I took this close up photo of a spider using a Photojojo macro lens attached to my iPhone. I had to take 166 photos in order to get one or two that I like. I deleted 125 photos and will probably delete more. But that’s the beauty of using a digital camera like the one found in your iPhone or Android. You can take hundreds of photos and simply delete the ones you don’t like.
It’s difficult to get a great photo by simply pointing the camera and shooting once. Mark Thiessen at National Geographic said that he took 12,000 photos for a single story on wildfires. If you want to take beautiful photos or even just a few memorable ones, give yourself permission to take a lot of photos. Maybe a few thousand.
To take advantage of your iPhone or Android’s free, responsive camera, simply tap the camera button as many times as you can while moving it closer, farther away, or to a different angle. Experiment with your camera and be creative. No one sees the world exactly the way you. By embracing your creativity and presenting the world from your unique perspective, you improve your chances of taking a great photo.
If you need a little encouragement to take some creative photos, add a new tool to your toolbox like the $20 Photojojo macro lens. It will allow to take creative and interesting close up photos.
The more photo you take, the more you will learn to enjoy the process of taking photos. So experimenting will not only help you to get a shot that you like, it will also make you trigger happy.