One of my favorite things to do while shooting on my phone in “live” mode is to change the effects to long exposure. Once you change the effect you get to see the beautiful smooth water come to life! The hardest part for me was to hold still while taking the shot because the live photo captures all the movement. In order to capture a smooth shot you must hold still so only the water is moving and nothing else. I am happy how they turned out and the cloudy weather created great contrast.
To capture a lens compression shot you have to back up and pinch the subject. This allows the background to appear closer than it actually is. The first picture is from a tree branch and I loved the fall leave colors. I stood on the top of the little hill and zoomed in so the forest ground appeared closer than it was. In the second shot, I saw this one leaf on the ground it was so pretty I couldn’t help but to pick it up and take a look. I held my arm out as far as I could reach and zoomed into the subject. The pine tree in the background was closer than how far away it was.
Portrait Depth Mode
To create the portrait depth shot we were to compare and contrast a regular photo to a portrait mode shot. In the first shot is the regular photo with my background blur. In the second photo there is background blur and the subject is in focus. There is a second example that showcases the same concept.
The is a panoramic shot in Yellowstone from our excursion at the blue pools. It is so amazing all the different colors in the thermal pools. I captured this panoramic shot on my iPhone using the setting and holding very still as a rotating very still following the straight arrow. I enjoy the pine trees for the horizon and the blue thermal pool as the main subject.