This weeks water photo theme resulted in some stunning mobile photos shared ranging from people in water, fast action splashing shots of water, silky smooth pouring water, through to amazing reflections in water.
One thing that each of your favourite water photos have in common is the water is frozen in motion. These action shots make the water the main obvious feature of the image. That is one of the key elements of a WOW photo – make the story/subject obvious.
The burst feature (holding down the button) is awesome for capturing a fast sequence of activity. It does not however, necessarily capture fast action. In a well lit environment, it will. However, if the lighting is not ideal – we need to manually tell the phone camera to take a fast action image.
The easiest way to capture a fast action splash image is to record slow motion video, then take a screen capture of the paused video. Another more technical option is to manually set the shutter speed to 250. Android users can select Pro mode and adjust the shutter, then ISO to balance the light back to normal. IOS users have to install a camera replacement app. My favourites are ProCamera, ProCam and Camera+. I wish I had one favourite – they are all fantastic.
Each week, we host a new mobile photography theme in our Facebook group and Instagram; to share, learn and be inspired by images created on mobile devices. It is a fun, supportive and social community, specifically for Android and iPhone photographers of all levels. Be sure to tag your images the assigned hashtag to be involved and featured in our articles.
The Peoples Choice winners are determined by the number of likes and comments received from the community. Below, you will find the winning entries together with some other amazing contributions.
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