Christmas is right around the corner and while your wrapping presents take a second to read my top suggestions on how to take a good family iPhone pictures .
The holidays are such a magical time of year and I believe these moments should be documented.
Here are some tips for you that you can easily use your iPhone to document your Christmas day.
Tips for iPhone photos for Christmas morning
Don’t zoom in: Don’t zoom in either get closer to the subject or wait until after you take the photo to edit it.
Natural light is critical and can help make a photo. Try to stand in a spot that has the best light, but beware of shadows casting on the skin.
Sunshine icon: Adjust the light in camera as needed it is looking too bright or dark. There is an option to adjust the lighting by clicking the screen, and a sunshine icon will appear. You can move the sunshine up to add more light and move it down to brighten it.
Use a self-timer: Setting up a timer instead of a selfie. Mix it up this year, if you cannot hand off your phone to take a photo just us the self-timer option. Setup your iPhone at an eye-level position (windowsill or mantel), make sure to use the back of the camera (the quality will be much better) and set the 10-second timer. It will take ten photos and will give you plenty of options to choose from. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get a good shot, but is often worth it documenting the holidays with your loved ones!
Use your Apple watch as a remote shutter.
Open the Camera app on your Apple Watch, and it will automatically open the Camera app on the paired iPhone. Prop up the iPhone in a nice vantage point while checking the shot is right on your Apple WatchWhen you're happy, either tap the white circle on the watch screen to take the photo or hit the '3s' button to set a three-second delay. The latter is useful when you want to take - and be in - a group family photo and not be looking down at your watch at the moment the shutter goes off.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! I am so excited to see what 2019 brings and to photograph all of my awesome clients both new & old in this upcoming new year.