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How to take great photos with your mobile phone

To many people photography is a form of ‘therapy’, allowing them to reconnect with themselves, nature or people around them. You can also draw pictures with light using your camera phone. The joy of producing great images is just amazing!

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How to take great photos with your mobile phone

To many people photography is a form of ‘therapy’, allowing them to reconnect with themselves, nature or people around them. You can also draw pictures with light using your camera phone. The joy of producing great images is just amazing!

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Welcome to the creative world of photography.

To many people photography is a form of ‘therapy’, allowing them to reconnect with themselves, nature or people around them.

You can also draw pictures with light using your camera phone. The joy of producing great images is just amazing.

Your photos can be shared with family, friends and others in many different ways, including Facebook.

Once you have completed this book you will have a good insight into the wonderful new creative world that photography will open up to you.

Mobile phone camera functions

Today’s camera phones are becoming more and more user-friendly and the results can be outstanding.

The greatest advantage of a camera phone over a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex ) camera is simply the weight and size.

Today most people have phone cameras and these have changed how we all see the world today. Many news and other events are easily recorded on camera phones.

If you just shoot in automatic mode, you will get some good images. If you explore what your phone can do you will be able to be even more creative with your photography…Enjoy the exploration.

Lighting

“Photography is drawing with light.” Geoff Higgins

Light is fundamental to photography, and the word photography is derived from two Greek words: “photos” (with light) and “graphos” (draw or write).

Light is the “Holy Grail“ of photography. In our quest for great images we seek to obtain the ‘right’ light to suit the subject we intend to shoot.

Composition and colour

“I am not a great believer in ‘rules’ in photography. If we all stick to the rules we will eventually have images looking the same or at least similar. But in saying all that I have put together some guidelines which may help when out in the field taking your images.” Geoff Higgins

Composition is a way of arranging the elements of the image to make it interesting to the viewer.

This can be done in a number of ways. In photography there is no right or wrong way of composing your photo. It is generally up to the photographer.

Colour is a great feature to consider for impact. Try warm colours like reds and oranges, to give the shot a ‘warm’ feel. Try the cooler colours such as green and blue to evoke a serene, relaxed atmosphere.

How to arrange a subject

“The art of photography is in the seeing.” Geoff Higgins

Look at images on the Internet, books, magazines and calendars for ideas. See the different styles that can work for special events and places.

Find out how to do your best photography of:

Landscapes

Food

Close-up or macro

Animal photos

“ALWAYS keep your subject’s wellbeing in mind.” Geoff Higgin

Finding and photographing wildlife often needs a trained eye and a complete understanding of your subjects.

When photographing any animal, its safety is of paramount importance.

Under no circumstances should the wildlife you are photographing be disturbed, especially when they are nesting or they have their young with them.

Many people think that to obtain great images of wildlife, you need very expensive long lenses to get close to your subject. This may be a great advantage, but patience and persistence can easily make up for lack of equipment.

Find out how to do your best photography of:

Australian birds

Australian mammals like kangaroos

Australian reptiles and frogs

Your special pet creature

People photos

There are many opportunities to obtain great people photos.

Everyone enjoys photographs taken of loved ones, a new baby, a graduation ceremony, birthday celebrations, a general family portrait, or any other celebration or special occasion.

This chapter focuses on people photography and the next one explores special methods.

Find out how to do your best photography of:

Everyday (Happy snaps)

Weddings

Family events

Portrait photography

So what is portrait photography?Any representation of a person, or animal that distinguishes that its character or spirit could well be defined as a portrait.

As photographers we strive for a great likeness of our subjects, but not necessarily an exact image.

A portrait is usually a head or head and shoulders shot, but in fact could include the whole body.

A portrait could also include more than one subject, for example, a family portrait.

Find out how to do your best portraits :                                                                        

Environmental

Family

Children

Father or Mother and child

and by understanding the “Elements of a Portrait”.

My photo journal

“The world is your oyster and the real benefit of all this is it is a natural and perfect therapy, absolutely free. I LOVE IT.” Geoff Higgins

Your personal Facebook page, blog or tiny url website is a great place to show off your images.

First impressions are often lasting impressions, so only show images that you are proud of, your best works.

Images that you display online should have good colour (if using colour) and be visually appealing.

Do not clutter your web site with second-rate material. This only makes it hard to navigate and does not show you in a favourable light.

Look out for more exciting titles coming soon.