Camera Phone Help
Written by: Tiffany Joyce
Since buying my iPhone I’ve been taking photos with it from time to time and I send them to my husband that works a lot (understatement #1 in this post). The purpose of these photos isn’t to capture the moment in complete brilliance – it’s about capturing the moment. It’s a camera that is pretty much always with me and while the shots aren’t great (understatement #2 in this post) they do the job of making my husband feel a part of special moments like Lexi moo’ing at the cow in the grocery store.
About a week ago my husband in complete brilliance (sarcastic moment #1) said “those shots you’re sending me aren’t good – is something wrong with you?” I responded a little flippantly (understatement #3 in this post) because taking “good” shots with a camera phone is NOT easy.
There are apps to help your cause like the FotoTimer which helps you do self portraits by setting a timer for the shutter – this has helped me a bit. I also bought the CameraBag app that gives different antique like finishes to shots so that you can put a mask on the craptastic shots you’re taking. I’ve found that using two hands and basically locking my elbows into my ribs helps me a bit to keep the shot steady.
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