Photography designAs more and more people begin using their phones to take high quality photos it is important for people to understand that there are things they can do to make the final quality of the photo as good as possible.

The following are tips to take better photos on an iPhone.

1. Remember to keep the photos as simple as possible. There is no need to have the frame too cluttered so one main focal point is enough to create a photo that speaks volumes. Just remember not to overcomplicate photos!

2.  Try shooting from a different angle. It gives photos a much more interesting perspective, and an alternative angle makes the subject look completely different and it means that there is likely to be fewer distractions in the background.

3. Adding depth to a photo completely transforms the way it looks. Many people make the mistake of concentrating on what is in the background. This makes the photo look flat so why not try having subjects on different levels. Add something to the foreground, something in the middle and then a subject in the background. This will bring the photo to life!

4. Try to add an element of balance to your photos. This can be done by placing subjects opposite each other either diagonally or in a straight line. This improves the composition of the photo and makes them look more balanced to the viewer.

5. Always think about the height of your subject, especially if it is a person. If you are taking a photo of a child then get down to their level and shoot from their height. This offers a more natural feel for the photo rather than giving the viewer a Birdseye view of a subject that blends into the background.

6.  Shadows can offer a completely different feel to a photo so also think about those as well as the subject and their positioning.  If the sun is at a low angle in the sky the shadows can be a lot more interesting than the actual subject so try to factor shadows into your composition.

7. One form of photography is silhouetting and this is becoming more popular. It is a simple twist on a normal photo and ensuring that the light is directly behind the subject will give the best possible silhouette photo.

8. Adding reflections into photos is a great way to add texture and effects naturally. These can be added from glass, water, ice or another reflective surface. To really maximise the effect, place the camera as close as possible to the reflection but remember to ensure that it combines well with the subject.

9. Symmetry is a great feature to use in a photo and the trick is to not always place the subject in the centre. However, if the subject work best in the middle, then go for it! This is all about creating a photo that effectively can be split in half. If done properly it will really capture the imagination.

10. Finally, there is always post shot editing that can be carried out through an App that will allow many different extras to be added to your photo. If the original photo is of an excellent quality then changing the contrast, shadows and warmth can completely transform a photo into a real work of beauty!

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