Photography

Ethereal // iPhone Photography

ETHEREAL ~ of or relating to the regions beyond earth. Celestial, heavenly, unworldly, and spiritual. I’ve been really inspired by this concept and it has manifested in my photography.

I mostly share the photos I have taken with my camera, but I like how some of my recent iPhone photos turned out and they (in my mind) fit the ethereal aesthetic. A little bit ago, I wrote a post about taking quality photos with a smart phone. Well…I somehow accidentally deleted that and it’s not even in my trash folder. So think of this as round 2. Please enjoy my photos and tips!

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The best camera you can have is the one that is most accessible, especially if you are just beginning. Smartphones can take decent photos, you just have to work a little harder. Taking photos in the early morning or a little before sunset are the best times to take nature photos with an iPhone. The light will better illuminate the objects and this is important if you want a more golden or ethereal look to your photos. If you want a moody look, taking photos when the weather is stormy/cloudy can help you achieve this. You will also achieve more clarity and this is sometimes harder with a phone.

Having your phone horizontal or using square mode are best for blog or social media photos. I didn’t do this with these photos because I wasn’t initially going to post them, but usually I shoot in square mode if I know I will post them. Having the sunlight hitting objects from an angle will create an other worldly look. I did this in most of my pictures. Using cool tones and vintage looking filters will also achieve this look. Some apps I like are: VSCO, Colour Tone, Fotor, and PhotoScape.

Thanks for reading! Hopefully these tips help you and I hope you liked the photos.

*Just so you know: all photos taken by me, if you want to use them please credit me. Thanks for visiting my blog! This post is NOT sponsored, however I am affiliated with iHerb and Amazon and I do earn a small commission if you decide to use my links.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    beckyamybelcher
    August 17, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    These photos are gorgeous, and I agree I do love the photos I take on my iPhone. Sometimes you wouldn’t believe it was taken by phone. X

    • Reply
      Kaley
      August 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you and I agree!

  • Reply
    plutopia09
    August 18, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful photos, and really good tips for me to start out with just my phone rather than a clunky DSLR. I love these types of photos and this kind of play with light. I’m a big fan of the ethereal, if not surreal, otherworldy picture too.

    • Reply
      Kaley
      August 18, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you for commenting! I’m glad you liked this post. I love my dslr, but I don’t have it with me and sometimes I’m just too lazy. It is still possible to achieve good photos with a phone and the right editing!

  • Reply
    failingatwriting
    August 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Ah the one with the telephone wire and the moon gave me so many feelings

    • Reply
      Kaley
      August 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you and me too!

  • Reply
    With love, Caroline
    August 20, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Wow!! Beautiful pictures! I love the first one 😍

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    David Coomber Effect Studio
    October 7, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Great pics

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