Sometimes being your own photographer is the easiest. At least for me, that means not having to awkwardly smile and pose in front of someone as they take my picture.

Whenever I take my own pictures, the most convenient camera available is usually my iPhone. That being said, the end results can come out blurry or unfocused. These are my top three tips for getting quality pictures using your iPhone:

(1) Set up a tripod/find a sturdy place for your phone to stand

Since you’re taking your own pictures, you’re going to need something to hold your phone. The best solution is to use a tripod as you can easily adjust it to explore different angles. Of course, not everyone (including myself!) has a tripod. In that case, you can use other resources around you to prop your phone up! This will keep your pictures from turning out blurry.

(2) Decide which facing camera works best for you

Basically, an iPhone has both front-facing and backward-facing cameras. Personally, I like to use the backward-facing camera because the quality is a little more clear. Although, you may want to use the front camera so you can see yourself in the photo-taking process. This varies from person to person, so definitely experiment to see which you prefer!

(3) Take a video instead of multiple pictures

This step isn’t necessarily specific to iPhones, but I thought I would include it anyway. Whenever I take my own pictures, I find it helpful to take a video. For me, I feel like I can pose and move more naturally. After taking your video, watch it back and screenshot any parts you might want.


And that concludes today’s blog post! Hopefully, you were able to gain some new information about being your own photographer. Thanks so much for stopping by, and as always, I hope to see you again soon! 🙂

Love, Brenna