Iphoneography Giveaway

Iphoneography? What’s that I hear you ask, well its photography on your iPhone of corse.

Since I started my blog a little over a year ago now I have become obsessed with photography and capturing our every day family moments and up until about 3 months ago every single one of my photos were taken using my iPhone 5. The capabilities of these phones are just amazing, even compared to just a few years ago I remember my grainy old phone camera’s they have come on leaps and bounds.

Here’s a couple of my favourite photos I captured with my iPhone;

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I could go on forever I love looking back through old photos.

To celebrate the brilliance of iPhoneography I am teaming up with three to bring one lucky winner a great mobile photography kit! The kit will include everything you will need to create an at-home photography studio including: a bubble pod, two mini studio lights, phone stand, mini light box with 4x colour backgrounds and a bag to keep them safe in.

We want to hear your best iPhoneography tips and tricks, so to be in with the chance of winning you just leave your tip in the comments below and follow the rafflecopter instructions.

The competition will end midnight on 22/09/2015, we will then select our winner and contact via email.

I can’t wait to hear all your great tips.

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146 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    August 25, 2015 / 7:21 pm

    don’t think about it too much as the quick photos can turn out great

  2. August 25, 2015 / 7:26 pm

    I take all of my photos on my iPhone 6. I think the quality is amazing.

    My tip would be .. don’t wait on getting that perfect posed shot – action shots are sometimes the best photos and just keep on hitting that button – you can always delete the ones you don’t want but you’ll be guaranteed to get a least a few decent ones.
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  3. Kim neville
    August 25, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    Use burst mode for the best chance of capturing a good photo of your moving subject. Hold down the shutter button to take a series of shots in quick succession, then choose the best shot.

  4. August 25, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    My iPhone tip for capturing moving toddlers would be take loads of photos as then at least you will probably end up with one where they look half decent!! xx
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  5. Natalie Crossan
    August 25, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Turn the flash off if it’s bright light outisde, you’ll only make red eye !

  6. Samantha Loughlin
    August 26, 2015 / 1:30 am

    Use on manual mode and not automatic

  7. Tracy Nixon
    August 26, 2015 / 4:29 am

    Use Snapseed to edit your images – it is like having a mini version of Photoshop in your pocket.

  8. Jennifer Haden
    August 26, 2015 / 8:21 am

    Try to take photos in natural light if you can

  9. Sarah E
    August 26, 2015 / 8:34 am

    Anything can make a decent tripod – try a can of pop or a book & use your timer.

  10. jayne hall
    August 26, 2015 / 8:36 am

    make sure you have enough light

  11. Kay Foster
    August 26, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Just snap the moment, don’t think about it. x

  12. PAUL STANLEY
    August 26, 2015 / 9:45 am

    Just click, click, click …… as long as it’s not directly into the sun

  13. Jennifer Toal
    August 26, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Use a good filter on close up shots and you will always look gorgeous 😉

  14. August 26, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Natural light is the best help for phone photos, I find.

  15. Ish
    August 26, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    it’s all about the lighting

  16. Alica
    August 27, 2015 / 12:44 am

    Experiment with different angles 🙂

  17. laura stewart
    August 27, 2015 / 12:57 pm

    take a few at a time xx

  18. Natalie McDermott
    August 27, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Great giveaway. I take most of my pics and vids on my iPhone so I’d love to win this!!!

  19. Natalie mcdermott
    August 27, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    The timer is useful when trying to get a shot with everyone in

  20. kayleigh Bates
    August 27, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Dont overthink, candid photos are always the best x

  21. Rachel Butterworth
    August 28, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Always take your pictures landscape, it looks better.

  22. Clare Bosanko
    August 28, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Good lighting. Don’t plan just take it in the moment.

  23. EJ Dunn
    August 30, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Use natural light as much as you can and avoid flash!

  24. laura banks
    August 30, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    good lighting

  25. Corinne Peat
    August 30, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Take lots of shots then cherry pick the best ones for editing. Also use natural light to create shadows and silhouette effects.

  26. Harley
    September 1, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Snap lots and delete later, that way you can compare for the best x

  27. kay lou smith
    September 1, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    Natural shots often look better than posed/staged ones 🙂

  28. Michelle Phillips
    September 3, 2015 / 7:11 am

    Try not to use zoom, I prefer to move closer to the subject as it produces a better quality photo

  29. Janice Mackin
    September 3, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Use natural light.

  30. Amy Jane Beckett
    September 3, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Don’t put your finger over the lense

  31. Steven Carroll
    September 3, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    I take all of my photos on my iPhone 6.

  32. Matthew Sinclair
    September 3, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    I always take 5 or 6 of the same image to catch the best one

  33. Louise A
    September 3, 2015 / 2:28 pm

    make sure your thumb/finger isn’t over the lens

  34. Nicki Simpson
    September 3, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Don’t get caught short with low storage

  35. Ashleigh Allan
    September 3, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    do it with good lighting

  36. David Sweet
    September 3, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Make the best use of natural lighting.

  37. Anne-Marie Wigley
    September 3, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    just snap away,natural unposed shots are always the best 😀

  38. Karen S
    September 3, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Framing – rule of thirds!

  39. Edward Guerreiro
    September 3, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Always take multiple shots. You never know when extras will be useful, especially if you use photoshop.

  40. Bob Clark
    September 3, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    spontinietity

  41. Sarah Brokenshire
    September 3, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Take snaps everywhere and anytime of everything and anything- have fun! xx

  42. Ellie-Mae Taylor
    September 3, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Take photos in front of a window for great lighting

  43. Alastair Jones
    September 4, 2015 / 2:06 am

    Composition! Rule of thirds!

  44. Darren
    September 4, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Patience! Good thing about digital photos is you can take hundreds of photos just to get that one perfect one.

  45. Andy Kadir-Buxton
    September 4, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    The best thing to take with you on a photo shoot is a roll of toilet paper.

  46. Angela Morgan
    September 5, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Good lighting is a must

  47. leanne weir
    September 5, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Avoid using flash

  48. September 6, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    only use the flash when necessary

  49. fozia Akhtar
    September 6, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Avoid flash wherever possible

  50. Jazz
    September 6, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Take lots of pics of the same thing, that way one of them will turn out good!

  51. September 6, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    Always be prepared, take many shots, natural light. More importantly don’t risk losing the moment by waiting for a perfect pose, natural is always better

  52. Lyn Bosomworth
    September 8, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Good lighting is key

  53. Naomi Collins
    September 8, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    My tip is to get down low – be on the same level as your family – whatever their size!

  54. Lizzy Cooper
    September 9, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    Great lighting, photos outside always look great !

  55. Daniel Todd
    September 10, 2015 / 12:33 am

    Use the multi shot function as you always get one that is really good and one that you can amuse or embarrass others with haha

  56. Jamie
    September 12, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    I only got an iPhone about 3 months ago and really like the burst mode and it means you can choose the best picture out of a range 🙂

  57. Jamie
    September 12, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    I only got an iPhone about 3 months ago and enjoy the burst mode as you choose the best quality picture 🙂

  58. jenna rothen
    September 13, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    always try to get the best lighting

  59. jen louise jackson
    September 13, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    use a decent app with a filter

  60. Tarbs Gill
    September 13, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Make sure the sun is behind you!

  61. Sandra
    September 14, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Avoid flash, and use natural light.

  62. Caroline Blaza
    September 14, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Try and use the natural light.

  63. Donna Loxton
    September 15, 2015 / 10:48 am

    Make sure the lighting is correct

  64. velvetglove@btinternet.com
    September 15, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Use burst mode when taking action shots – you are more likely to get that picture you really wanted.

    Also make your camera app a shortcut as you will want to be able to get to it quickly

  65. betony bennett
    September 15, 2015 / 8:40 pm

    Be quick!!

  66. Teresa Sheldon
    September 15, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Enjoy it , don’t put to much pressure on yourself to make a perfect photo casual photos ares usually natural snaps usually turn out best

  67. Helen Humphries
    September 16, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Always remember to avoid shooting into the sun but if the day is really sunny move to the shade altogether so your subject isn’t squinting up at the camera.

  68. Eenus
    September 16, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Try a burst of several photos with different exposures (say +-0.5 stops) use a ND filter setting if you have one!

  69. MoanyMike
    September 18, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Dawn and dusk are considered best times for photographs but in any case – always take as many snaps as you can – even in small time windows – it’s amazing you’ll often find one that stands out 🙂

  70. September 18, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Have the light behind you and be patient, the best shots are caught in action, not in a pose

  71. Isabelle Smith
    September 19, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Avoid flash,makes you look horrid

  72. Carly M
    September 19, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Always use natural light over using the flash

  73. Megan Kinsey
    September 20, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Take a deep breath in and hold it in when you’re taking a photo to try to steady your hands to reduce blur.

  74. Lauren Old
    September 20, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Make sure to adjust the lighting before taking a photo

  75. lesley stevens
    September 20, 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Take photos when you’re family aren’t aware as you get very natural looking poses

  76. Karen R
    September 20, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I like action shots – there’s nothing more boring than a whole of selfies in exactly the same pose, (especially pout after pout)!

  77. Angie Hoggett
    September 20, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    Don’t worry or stress over the pictures just snap away and relax!

  78. Michelle Moore
    September 20, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    It’s all about lighting, the more natural the better

  79. janine atkin
    September 20, 2015 / 5:10 pm

    use as much natural light as possible

  80. Georgina prince
    September 20, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    don’t take them in bright sun x

  81. Nancy Bradford
    September 20, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Take the same kind of time and attention with mobile photography as you would if you were using a full size camera.

  82. Ruth Manton
    September 20, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    Take as many pics as possible and move around to make sure you get the lighting right.

  83. Kay Foster
    September 21, 2015 / 6:57 am

    Use as much natural light as possible.

  84. Andrew Grange
    September 21, 2015 / 7:51 am

    Using burst will enable you to capture that magical picture you may otherwise have not got.

  85. beckie howe
    September 21, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Take lots of snaps of the same image, that way you can look through them after and pick the best shot and try to use as much natural light as possible!

  86. Lyndsey Beckford
    September 21, 2015 / 8:48 am

    Try to get a good steady stance to avoid any hand shaking

  87. Susan B
    September 21, 2015 / 9:22 am

    With children or pets, it’s best to take lots and retain only the best.

  88. Selina
    September 21, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Hold the button down to get a burst of pics and you can pick your favorite later!

  89. Julie
    September 21, 2015 / 11:45 am

    Would love to be able to take better photos 🙁

  90. Aaron Milne
    September 21, 2015 / 11:57 am

    Be relaxed

  91. September 21, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Use the natural light available as much as possible – an don’t think too much about th shot, just take several at a time and make sure you delete on a regular basis, otherwise you end up trawling through loads to find a particular photo

  92. Kelly Ellen Hirst
    September 21, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    Take lots of consecutive pics of natural moments & then pick out the best ones

  93. Fran H
    September 21, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Candid shots are always best, don’t think about it!

  94. Kristina Trick
    September 21, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    hold the phone slightly higher than your face to make your face slimmer and hide double chins

  95. Alison
    September 21, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    Tyr and use natural light where possible

  96. Paula Phillips
    September 21, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Take multiple shots at a time and try and keep them natural.

  97. katie w
    September 21, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    just dont let my mum take the photos using my phone! lol.
    Really the best way i take photos is to take lots and 9/10 i get a really good picture.

  98. anonone@sky.com
    September 21, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    take photos in natural light and try to avoid using flash

  99. Jessica Hutton
    September 21, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    Press the volume up button to take the picture. There is less chance the picture will be blury xx

  100. Claire D
    September 21, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    Be brave and experiment. Don’t get stuck in a routine, taking the same ‘type’ of photograph

  101. Cerys John
    September 21, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    I find that the natural shots turn out best. I love the panoramic setting on the iphone 6 giving you a shot of a large group/setting.

  102. steph lovatt
    September 21, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Leave the flash off the quality is brilliant without it

  103. karen Howden
    September 21, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    use as much natural light as possible for a clearer picture

  104. rachael jones
    September 21, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    If you are taking photos of your children get down to their level ! so many parents tilt the camera down towards kids and wonder why their shots are not that great ! bend !

  105. Nicola Holland
    September 21, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Make sure your background is right….

  106. gemma nisbet
    September 21, 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Be ready to capture any moment.

  107. Caroline Bourne
    September 21, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Take a few pics so you can keep the best one

  108. Jenny Jones
    September 21, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    Crop the photo after you have taken it, don’t be tempted to zoom in as you can loose some of the picture quality I find

  109. Kerry Smith
    September 21, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    Take your phone out of its cover it can darken images

  110. claire little
    September 21, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Take your time

  111. Victoria Prince
    September 21, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Take advantage of the fact it is a phone! I hold mine in all sorts of weird ways because of the size and shape of it compared with a camera, and also remember there is more than one way to take a photo – for example on an iPhone you can press the button on the screen, but the volume buttons on the side will also take a photo, and sometimes it’s easier and more convenient to use those (eg I have been known to try and get shots by holding my phone where I can’t see the screen, but I can see the volume buttons to press :-))

  112. Sammi McSporran
    September 21, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Make use of it being speedy and on-the-go! Just pull your phone out and snap. The best shots are the fun, spontaneous ones!

  113. Terri-Louise Dudey
    September 21, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    Action shots make the perfect photo’s

  114. Jane Middleton
    September 21, 2015 / 10:46 pm

    from time to time clean the lens with a cloth

  115. Jess woods
    September 22, 2015 / 12:00 am

    Don’t worry about getting a good shot capture 100s of photos at once and you will be surprised at what you capture 🙂

  116. Solange
    September 22, 2015 / 4:23 am

    Avoid flash

  117. liz ferguson
    September 22, 2015 / 7:21 am

    take several in quick succession .. at least one will be great xx

  118. Phil Boyle
    September 22, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Natural light is a must . Flash not to be used .

  119. Naomi Collins
    September 22, 2015 / 9:03 am

    Always get down to your subject’s level, however small!

  120. jamie millard
    September 22, 2015 / 10:17 am

    You may have shunned angles since hating Maths at school, but in photography – angles are your friend.

    Forget Pythagoras or trigonometry – we live in a world of a trillion photos and the vast majority of them are taken straight on. A million photos of the same scene taking from the same vantage point in exactly the same way – it’s time to stop.

    The Instagram generation have learned that angles make a difference – particularly the ‘take your selfie from above and you’ll look better’ approach.

    Angles can light up any photo. Take scenes from the side, above, below – forget having your subject front and centre at all times, let’s look at the world from different vantage points.

    That way, you will have an array or interesting views and your photos will have that little extra pizazz that will make everyone want to view your photos.

    To start – go for the rule of 3. Taking a photo – don’t take one, take 3 – all from different angles. Try above and to the side as well as the standard straight on. You’ll soon get a feel for the angles you prefer and you’ll very quickly banish the straight on shot to the depths of photograph history.

  121. Diana
    September 22, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Just don’t try to hard! 🙂

  122. Barbara Handley
    September 22, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Use the HDR setting on the camera for the iPhone. It takes two photos at once, so you have a light and darker version; and this often comes in handy.

  123. Steven Hartwright
    September 22, 2015 / 11:16 am

    You don’t need a £1000+ plus DSLR to take amazing photos. With practice you can get spectacular shots with a phone it just takes practice

  124. sarah parker
    September 22, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    natural light is great

  125. tania
    September 22, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    just capture every moment possible.. all memories and moments are precious.. click snap click.. theres always a good one. try to take off red eye as this makes people look strange

  126. Chris M Baker
    September 22, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Snap away, as often as you can, the best photos are the adlib ones, and are always so natural.

  127. Prerna Gupta
    September 22, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    dont zoom when taking photos from the phone..get as close as possible and tap on the screen to get the right focus!

  128. September 22, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Don’t always try and make photo’s professional looking, unexpected photo’s are the best x

  129. alisa moore
    September 22, 2015 / 3:14 pm

    Avoid flash mode

  130. Allan Fullarton
    September 22, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Use on manual mode and not automatic. Also, don’t take shots facing directly into the sun.

  131. zoe g
    September 22, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    always shoot in landscape

  132. victoria thurgood
    September 22, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    take more than one shot to get a good photo

  133. Emma
    September 22, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    Get someone else to do it!

  134. chris miller
    September 22, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Never use flash out side you`ll get demon eye which ruins the picture

  135. cath brace
    September 22, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    try and take candid shots, they also look better than posed ones

  136. Charmian Filewood
    September 22, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Take a couple of each situation to go through later and delete off any blurred ones rather than doing it at the time, That way you’ll miss less

  137. Lindsay Davies
    September 22, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    Just take unposed photos and they are always the best when people are relaxed and natural X

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