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Apple's Pick Of Singapore's iPhone 6 Photographers, And How They Mastered Their Craft

This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.

It doesn’t take a lot to get recognition for your photography skills these days. All it takes, it seems, is an iPhone 6, and a good eye. It has also recently become the favourite pastime of many amateur photographers who are more than trigger-happy to share their #iphone6 photos online.

In celebration of these talented amateur photographers, Apple recently gathered a collection of the best iPhone 6 photographs from 24 countries and 70 cities, and are displaying them in their World Gallery. And among the 77 people whose photographs were chosen, 3 are our very own Singaporeans.

We speak to Gayle and Francis, two out of three of Singapore’s representatives in Apple’s World Gallery, to find out why they love iPhone photography, and how they mastered their iPhone photography game.

Gayle (@gayle.t)

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Gayle’s image that was displayed in Apple’s World Gallery

1. What kind of background in photography do you have?

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Definitely not a professional, I started playing around with a compact camera around 2003. I didn’t take any professional classes. I upgraded to a Canon DSLR in 2010, and subsequently an Olympus OMD in 2012. That’s when I started taking more photos. I learned more about photography by taking more photos myself and looking at other people’s work on Flickr and Instagram. Instameets played a part in that as well. There is a fairly active Instagram community in Singapore.

2. What is it you like about using your iPhone 6 to take photos?

Most of the time, the iPhone Camera captures the most natural colours of a subject, whatever the subject is. I also like the loading speed of the camera; when something catches your eye, you just want to take a photo, not wait for your phone camera to load. I experimented with 2 phones on holiday last year, and I preferred the iPhone. It’s always with me, it’s fast, and it’s reliable.

3. What are your go-to apps when taking photos on your iPhone?

The Default Camera App, Camera+ and Instagram

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4. What are your top 3 tips for iPhone photography?

  1. Be a little picky, don’t share every photo you take, pick the top few to share or upload to social media.
  2. Don’t be limited by your equipment, look for opportunities with what you have. This can be a different angle or something that’s unusual.
  3. Steady Hands and use Leg Zoom (walk towards your subject), don’t use Digital Zoom.

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Francis (@fabomania)

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Francis’ image that was displayed in Apple’s World Gallery.

1. What kind of background in photography do you have?

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I am a freelance travel photographer. Currently, I am a Nikon user. I also have a GoPro and my well-loved iPhone6.

2. What is it you like about using your iPhone 6 to take photos?

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I have been an iPhone user since the black iPhone4. I then got the 5, and since then I have been so amazed at this phone’s camera. It went on to greater heights when the iPhone6 was launched. The photos are all stunning even without any edits. It gives natural wonderful colors that you won’t believe were captured by a mobile phone.
Of course, it is a given that it is a handy phone. As easy as 1, 2, 3, you can take a snap, edit it a bit through different apps available, and instantly share the good moments online.

3. What are your go-to apps when taking photos on your iPhone?

I simply love Snapseed and VSCO. I wholeheartedly adore these two. They both give my photos a different vibe after using them.

4. What are your top 3 tips for iPhone photography?

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  1. Be unique and explore the various compositions of your photos.
  2. Appreciate the natural light around you because it will add character to your photos.
  3. Continue learning and always be creative, appreciate the wonders of your phone through different photography applications available online.

 

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