We can all take stunning photos, right? Not me, you say? Think again… Simply using your phone, we’re going to show you just how easy it is to shoot professional-looking photos of your treasure finds, just like in magazines.
In this new series, we’ll share some basic but important photography tips that will dramatically improve your photos and have you shooting like a pro in no time.
Treasure hunting and photography are made for each other; they really are. Every moment you bring that piece of history to life from its timeless tomb should be captured through the lens. Yes, most certainly so you can look back, relive and relish the moment, but more importantly, so can others.
We all chase our own treasure – gold, coins, relics, buckles, bottles, buttons and everything else in between. Treasure is truly in the eye of the beholder, and capturing it all through photography is just another element of the fun and excitement.
In this article, we are talking about taking photos with your iPhone. You’ll be surprised what gobsmacking images you can produce with today’s modern technology.
Clean Lens = Clear Picture
We don’t realise how many times in one day we handle our phones. Regardless if it’s in your pocket, hand or handbag, the camera lens is exposed to oils from our skin and the dust from our surroundings.
As a result, the camera’s lenses can get covered in dirt, dust and fingerprints. A dirty lens will leave smudges, blurs, or dust spots on your images. So, if you want clear, sharp shots, clean that lens every time before taking photos!
You can use a soft cloth, tissue or even a part of your clothing (if it’s soft enough). Remember, rub gently; you want to wipe away any dirt or oil, not scratch the lens.
If you’ve been snapping away in a dusty environment like the park or the beach, make sure to blow any dust from the lens before wiping it.
This is a rookie mistake many people make by wiping the lens without first blowing away any debris that can scratch the lens. A mistake made in an instant but will last the life of your camera.
It may very well sound like common sense, but sometimes sense isn’t all that common when it comes to photography. Get into the habit; your photos will thank you.
Join us tomorrow for #2 in the series as we show you how to create stunning effects by adjusting the background of your image.