Cell Phone Photography
Last week, we discussed why it’s important to share photos of farming/agriculture. This week, we’ll talk about creating those photos. It may not be as hard as you think…
Without a doubt, our cell phones are a huge asset to our business. Many of us can hardly remember what it was like without them. Communication with each other in the field is a big deal. But by using your phone’s camera, you not only have the ability to communicate with one other person, you have the ability to communicate with the rest of the population. And that’s a very, very big deal.
Let’s communicate with the rest of the population. Let’s get the right image of agriculture out there.
Now, before you discount cell phone photos, look at these. Beautiful, aren’t they?
Though I’m still learning myself, here are a few tips:
- Download Instagram. This cell phone app enables you to add effects to your photos with one tap of an icon. It makes them more interesting and dramatic. It’s a lot of fun! Plus, you’re a tap away from sharing your photos on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr.
- It’s all about perspective. I love the larger-than-life look, and I’m definitely not afraid of dirt. As a result, I shoot 90% (or more) photos laying down on my stomach. Yes, people look at me funny. I think the result is worth it. Give it a try! :)
- Be aware. Once I got the photography bug a few years ago, I haven’t stopped looking around. Potential is everywhere.
- Shoot into the sun at sunrise/sunset. This gives photos life. I’ve fallen in love with the unpredictability of sun flare. I think you will too.
Whether you have a DSLR, point-and-shoot camera or cell phone, you have the capability to showcase our way of life. I plan on blogging often about photography. After all, it’s what I love and probably why you’re here. Though I don’t know it all, I’d love to continue to offer photography tips.
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