<ahref=”https://www.facebook.com/HomeFolio/posts/597377153645097″>The National Association of REALTORS sponsored RE BarCamp on November 7th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA from 9am-3pm. Various sessions ran from 10am -3pm, and with no scheduled lunch, attendees where free to come and go as they pleased. RE BarCamp’s informal and relaxed atmosphere included a flexible agenda and a setup that depended heavily upon group participation. Instead of the traditional “lecture-style” seminar, the goal of RE BarCamp was to promote “peer” teaching where every person shared the insight and advise they had to offer.
The topics covered included Evernote, Commercial Real Estate, Blogging, CRM, Adword Campaigns, Beginning Video, “Iphonology” & camera tips/tricks,” and more.
In this article we will focus on the points covered in the seminar “Iphonology & Camera Tips & Tricks.”
IPHONOLOGY & CAMERA TIPS AND TRICKS
For those who own an iPhone, these devices are great for taking pictures because they are convenient and almost always with us. Any iPhone model at or after iPhone 4 has the capacity to take amazing photos if the correct apps are involved and the proper technique is applied.
Tips for using iPhone:
*Do your pictures turn out grainy? Never zoom in! Simply take the picture, and use the iPhone app Camera+ to crop to the size you want. Do that and you will lose the graininess!
*Try and take pictures during the “golden hour” which is up to 1 hour after sunrise or 1 hour before sunset. Apps and programs that give you the exact time of the sunrise and sunset are: The Golden Hour and The Photographer Epheremis.
*Don’t take pictures at 12 noon, that is where you have the harshest possible light shining down on you.
* Don’t have windows in the picture or the sunlight will greatly distort the appearance.
*Use a tripod when available, even with stable hands, the slightest movement, or twitch of your fingers can greatly affect the quality and appearance of your photo. Using a tripod eliminates all possibilities of blurry movements.
*Try to compose photos using rule of 3rds which states: Our eyes naturally gravitate towards the top left of a photo, then the bottom left, after that the
top right, and lastly the bottom right.
* Try NOT to always center an image. It’s usually good to offset the focal point of your photo. Doing so can give your photo more character.
*Sphere 360 is a cool iPhone app that allow you to take 360º degree photos of your surroundings.
*True HDR and Pro HDR creates full-resolution HDR images easily.
*HDR stands for “High dynamic range” where cameras takes multiple pictures of the same thing and combines the light and dark pictures to get best outcome.
For more information about RE BarCamp in San Francisco visit http://rebarcamp.com/sanfrancisco/