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iPhoneography competition with Three

Five photos of the iPhoneography kit which can be won in this competition_including a bubble pod, two mini studio lights, a phone stand, a mini light box with 4 colour backgrounds_with the title "iPhoneography competition with Three"_Mrs H's favourite things

I love my iPhone! I am addicted. Mr H believes that it is surgically attached to my hand.

But why wouldn’t it be when it is so much more than a phone? It is my diary, my address book, my shopping trolley, my research tool and my camera.

The photographs that I take every day and that appear on this blog are taken using my trusty iPhone 5s. And I love them. This means that iPhoneography is now an every day part of my life.

Our first photographs of Little Miss H were taken on our phone cameras. And they capture our day-to-day activities. From baking or gardening with mummy, to hugs with daddy and long autumnal walks in the woods. These are the parts of our life that I want to remember and treasure forever.

Woman sitting in a hospital bed hugging her newborn baby_photo taken on iPhone_iPhoneography competition with Three_Mrs H's favourite things

A little girl with blue eyes, smiling and starring at the camera_photo taken on iPhone_iPhoneography competition with Three_Mrs H's favourite things

A father holding his little girl whilst they stroke a horse and the sun sets_photo taken on iPhone_iPhoneography competition with Three_Mrs H's favourite things

A little girl crosses a small bridge in a wood on a sunny Autumn day_photo taken with iPhone_iPhoneography competition with Three_Mrs H's favourite things

A little girl with brown curly hair sits on a log with her back to the camera. She is in a wood on a sunny Autumn day_photo taken on iPhone_iPhoneography competition with Three_Mrs H's favourite things

I know I am not the only parent who tries to capture their little one’s special moments with their phone. But there is nothing worse than when you are snapping that first cuddle with Grandma, that first smile or the first day at school and you are left with a picture that doesn’t do justice to your beautiful offspring.

So to celebrate the photographic capabilities of the new iPhone 6s I am teaming up with Three to give one lucky winner an exclusive mobile photography kit and help them perfectly capture those special moments.

Five photos of the iPhoneography kit which can be won in this competition_including a bubble pod, two mini studio lights, a phone stand, a mini light box with 4 colour backgrounds_with the title "iPhoneography competition with Three"_Mrs H's favourite things
This fabulous prize can be used with any handset and contains everything that you will need to create an at-home-phoneography studio including: a bubble pod, two mini studio lights, a phone stand, a mini light box with 4 colour backgrounds and a bag to transport it all.

To win, we need you to submit your best iPhoneography or mobile photography tip in the comments section and follow the Rafflecopter instructions in the link below. The winner will be the person who Three and I feel has provided the best tip.

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Good luck and I look forward to reading all your fabulous iPhoneography tips.


Mrs H


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  • Reply
    Melanie Burton
    November 24, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Take shots with flash on and off as sometimes they will turn out better without the flash

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    Monika S
    November 24, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    get to know all the modes and perks that are in your phone camera , make yourself familiar with it

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    Tamsin Dean
    November 24, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    if taking photos of young kids, I always find pretending to send a text, but take photo instead, it gets them more natural instead of daft poses they some times do

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    Wes M
    November 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Make sure you have plenty of memory available

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    Amy Jo McLellan
    November 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    To take loads of pictures. When you want to catch something moving, the phone camera can’t always catch it the same way a camera does so I tend to press ‘snap’ a lot of times in a short space of time so that some come up clearer than others.

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    Denielle Nicol
    November 24, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Experiment with different angles and where the light is coming from. Get to know what each function does so ur not missing great shots whilst trying to learn on the spot. Dxx

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    Erica Price
    November 24, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Take lots of shots and vary the angles, the focus, etc.

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    November 24, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    try to catch the person in a natural position

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    November 24, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Take lots of shots then pick one after.

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    Natalie Weller
    November 24, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Take a few of the same photo and edit the best one accordingly once finished! Always take more than one of the same photo as someone always blinks 🙂

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    Malcolm Butterworth
    November 24, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Take your time and frame your shot, think about it.

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    natalie blyth
    November 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    an app for black and white can be great adds class to photos

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    Susan B
    November 24, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Reward children for keeping still every now and then so you get good pictures of them.

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    Paul Bradley
    November 24, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Make sure there’s plenty of light, take your time and take as many pictures as you need.

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    Fran H
    November 24, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    My best photography tip came from a member of the RAF regiment! He said that if you breath out as you take your shot it will lessen any wobble in your hands so you get a clearer picture. He learned this on another type of shooting range first, but found it worked just as well with photography!!

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    David crabb
    November 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    My tip is to not always go for ‘posed’ shots and forget somewhat about effects etc. Try to aim for the natural and spontaneous.

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    November 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Mobile phone photography is THE BEST! I’d love to do it better. I’m excited about this prize!!! My phone photo tips would be :

    Lights – natural light is a winner, but all light should be behind you (unless you’re doing a selfie then make sure you face the light if you don’t want bags under your eyes!)
    Camera – don’t wait until you have that once in a lifetime moment to take a shot, play around with your filters, light, zoom, fancy apps, panoramic features and when the perfect shot crops up, you’ll be better equipped to know what to do.
    Action – change your perspective on your subject, hang off the climbing frame or lie on the floor. It can make for an interesting shot.

    Oh and one more! Watch out for busy backgrounds, they can distract from your subject.
    if it’s too busy it will detract from the main thing you’re photographing. Using things like tiltshift option on instagram will help focus, but better to think about that before if poss – a busy park with lots of families will detract if you’re taking a shot of your little one.
    Sorry, I’ve gone on a bit!

    Fingers crossed I don’t get marked down for rambling on!

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    Emilia nastaly-howard
    November 24, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Light, light and more light 🙂 My phone doesn’t like dark places….

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    Sally Henry
    November 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Get up close – smartphone cameras shine at close-up photos, really picking up all the detail of the subject.

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    Diane Jackson
    November 24, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Make sure there’s plenty of light and don’t have your subjects backlit

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    claire little
    November 23, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    have your phone to hand.

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    Andrew Tanner
    November 23, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    my tip is don’t always use preset camera modes adjust your camera according to the photo your trying to take

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    will griffiths
    November 23, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Focus on what you love, family, friends

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    Nancy Bradford
    November 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    My tip is to treat you mobile phone photography with as much care an respect (in regards to considering lighting, framing shots, etc) as you would with any other camera. I always see blurry, messy shots on Facebook that could have been so much better.

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    Karen Howden
    November 23, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    make sure there is enough light, natural if possible

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    ellie spider
    November 23, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    take lots and lots of shots from different angles, with and without the flash etc. The more you take the more likely you will get the perfect shot 😀

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    Annaloa Hilmarsdottir
    November 23, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Keep the sun or source of light behind you.

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    Kirsty Fox
    November 23, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Try and keep a steady hand and focus, otherwise it comes out blurry.

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    Mike Salisbury
    November 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Take several shots of the moment from varying angles – you’ll generally have at least a couple of keepers 🙂

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    Rich Hill
    November 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Be impulsive and snap what you feel!

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    Helen Humphries
    November 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Remember the same rules of lighting apply, the better lit the subject the less grainy the image but don’t shoot directly into light either.

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    samantha bolter
    November 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    sometimes keeping your finger on the trigger gives wonderful unplanned and natural pictures, you can always delete the ones that don’t quite work out!

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    samantha bolter
    November 23, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Its easy to delete the ones you don’t want, keeping your finger on the trigger can give you some wonderful action shots

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    Phil Boyle
    November 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Use natural light where you can. Flash causes a hard brightness look.

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    Beth @ Twinderelmo
    November 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Always have a power bank as a back up so you can take even more photos sigh out a dead battery!!!!

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    Suzanne Roberts
    November 22, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Always be aware of what’s in the background.

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    Lorraine Stone
    November 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    My tip is apart from good lighting, take a lot of photos. Enjoy capturing the view. You will be surprised at what you get if you have fun with your hobby!

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    dawn thompson
    November 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Take time to compose your picture!

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    Maria P
    November 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    use the effects and the knowledge of your phone and softwares – these will help you to make wow photos

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    Caroline Blaza
    November 19, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Try not to zoom the pictures taken….it looks better if you can crop them x

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    Barrie Bangert
    November 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

    A steady Hand

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    Martina Evans
    November 18, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Good lighting is essential – don’t rely on the camera flash! Instead use natural lighting when taking photos. Also take numerous amounts of photos of what you want to capture, also from different positions. You’ll sometimes find that your second or last photo is better than the first!

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    Rob Tring
    November 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    To take pictures of pets, hold a tennis ball above the camera and it’ll keep their interest long enough. Might even work with kids!!

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    November 17, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I use my DSLR camera alot but no where near as much as I use my iPhone! The one thing I need to get right when I want that perfect picture is the lighting, good light is the key to a good photograph, and pin pointing on the screen where you want to darkness to be. I also use Afterlight and Little MOments app to enhance the quality.

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    Kathy Cakebread
    November 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    a steady hand is vital

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    Monica Gilbert
    November 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Tap on the part of the screen you want the photo to expose to. It really helps when there is high contrast or shadows.

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    November 14, 2015 at 10:20 am

    If you can, move the object before you move your camera.

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    Corinne Peat
    November 13, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I love mobile phone photography! My tip would be to try taking photos towards the sun and using the natural light. This can make amazing silhouette shots and tilting the camera up or down can alter the end shot.

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    Jennifer Toal
    November 12, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Edit your photo with a good filter

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    November 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Don’t forget the rule of thirds – so split your screen up into three parts and position whatever you’re taking a picture of accordingly within the parts. Fab prize!

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    Michelle Reeves (The Joy Chaser)
    November 10, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Woo hoo! Congrats on your first competition here Lucy and what a humdinger it is! My top tip would be to snap away as much as you can and not worry TOO much about framing etc. With digital cameras and phones you can take lots of pictures and then edit them later on using Canva or PicMonkey. The important thing is to capture the moment. x

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    Sallyanne Metcalfe-Mullins
    November 9, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Edit edit edit…..always have a play with the photo, I adore the “transfer” setting!

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    Karen Hughes
    November 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Burst mode is great, good lighting is also essential.

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    Kim Styles
    November 8, 2015 at 11:19 am

    try and take close up photos and try and keep a steady hand ,make the photos as natural as possible

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    Beverley Cousins
    November 8, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Good lighting and fantastic interesting surroundings that you can include in with the photos..It makes it look more normal than just one object in the photo.

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    November 7, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Lovely competition 🙂 Taking photos of small children is quite difficult with an iphone, although much better with the newer versions. Making sure you have really good light and giving them snacks, like raisins or cheerios, to minimise movement really helps!

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    Laura Dryden
    November 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Never zoom in on something you’re taking a picture of. It lowers the picture quality and makes it look grainy – always move closer to the object you’re taking a picture of or crop the photo after if needed

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    kayleigh Bates
    November 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Natural photos are the best

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    November 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Take photos on burst mode that way you have lots to choose from. Think about how you want to compose the picture before you take it

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    Ruth Harwood
    November 6, 2015 at 8:46 am

    A steady hand lol!!

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    Sarah Christie
    November 6, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Great comp Mrs H, I am no expert but my tip would be to get as much natural light as possible, and in poor light consider taking photos outside rather than inside. x

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    Mini Travellers
    November 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Never ever use flash!

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    Anna Busby (@frazzledbeauty)
    November 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Always always natural lighting !… and take lots of shots….. can choose the best then

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    katrina adams
    November 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Think outside of the box when taking pictures. You don’t have to be a professional to take some artist, beautiful shots. Trust your instincts and some of the best photos I have ever taken have been ones where people don’t know that I was taking them. Posed shots are ok, but sometimes you want real life.

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    Sam Goodwin
    November 5, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Good natural lighting. also get down on a new level as it makes nicer photo

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    November 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Never use flash – use natural light or don’t bother! 🙂 x

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    Diane Radford
    November 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Use natural light that is the only thing I know. I love taking photos of my little girl (two very shortly), I try to make them look the best they can be so she has nice pics to look back on. I would love this set.

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    Caroline Buckley
    November 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Natural light always looks better than a photo with a flash

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    Jessica Powell
    November 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Don’t be afraid to fiddle with the settings – there are some great built in tools now that will help stabilise your shot, etc.

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    aaron broad
    November 5, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Make sure there is plenty of light and keep a steady hand!

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    Liam Bishop
    November 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Always use a filter!

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    November 5, 2015 at 9:45 am

    My tip for taking pictures of kids: don’t try to pose them. Natural shots are beautiful and often need little editing. Get down to their level, tilt the camera so the angle gives it an edge, and snap away. Somewhere amongst all those snaps will be the perfect photo that you didn’t stress about getting x

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    Jennifer Haden
    November 5, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Always try to use natural light if you can x

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    November 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I have no tips, I’m struggling with my iphone, this would be perfect for me x

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    frances hopkins
    November 5, 2015 at 8:07 am

    I wish I had a tip, I need all the help I can get

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    Rachael - The History Magpie
    November 5, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Thanks for hosting such a great competition,Lucy. I’m changing my phone very soon so it’s great to learn how good the iPhones are at taking photos and I’m very grateful for all the tips. Good luck everyone.

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    Sarah Bacchus
    November 5, 2015 at 1:05 am

    I avoid using the flash at all costs, natural lighting is so much better, also I often take up to half a dozen shots of things from different angles/positions and choose the best of the bunch to use. My photography skills are something I’d like to improve further and winning this kit will definitely help with that. Great giveaway, thanks so much.

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    Natalie Crossan
    November 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Ask your subjects to smile, not pout – it looks so much better

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    Natalie Crossan
    November 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Ask your subjects to smile, not pout – it looks so much better

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    melanie stirling
    November 4, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Try and take photos in natural light if possible and if there is too much light in the photo,take it from a different angle.

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    Kathryn Bassett
    November 4, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    To get natural shots of your kids, get down on the ground and take shots at their level, iphoneography makes this so easy to do because the phone is so light and manageable. Edit in Snapseed app can give great professional effects too.

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    November 4, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Crop, don’t zoom, much clearer images 🙂

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    November 4, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Try changing your position if the photo is looking a bit weird. e.g. if you are crouching down then stand up and vice versa 🙂

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    November 4, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    For me the secret was to get a pink iPhone 5c and I won’t upgrade until the next pink phone comes out. It keeps my daughter focused since it’s her favorite color 🙂

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    caroline bartholomew
    November 4, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    my tip is to always back up photos a few times as mentioned in my other comment its heart breaking if you lose the photo.

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    caroline bartholomew
    November 4, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    i love taking photos when i lost all the photos on my sd card of my daughter from when she was a baby it brought on my depression i cant get them back but only maybe a few it hurts me knowing this 🙁 i dont even really av photos of me her and her dad together as its hard to get one of us 3 together as we have no1 to take the photo. i am really sentimental i guess i love photos they are memories x

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    November 4, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Fab competition 🙂

    My top tip is to always take your photo in landscape or portrait mode, even if you’re using it for Instagram. You never know, you might want to frame the subject differently when you go to crop and having that extra content gives you more to work with.

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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    November 4, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I find my pictures are better when I factor in the lighting! The sunshine can be very forgiving to tired eyes xxxx

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    A Cornish Mum
    November 4, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    All of my photos are usually taken with my phone. My biggest tip is if the photo doesn’t look quite write on your screen as you’re about to take it, tilt your phone a little it can completely change the light you’re catching and it’s surprising the difference it can make!
    Lovely competition gorgeous crossing my fingers!
    Stevie xx

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    November 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    My best tip would be to take natural photos rather than posed with the light always behind you.

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    Laura Nice
    November 4, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Natural day light is always best, unless you have Special lighting!

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    November 4, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Try and snap young children while getting them to engage with you, not look at camera as it gives more natural expressions and stops them getting as distracted.

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    iain maciver
    November 4, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    be wild and free don’t put too much effort in it enjoy it

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      November 4, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      I take a number of photos of the same subject from different angles, amazing the difference a slight adjustment of angle can make

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    November 4, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Top tip for me would be to take your photo outside!! I take so many indoors and can never get them to look how I want them, especially this time of year. Fab competition! xx

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    November 4, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    What an amazing competition. You’re so right, it’s awful when your phone photos don’t do justice to what you’ve just tried to capture. We have a camera for special outings, but generally use our phones every day to capture moments. We are so lucky to get to snap moments with ease nowadays. I think I must have 1000’s and 1000’s more pictures captured of my little family than their was of me when I was small. I am definitely grateful that phones do have cameras. x

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    November 4, 2015 at 11:51 am

    My top tip is to make sure the light is behind you and edit the photos after using an app such as pic collage. If your subject is moving video them then take a still shot from the video. I love taking pictures with my phone.

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    Everything Mummy
    November 4, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Good natural lighting, never use the flash it ruins photos. Also think about the different angles and get down to what ever you are photographing’s level xx

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    Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
    November 4, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Great prize, I would love to win this as I love taking pics on my iPhone xx

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    Graham McClure
    November 4, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Absolutely fantastic , this would be ideal for taking pics of the kids as they grow up 🙂

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      Mrs H
      November 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Hi Graham. Thanks for entering but to be with a chance of winning then you need to share your best tip for taking photos with your mobile camera! Good luck. Hugs Mrs H xxxc

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    November 4, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Use an app that helps you control the focus and exposure of your camera

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