Christmas photos of friends and family are already filling up our Facebook and Instagram feeds. With the real deal just around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before the photos start clicking of you and yours. Instagram helps us master our photography techniques (or lack thereof) with plenty of filters, but do you know what makes the best photo with your iPhone?
Z Salon & Spa wouldn’t have you looking anything but fabulous, so we’ve put together a few tips to make your photos merry and bright this year.
Clean Your Lens
While this is a super simple step, many people don’t realize the importance of this before taking a photo. Cellphone cameras aren’t protected like our actual cameras, so they collect dust and grit from our everyday activities. This tip will make your photos appear cleaner and more crisp, and enhance the sharpness of photos.
All about the lighting
Lighting is another crucial basic. iPhones are great at capturing amazing memories, but when it comes to a poorly lit room, they don’t always cooperate. If you plan on taking a posed photo, find a window, well-lit room or step outside for better lighting. Good lighting will not only complement the subject but will make the editing process run a bit smoother.
Brightness and Contrast
This one may seem like a gimme, but you want to be sure you are taking photos with brightness and contrast to make your image pop. Little details, like Christmas lights and decorations will become sharper.
iPhone photos can appear dull and muted, even with a filter. A great way to make your photo pop is to add color without making it look over-edited. Using the “vibrance” setting on any photo editing application will give you a more defined photo with a pop of color.
Black and White Saves the Day
If you happen to take a photo in poor lighting, the black and white filter can definitely save the day. After adding the black and white with a little brightness and contrast, you will have yourself an Instagram-worthy photo. Black and white also eliminates distractions, such as clashing colors or patterns, from the main focus of the photo.
If you want to look your best, make an appointment with one of our stylists for a new look or an esthetician to perfect your make-up.