Koichi Mitsui is a professional photographer as well as iPhoneographer. Over the next four weeks, he is going to share his tips and tricks for taking great shots with your iPhone.
Week one focuses on finding a good subject to shoot.
If you want to take good photos with your iPhone, you need to think of your smart phone as a camera and forget its other features. This should help your mind and eyes switch to photo mode. When you are walking around, just relax and be on the look-out for potential shots with the “wow” factor. This could be subtle changes in the environment or people’s actions.
Lugging around a digital SLR and a number of different lenses can be heavy going. But with just an iPhone in your pocket, anywhere becomes a potential photo opportunity. Whenever a scene or view catches your eye, its easy to get into position and take as many shots as you like without a lot of equipment to weigh you down.
The great thing about an iPhone is that you don’t stand out, which means that you can just casually snap a fantastic shot. It’s all about taking an interest in your surroundings as you roam in search of great subjects to shoot.
Guest blogger: Koichi Mitsui