When shooting with mobile phones, you should pay special attention to light and shadow effects and exposure control. In these aspects, mobile phones are difficult to compare with professional cameras. We need to develop our strengths and avoid our weaknesses. For another example, in the backlight position, it is very difficult for a mobile phone to take a “normal” backlight portrait. After all, the tolerance of a mobile phone is low, and it is difficult to completely solve it with HDR.
It is very difficult to take photos with mobile phones, because the ability of mobile phones to control the shooting parameters is not strong; Mobile phone photography is very simple, you just need to work hard in other aspects. In today’s tutorial, we put aside the complicated and tedious theories and mainly take the three most daily subjects of portrait, scenery and still life as examples to share with you some easy and effective mobile phone photography tips.
1. Light: develop strengths and avoid weaknesses
Plain smooth, transparent side light, brilliant backlight, give different images of life. Making good use of different light is the basis of taking good photos.
When shooting with mobile phones, you should pay special attention to light and shadow effects and exposure control. In these aspects, mobile phones are difficult to compare with professional cameras. We need to develop our strengths and avoid our weaknesses.
比如说，在侧光下进行拍摄，人物的脸部很容易留下阴影，所以拍 MM 的时候要格外小心，至少别让阴影打在她脸上；
For example, when shooting in side light, the face of a character is easy to leave shadow, so when shooting mm, you should be very careful, at least don’t let the shadow hit her face;
再比如说，在逆光光位下，手机想拍出“正常”的逆光人像难度是很高地，毕竟手机的宽容度低，用 HDR 也很难彻底解决。
For another example, in the backlight position, it is very difficult for a mobile phone to take a “normal” backlight portrait. After all, the tolerance of a mobile phone is low, and it is difficult to completely solve it with HDR.
In this case, it’s better to take a silhouette! Low tolerance of mobile phone? that ‘s fine with me!
2. Human landscape interaction
Let the characters become the focus of the picture, bring people into the scene, and the scene moves with people.
Reflection is also a sharp tool to improve the style of portrait photography. I will pay special attention to moonlit puddles and lakes after rain.
When you are close to the ground at a very low angle. People, trees, rain and fallen leaves seem to be in a different space.
3. Brain opening
If you want to add some fun, try re exposure. The real focus takes the scene, the virtual focus takes the person. Let the nearly transparent you float in the center of the scene.
Later app, recommend using picture synthesizer.
In fact, the long-time swing is far less interesting than the instant snapshot. Do a triple jump. Make a comic strip. Dynamic you may be more interesting than static.
Mobile phone for SLR, no shallow depth of field and high image quality, but can bring wonderful inspiration and story.
How to present the scene sense of narration, the state of people and the interaction between people and scenery is the essence of the sense of blockbuster shot by mobile phone.
1. Black and white silent film
If the words can chant the sentiment, then the photos can narrate the feelings. Good photos have souls in them. You can use words to describe the life you are looking forward to, or you can use the lens to record the lonely hell you see in your eyes.
So, how to take a good black and white photo?
1. Find a scene suitable for black and white. Simple composition can make black and white tone more pure.
2. Emotion is atmosphere. Explore the feelings in black and white photos. High contrast and large dark angle can be used.
2. Heterometric space
A good photo is not determined by the equipment or PS, but by your perspective and brain.
If the original film is flat, it’s better to rotate it and make it symmetrical.
Make good use of all kinds of lines in real life. Straight line, oblique line, s line, radiation. Their existence, will let the picture avoid the straightforward, looks neat and tension.
3. Minimalist aftertaste
Minimalism is the only rule of mobile photography. That is, a large area of blank, and meaningful subject.
Please note that “blank” is not equal to “blank”. Relatively monotonous scenery or regular lines can also make you take a minimalist work full of charm.
In addition, the so-called “large area blank” does not mean that you have to shoot “big scenes” such as blue sky, grassland and sea.
As long as you have the heart of loving life and keen photographic eyes, some small details in life can still form an excellent minimalist picture.
1. Skillful setting
Use more natural light to photograph food, away from the artificial light source in the restaurant.
If the light is asymmetrical, half dark and half bright, you can put white objects such as paper towel and paper jam on the opposite side of the light source to reflect and fill the light. Clean, elegant, good texture material, suitable for the background. For example, log, marble, white cardboard or light gray linen.
Of course, the protagonist is always food. It’s better to finish shooting in a short time to keep the original taste, color and freshness of the food.
2. The temptation of food and sex
How to stimulate appetite with images? The best way is to make food “ready to eat”.
If it’s chicken soup, it’s more delicious than the one not boiled in the pot;
If it’s a pizza, it’s more attractive to dip in sour seafood sauce and sprinkle with white sesame seeds than a nine inch pie.
A pair of chopsticks, a spoon, dense heat, it is enough to stir up appetite, pick up taste buds.
Don’t forget, those small and delicate scallions, garlic petals, burnt marks of barbecue and crystal clear of white rice are also worth recording.
Finally, I want to summarize the three main points of taking good photos with mobile phones
Jump out of the box; Shoot what you think and feel; Have an idea.