I’ve had more than one person say I’ve got a good ‘eye’ when it comes to my photos and I take these compliments with grace and say thank you very much to them.
Here’s the thing. I’ve taken most of my recent photos with my iPhone and most of the time I can’t see a jolly thing when I take it. This is usually because the sun is shining on the screen and I’ve got a stupid reflective protective sheet on it which makes it pretty hopeless to read the screen when outside. I paid $15 for it and am loath to just chuck it away just yet. I will definitely replace it before our next summer though. I also mainly use the Hipstamatic app which only has a tiny window to ‘see’ through the lens.
But back to my good photographic ‘eye’. I was wondering if someone asked, how I could say that I compose my shots and I don’t know that I can really articulate it but after reading some composition tips on Digital Photography School I definitely follow some of them.
The Rule of thirds is a good one and to some extent I reckon I’ve used that in the photo above.
The beauty of using a camera like the iPhone means that apart from choosing an app to shoot the photo with, there’s no other settings to muck around with so composing the shot is all I have to think about. I can’t zoom in or out but I can move my position.
The other thing I do when I can is take a bunch of photos and choose my favourite to use for my photo of the day. In one of my future posts in a week or so I’ll demonstrate the thought process (or try to) of picking my favourite photo of the day.