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iPhone Photography Tips

August 30, 2023

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Capturing Life's Moments: iPhone Photography Tips 

In a world where smartphone cameras have outperformed traditional cameras in accessibility and convenience, iPhone photography has taken centre stage. This exciting evolution has opened doors for amateurs and enthusiasts to explore the world of photography like never before. From capturing everyday moments to breathtaking landscapes, the iPhone has revolutionised how we see and record life.

Here at Portfolio Picture Framers, we recognise the immense potential of iPhone photography, especially when it comes to capturing special memories, beautiful landscapes and milestone moments.

The vast majority of us are not professional photographers, and don't have the professional gear either. But you certainly can capture some pretty amazing photos with the humble iPhone, ones which are certainly worth framing and hanging on your wall.

In this blog, we explore the photography basics which can level up your self-taken photos. We also give you insight into how Portfolio Picture Framers can help you turn your digital memories into ready to hang pieces of wall art.

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The rise of iPhone photography

The advent of iPhones with high-quality cameras has made high quality photography much more accessible. No longer constrained by bulky equipment, anyone can now capture stunning images right from their pockets. 

Photography basics

Understanding basic photography techniques can significantly enhance your iPhone photography skills and allow you to take stunning photos on the go. 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Composition: Learn to use the rule of thirds, leading lines, and framing. You can utilise the grid lines on photo capture mode to help line up your shot composition.
  • Lighting: Natural light is your best friend; use it wisely to create dramatic effects.
  • Exposure: Adjust brightness and darkness to find the perfect balance.
  • Focus: Use touch focus on your iPhone to get sharp, clear images.

8 iPhone Photography Tips

  1. Utilise HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) helps in capturing more detail.
  2. Experiment with portrait mode: For depth effect in your shots. This setting brings the main subject in the foreground into sharp focus while blurring the background, giving the photo a similar look of being taken on a professional DSLR camera.
  3. Find the right composition: Utilise natural lines and frames within the scenery.
  4. Try different perspectives: Shoot from various angles to make your photos stand out.
  5. Play with lighting: Different times of the day can produce beautiful ripples of natural light, from the early morning beams of sunshine, to moodier shadows as the sun starts to set.
  6. Take advantage of golden hour: Golden hour refers to a period shortly after sunrise or before sunset during which daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky. This time frame is often considered the "magic hour" for photography.
    During the golden hour, the Sun is low in the sky, producing a soft, diffused light that can result in less contrast, longer shadows, and a beautiful warm glow. This can add an appealing atmosphere to photographs, enhancing landscapes and portraits.
  7. Utilise a tripod: If you are wanting to add that professional edge to your iPhone photos, use a tripod to help frame and stabilise your shot. Tripods are also handy for self-timer photos.
  8. Use editing apps: Enhance your photos with editing apps like Lightroom and VSCO.
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Turning your digital photos into tangible art with Portfolio Picture Framers

For many of us, some of our most special memories have been captured on our iPhones. Rather than leaving them there forgotten, why not preserve them throughcustom framing? Whether for yourself or as a gift, framing your self-taken photos serve as constant reminders of the experiences, people, and places that hold special significance.


Our custom framing service includes the following:


We can resize your selected photo/s to ensure optimal resolution and to meet your display preferences. Our goal is to ensure that your images look their absolute best, whether you want them to be a focal point of your room or seamlessly complement the existing decor. You can trust us to handle the technical aspects so that you can focus on enjoying the end result – a stunning, perfectly sized framed photograph that captures your cherished memories in all their glory.


Save the hassle of printing the photos yourself, we offerphoto printing services for anyone looking to get a print or photograph framed with us. This ensures that your selected image for framing is printed at the highest quality to give you the best result when framed. 


Crafting custom frames is our expertise. We're here to assist you in choosing the ideal tailored frame that perfectly enhances your photo, and transform it into a piece of art you are proud to display on your wall.


We go through frame types, matting options and glass options with you to ensure a seamless, professional result which you won’t get from ready to hang pre-made frames.

Elevating your photos through custom picture framing

Your iPhone photos are more than just digital files; they are memories, expressions, and art. By choosing the right frame, matting, and size, you can enhance the appeal of your photographs, and take them from just existing on your phone, to forming tangible art to adorn your walls. 

Some of the benefits of custom framing include:

  • Personalisation: Frames that resonate with the theme and emotion of your photographs.
  • Preservation: Ensuring that your photographs last a lifetime without fading.
  • Professional display: Transforming your iPhone photos into pieces of art.
  • Tailored presentation: Custom framing allows you to tailor the presentation of your photographs to fit your unique style and the aesthetics of your living space. Whether you prefer a classic, minimalist, or eclectic look, you have the creative freedom to select frames, mats, and even glass options that harmonise with your interior decor, making your framed photos seamlessly blend into your surroundings.
  • Memorable gift giving: Framed self-taken photos make for thoughtful and cherished gifts. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion, presenting someone with a framed memory captured through your iPhone demonstrates the time and care you've invested in preserving and sharing a meaningful moment. Custom framing adds an extra touch of elegance and sentiment to your gift, making it a truly memorable gesture.

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Wanting your own photographs framed?

At Portfolio Picture Framers, we offer a range of services, including custom framing for your cherished iPhone photos. With a thorough understanding of both traditional framing techniques and contemporary photography trends, we are dedicated to preserving memories with elegance and style.

Frame your iPhone masterpieces with Portfolio Picture Framers

So don't leave some of your favourite photos on your camera roll, get them professionally framed and enjoy them as beautiful pieces of art in your home or office.

And when it comes to showcasing your creativity, remember that choosing the right frame can make all the difference. We are experts in finding the perfect frame for your photo, and our team are excited to help you turn your digital captures into ready-to-hang masterpieces.

Need assistance with printing your best photos? We're your one-stop shop for bothphoto printing andcustom framing. Achieve the finest results for your photos with our professional printing and framing services.Reach out to us today to get started!

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