You have seen what people do at weddings. They take a million shots and all of them come out bad. However, with today’s technology, you really can do a lot with a cell phone camera! All you have to do is look at the background and wait for the right moment.
I wasn’t the photographer for a wedding recently at Morningside Camps in Minerva, NY – about a half hour north of Lake George. I was the DJ. They had a friend shooting pictures, but no real photographer on hand. So just like the other guests in attendance, I did have a smart phone on hand and thought I would get a few candids for my blog about candids.
It really is amazing what the right timing and an iPhone can do.
Though these are taken with a just a cellphone, pictures can be great when you look at the background and make sure to include some color. Here are a few shots that I thought I would share when I was at the right place at the right time. Imagine how great they would have been with a decent camera!
NOTE: I asked the bride and groom to go over to this spot, which was only a few yards from the tent. I made sure to get the tree and the tractor in the shot, perfect for the rustic theme:
WHEN IN DOUBT ADD SUNSET AND WAIT: Looking at the background is the first thing you should do before ever snapping a shot. While these pictures aren’t really the greatest they could be seeing as they were taken with a phone, they do illustrate why great photographers will sit for hours for just the right shot. This is especially so when looking for the right moment from the sky. When you can get a sunset picture, always go for it! These three shots were all of maybe 5 minutes apart, total. What a different a minute makes!
USE PHONE PICTURE FILTERS!
One last tip is to see what EDIT – ENHANCE can do for you on your iPhone.It usually bumps up the contrast, lightens the lights and darkens the darks a little, and also deepens the colors all around.
Also, there are apps to do different things like make a picture scratchy, black and white, or polorized. Instagram users also like to to pic different filters to make a picture have even more feel. Dig around and see what you can find!