In a world where everyone is an influencer-in-the-making, your phone camera is your backstage pass to the glitzy realm of pixels, filters, and the pursuit of the perfect aesthetic.
Buckle up, because we're about to turn your casual shutter-clicking into a full-blown masterclass on how to snap your way to fame and hopefully fortune, or just a more fabulous Instagram feed.
1. Lighting: The Holy Grail
Before you get lost in the wild world of angles and filters, let's talk about the unsung hero of photography – lighting. Natural light is your best friend, and yes, even the divine glow of a streetlamp can turn your average selfie into a masterpiece.
PS; always ensure your lenses are clean to avoid blurry photos.
2. Pose Like Nobody's Watching
Let's talk poses.
Ever notice how influencers have perfected the art of looking candidly carefree while standing in the middle of a crowded street? That's because they've mastered the "I'm totally not posing for this photo" pose. Practice in front of the mirror until you can nail the look of nonchalance while secretly feeling like you've just won an Oscar..
3. Rule of Thirds: Because Math Can Be Glamorous
Ditch the center-of-the-frame obsession. Enter the rule of thirds – a simple yet effective way to create visually pleasing compositions.
Imagine your photo divided into nine equal segments, like a tic-tac-toe board. Place key elements along these lines or at their intersections for a photo that screams, "I didn't just snap this; I orchestrated it."
4. Angling the magic: tips for capturing your best side
Now, let's talk about the angle wizardry. Hold your phone slightly above eye level for that oh-so-flattering angle. No one wants to see your nostrils – save that for the annual family photo. Experiment with different angles until you find the one that accentuates your fabulous features.
5. Conquering the art of solo photography
Taking your own photos requires a bit of finesse. Invest in a selfie stick or use the timer feature on your phone. Prop it up against a stable surface, strike a pose, and voilà. (This might need a little bit of practice before you get to Joy Kendi's level)
PS; It can be tough to take good photos on a phone if you don’t know exactly how it works. So, take the time to explore the different camera modes and settings on your phone.
Cheers to capturing life's moments with flair!