Memories are fleeting. They grow so fast. Savor the moments. Those are the sayings that drive us to photograph the time we want to remember with our children.
We had many of those special moments on a journey thousands of miles from our family's home to visit my childhood home and family half way across the country. This journey was the first I had my memory-keeper at hand—a little iphone instead of my bulky SLR digital camera. My full-size digital SLR was trusty. We have over 35,000 family photos taken with ours. However, our large SLR camera—along with the heavy, detachable zoom lens—was sometimes left in the car or at home because of its weight and size. The pocket-size of the camera phone became our take-everywhere, all-the-time camera.
camera phone photography tips
1 • Avoid Instagram-looking filters. In a few years heavily filtered photographs will look outdated. The vintage-hued style popularized by this popular photo site will not be the look-of-the-moment forever. Have fun sharing your photos any way you wish, but save your photos forn prosterity the way you experienced them—natural as the moment itself.
2 • If you do add filter enhancements to your photos on an iphone with iphoto, keep in mind your photo filters will be lost when transferring your photos to your computer or back up system. Only the original photo will be saved and transferred. If you want to save permanent filters or enhancements to your photos made, use an app like Filter Keeper. Your original, un-enhanced photos will be backed up, along with a folder of all of your filtered photos.
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