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5 Tips for your BEST IPHONE Photography!

January 24, 2020

Hey guys, how’s it going? Welcome back to another video and today’s video is all about five tips on how to shoot your best IPhone photos ever this also applies to other phones as well. However, there is one tip that is unique to iPhones We are in Banff National Park right now And today we’re doing a video 5 tips to make your iPhone photography much better. And today we’re with this this And today I’m with Lisa I haven’t seen Lisa in like 16 years. Sorry, we went to high school together and turned off. She was out in Banff. She’s like, hey, let’s go hiking Let’s do something L might well, why not? Hey, hey, you want to be in a video and decided? Yes I’ll help you with the video. So here we are doing five tips to make your phone and photography better Well, let’s get into the video Tip number one and its most basic yet important and it’s not really a tip It’s more like the fundamentals the elements and principles of photography in short Photography is light Photographers are always chasing light and talking about like where it’s going what it’s doing, etc, etc The best lighting of course is at sunrise and sunset It’s the softest for portraits and it has the best colors and shadows for landscapes Always keep the light in mind and see how it affects your image Another principle and it’s probably oldest one of the books and that is the rule of thirds This rule is all about balancing the elements of the photo into thirds and placing your interest or subject where the lines intersect however The moment this rule is understood then it can be broken for example on a vertical Photograph placing the subject in the center of the photograph is still very aesthetic Next look for leading lines. These can both be natural or unnatural They can guide your eyes to the subject or to the interest in the photograph Balancing your photograph through lines of symmetry is another great element of photography a great way to achieve This look is by using reflections off of water or windows or reflective surfaces Try your best to isolate the subject on a smooth background so they don’t get lost in the photograph. For example Look at this photo from Mirror Lake and bam and you’ll see that the subject is on a smooth background Not getting lost in the photograph You’re just going to bend down and then stand up abruptly to get those ripples. Okay, here we go. Yeah that they are Awesome wait There are more elements of photography however these are some of the most important ones so keep them in mind when you’re framing your Photographs and you will be taking some excellent images that you’ll be proud of tip number two And that is action photography for this type of photography We want to be catching fast-moving subjects by using the burst mode on our phone So all we need to do is press and hold the button on the camera app and it shoots ten photos per second That was 50 Right now you can see the water is super super calm right reflection You can see right through the water just gonna do a dive right in and I’m gonna click and hold the camera foam Hands me up the burst shots Tip number three use accessories Here I am using the fisheye lens from San Marc in two different scenarios in the first situation Lisa cannot get any further away from me without standing in the water So she uses extra width that the fisheye provides also She’s trying to isolate me in the sky so I don’t get lost in the background This means she needs to get low close and shoot upward at the subject Being me the fisheye allows her to capture all of the subject in the frame and not cut off any limbs In the second scenario We’re at a waterfall and there’s almost no room for the photographer to stand and get the waterfall in the subject in the shot So again, the fisheye lens came in handy here Right, it’s a little noisy right now, but we are in a super tight space which requires the fisheye lens for the iPhone There’s no other option as you can look around here. We only have that fucking And a really really tight so luckily Like this side the steep drop so luckily we have the lens to put on and then we can grab the whole scenario So another amazing thing about this lens is makes for some great vertical videos or or insta stories to get all your surroundings Lake Louise Mirror Lake You can kind of get everything in the shot Tip number four and I love this tip. This was actually released in iOS 11 However still so many people don’t know about it. It’s long exposure iPhone photography This is the tip that is unique to only two iPhones because iPhones have live photos So a process that was tedious and took a long time is now something so simple All you need to do is take a live photo then swipe up on the photo and select long exposure voila It’s just that easy. Okay, I DSLR is still much better than this However, this is a phone tutorial after all and it’s quick and easy Alright that brings us to our final tip number five Ensure you touch up your photos on the most powerful editing software on the market and that is Adobe Lightroom Mobile begin your edits by cropping and straightening your photo 4 by 5 if you want to export to Instagram or 9 by 16 if you want a new wallpaper or even Instagram stories First adjust the exposure then bring down the highlights and lift the shadows to recover the most details in your shot Next up adjust your colors so you can warm up or cool down a photo by adjusting the temperature or the white balance by raising the vibrance you can boost all the colors in the photos without Affecting the skin tones such a powerful and great tool next we can get into a lot more powerful techniques by selecting that mix button We can adjust individual colors on the HSL sliders hue saturation and luminance Next you can adjust the details of the photos by adjusting the texture clarity and D haze tools these tools Contrast the mid-tones in the photos and typically bring out more detail in your shots However, sliding the clarity and texture to the left gives you that more dreamy and glowy type feel If you’re interested in learning in depth the HSL slider tone curve camera calibrations Then you could consider purchasing my presets. The link is in the description I’ll show you now some of the before-and-afters of the presets that I use just with one single click All of these presets are great for mobile And you can learn how I got those looks By going through all of my settings and figure out the sliders that I use to get the looks Alright that wraps it up for this video I hope it helped if it did be sure to check out my other camera tutorials and editing tutorials here on YouTube I’ve got a lot of them and if you don’t mind give this video a like in a comment Consider subscribing if you aren’t already and we’ll catch you in the next one


  • Reply Tris Ellis September 3, 2019 at 6:19 pm


  • Reply Rich Heaney September 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Came along way since the 3310!

  • Reply Shajahan hameed September 3, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Nice tips

  • Reply Beyond Your Doorstep September 3, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Maaaan, Banff looks SO stunning! We just bought an entry level DSLR (Canon 250D) to up our photo and vlogging game, but those photos you took with your iPhones are incredible! Do you use Lightroom with them as well?

  • Reply Caleb Schmucker September 3, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    💯👌🏾 I just recently found the long exposure feature and was actually surprised at how well it can do some times

  • Reply MUJAHID MOHIUDDIN September 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Love from karachi bro😍😍

  • Reply Pamela Molina September 3, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Wow! Awesome video. I always thought live photos were annoying but this feature totally makes sense now. Thanks

  • Reply rajlaxmi patil September 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Great tips👍🏻

  • Reply Karyleiana WildernesScapes September 3, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Whoa, don't be so quick to count out Android users for LE smartphone shots 😜❗

    ANDROID/Galaxy users for Long Expo: Use PRO MODE in your camera settings. You can adjust ISO, Shutter Speed, White Balance, change F-stop, etc. Can do up to 10sec exposures. There's also a new NIGHT mode for shooting in low-light/night scapes!

  • Reply Firli Fauzi September 3, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Thanks bro, i really appreciate your hard work

  • Reply Mackenzie Sullivan September 4, 2019 at 1:06 am

    i’m an amateur photographer in high school and i would love if other photographers would like to support each other in our journeys! if interested it’d be super amazing if you guys could support my instagram page that i started and i’ll follow ya back! thanks sm :))

  • Reply Monina Castillo September 4, 2019 at 3:46 am

    This was great! Amazing difference with a few steps and tweaks. Thanks for the tips!

  • Reply Noealz - Anime Photography September 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

    good tips

  • Reply Jurgen Van Olmen September 4, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Excellent video, thank you!

  • Reply Jasmine Lipska September 4, 2019 at 6:36 am

    This is so helpful! Loved all the tips, I had no idea you could do long exposure with the Live Photo! Thanks Mark 🙂

  • Reply Mc Climnie September 4, 2019 at 8:49 am

    But why vertical?

  • Reply Kostas Maggolas September 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Great video

  • Reply BeautyPassionista September 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    New subscriber here 👋🏼 great video!

  • Reply Ćurić ! September 5, 2019 at 5:41 am

    What Camera you use to Film

  • Reply Sirenfal September 5, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Which FishEye lenses were you using and prefer? Thank you for the tips ❤️

  • Reply Bia Bonifácio September 6, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Nice tips! Could you do a video about iPhone lenses available in the link in the description?

  • Reply Lindeneide Lima September 6, 2019 at 6:33 am


  • Reply Can I Get 1000 Subscribers Without Any Video? September 7, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Oh Hi Mark!

  • Reply AS September 7, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Awesome video! It was really helpful

  • Reply Natalie Eldary September 8, 2019 at 12:19 am

    yooo I was just in Banff back in July it's sooooo beautiful I wanna go back

  • Reply Mauro Andrade September 8, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Hi mate, wht sunglasses are you wearing?

  • Reply Umme Kulsum September 30, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Great tips.👍🏻

  • Reply Alejandro Sánchez Saguar October 3, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Buen video amigo!! Congrats!!

  • Reply AiM-Win October 8, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Appriciate your hard work

  • Reply Tharith October 12, 2019 at 6:51 am

    A very helpful video <3 I subscribed

  • Reply H M October 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Hi, Mark.
    Why Don't You Give Tutorial with i-Phone 11 Pro/Max ❔❔❔❔❔❔

  • Reply Helmi Asri October 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    TQ BRO!!!

  • Reply Ken Huynh October 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Good job!

  • Reply Toni Meter October 16, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Great tips, Mark! Thanks.
    People need to realize it’s not important if you have the newest model of a phone with good camera if you don’t know more how to use it well. Lightroom is a great app.

  • Reply victorbenedicto October 17, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Hey, great. subbed….. domo

  • Reply Carapher Nelia October 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I have an android and I have a long exposure feature. But great video!

  • Reply CooteFilms October 27, 2019 at 4:07 am

    many android phones have a manual setting mode where you can change the shutter speed in order to take long exposures up to 60 seconds long

  • Reply Chris October 27, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Which one is better between Snapseed and LR mobile?

  • Reply Marie October 27, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Nice video. Love the location 💕

  • Reply Ali K November 3, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I have watched over 3000 videos about mobile photography but this one is the best helpful video without any rubish talk and face movements to grab attention. Please make more like this.

  • Reply Adil Ali November 4, 2019 at 7:37 am

    can we talk about his neck?

  • Reply Mark Harrison November 4, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for watching, I hope it helped! Come say hi over in IG –

  • Reply sameen November 4, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    omg stiting on thoise rock was so freaking reckless..

  • Reply G.O.T You November 5, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    You're the best

  • Reply RICKY SEKHON November 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    You forget to mention you need great locations in first place

  • Reply RICKY SEKHON November 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    You forget to mention you need great locations in first place

  • Reply RandyDaGamer November 7, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you for the educational yet simple visor Marks Harrison ☺️

  • Reply reema November 11, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Great tips 👍🏼, what app do you use to edit photos ?

  • Reply Rishal Patel November 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm


  • Reply Navjeet Thakur November 18, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Bro I just I love your eyes 😍😍😘👌

  • Reply Mixbass November 18, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    That’s a great excuse for dating a girl… “hey, wanna help me shoot a video that thousands of people will watch?”

  • Reply mariusz kedzior November 23, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    I'll skip this video just because I am android phone user. Period.

  • Reply Sonova Peach November 25, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    that was very helpful thank you

  • Reply Alvin Larsson November 26, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    on Andriod can you make real long exposures with manual controls of shutter speed

  • Reply UK EDC November 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Great video. Love the long exposure tip. Thanks

  • Reply Harvey Carroll, Jr. November 30, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Lisa is a beautiful and active lady… Such people can inspire life long activity… 😉

  • Reply Nouvel Raka December 1, 2019 at 10:15 am

    You're helpful.

  • Reply Guitar is Great December 4, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    love that live photo tip thanks man!!!

  • Reply David B December 5, 2019 at 11:26 am

    I thought that was Banff! Visited there this simmer and Kamloops from the UK on a Rocky Mountain tour. My partner and I took amazing photos, reflections galore

  • Reply Offroad_ Bros_ December 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm


  • Reply Atul Modur December 7, 2019 at 1:52 am


  • Reply Harshal Zade December 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Android> iOS

  • Reply Robin Seelen December 10, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Any tips on what are great lenses for a phone?

  • Reply Jonathan Morales December 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    amazing vid

  • Reply شيخ عبد العزيز December 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Has anyone told you that you look more like Orlando bloom than Orlando bloom himself

  • Reply kebs kebs December 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    What you use to edit?

  • Reply Evan Colson December 12, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Where are they hiking? What location for hiking is that?

  • Reply Anthony Hernandez December 14, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Great video, simple and straightforward. Only problem is that you're saying iPhone in the title (assuming all people have iPhones) which turns possible viewers away.

    Also android phones also have "live photos" but if you want even better results, androids have professional modes(within the stock photo app) which allow full control of the camera.

  • Reply anything December 15, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Bro if i have iphone 11 there is no need to fish eye???

  • Reply the okizen company December 15, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    What's the yellow thing on the back of your phone? Is it a holder?

  • Reply the okizen company December 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    @1:13. What's that yellow thingy on the back of your phone? Is it some sort of holder? @3:55 Impressive backflip

  • Reply TonkenFury December 22, 2019 at 7:58 pm


  • Reply Dom W December 25, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Great content ,thank you

  • Reply Francesco Scarfi December 29, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    You nned to hook up with lisa cause if you don’t, someone else will, and then after having amazing sex they will watch how she made this video with you and the guy will talk like this: „hey what a loser, I can’t believe you did this lame video with this dude“. After that they will have even more sex.

    Just saying

  • Reply Ryba December 29, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Not only iPhones have live photos 😉 Please test Pixel 4 XL 😉

  • Reply Felice Barnum December 30, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Nice video!! I just received totally free Samsung Galaxy S9 device because I joined a giveaway last week. I'm so happy. Give it a try – just find Samsung Giveaway Monster on Google & join for free!!

  • Reply Nick Syahril Storror December 31, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    At 3:57 wow this guy can do a backflip too😱😱 awesome bro🔥🔥 #parkour. #tricking 🤘🏻🤘🏻

  • Reply Denny Aristiandi December 31, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Halo mark i’m denny from indonesia,

    I want to ask, what application do you use to edit photos?

  • Reply Rosie Yang January 2, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Wait all the locations in the video are from the same place?! Where is this? 😱

  • Reply Jennifer Nascimento January 3, 2020 at 2:12 am

    Thanks 👍👍

  • Reply Dog Woof January 4, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Ceo of neck

  • Reply 1.lxve- January 4, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Is that lens called Fisheye?

  • Reply Jesse De Bruin January 5, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    5:21 Ehm no, android have that to 😂

  • Reply Crystxl x January 10, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Awesome video, really helpful tips! Also, what phone did you use?

  • Reply Doha nasser January 11, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    The (burst) option is not very helpful for me. If the persons is moving it’ll show in the picture (I’m not sure if you understood what I mean)
    I can’t take good photo of my kids

  • Reply Angel Flores January 13, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    where was this?

  • Reply Willencio Wesley January 14, 2020 at 2:52 am

    Can i use an android phone to take a picture just like in this video? im actually cant afford to buy an iphone hehe im only have the Samsung Galaxy S10+ hehehe

  • Reply Shiva Sundar January 15, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Where is this?

  • Reply Madi M January 20, 2020 at 2:43 am

    My friend and I both like taking pictures so I challenged him to a challenge 😭

  • Reply terror live January 23, 2020 at 4:52 am


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