The OOWA team shot all the images above with the OOWA 15 mm and 75 mm lenses. Shop here.