Take iPhone11's wide-angle camera to the extreme! "Tri-division" to form a beautiful composition | my navigation news, my navigation news, my navigation
Many people are considering buying the iPhone11 series at the time of their new life. The wide-angle camera, which is the hallmark of the iPhone11 series, is not just more widely photographed than previous iPhones. If you work hard on the shooting method, you can make amazing and impressive photos. Therefore, photographer Guiji Kono was asked to explain the skills of shooting social networking sites with iPhone11's wide-angle camera according to three topics. First of all, it can be said that it is the basic "composition" of the photo, especially about the Trichotomy.
IPhone 11 can be taken at an ultra-wide angle of 13 mm
Apple's iPhone11 series also increases the number of people using it on street corners. The IPhone11 has two, and the iPhone11 Pro/Pro Max has three camera features, and the high degree of presence that can be seen at a glance at the back is also its charm. On the other hand, users are first surprised by the astonishing wide-angle shooting of wide-angle cameras.
Literally, a wide-angle camera is a camera that can shoot at a wide angle. Ultra-wide-angle cameras can take pictures at a wider angle. Although there is no clear definition of wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle, it may be because there are many standard zoom lenses without mirrors and SLR lenses covering 24 mm, which are generally considered to be "ultra-wide-angle if they are wider than 20 mm" in full-size machines.
So, when it comes to the wide-angle camera of the iPhone11 series, how many millimeters is it? it's the equivalent of 13mm! Even for single-lens reflector / mirrorless replacement lenses, there are only countless ones that can cover such a wide viewing angle. Even if the name is wide-angle, it can actually be said to be ultra-wide-angle content.
In the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max with triple cameras, the intermediate view is automatically selected at startup. The camera screen will display "1 x", but the general standard zoom is equivalent to 26 mm close to the wide-angle end. The distant "2 x" is equivalent to 52 mm, but it's not that far away, and the single-lens reflector / mirror plane is up to standard. Of course, you can do up to 10x (260mm) digital zoom if necessary, but iPhone's camera is supposed to be used for commemorative photos, side snapshots, cuisine and other table photos, so Apple thinks it needs a wide angle more than distance.
The most basic thing is to set the level correctly.
It would have been difficult to use a wide-angle camera like this. In particular, iPhone11 Pro/Pro Max's wide-angle camera is the equivalent of 13 mm and is so wide that even those familiar with the camera will get caught up in a hard-fought perspective. So let's explain the trick of shooting with the unique breadth of a wide-angle camera.
Wide-angle can display all elements on the screen. If you want to make it into a handsome photo, first adjust the composition is the key.
Although there are several key points, first of all, if there is no special intention, do not tilt the iPhone and take the level. In addition, when shooting in the face of buildings and other walls, it is important to make the camera parallel to the walls. Standard and vision do not care very much, but in the wide angle will emphasize the sense of near and far, a slight deviation will become obvious. In addition, the horizontal line can sometimes be so long that even a slight tilt can make people feel unstable.
On this basis, consciously cut out the lines and shapes, which should make a very handsome picture. For example, photos that appear symmetrical (left-right symmetrical) at first glance may appear very unbalanced if they are slightly asymmetric. On the other hand, although this is a very advanced technique, it can also create rhythm and prevent monotony in the picture by deliberately disrupting the balance.
Let's remember the pattern of "Trichotomy"
With regard to the production method of composition, there are also theories such as "Trichotomy", "Golden ratio" and "radiation composition" which have been spread since ancient times. In particular, it can be said to be the classic Trichotomy. This is a technique in which the long side and the short side of the picture are divided into three equal parts, and the subject is arranged on the four intersecting points where the dividing lines intersect.
As a synonym for amateur photos, the theme is placed in the center of the "Sun Maru composition". The intersection of the trisection method is located slightly outside of the center and in the position of 1x3 of the picture from the left and right ends of heaven and earth. Placing the theme and subtitle here will form a balanced and beautiful composition.
It is not only the point of intersection, but also the skill of placing horizon, horizontal line, edge of building and so on. In fact, the iOS standard has the ability to take advantage of the 3-division method. After opening the "Settings", "camera" and "Grid", the split line will appear on the camera screen, so be sure to enable it.
No matter what, it is not necessary to stick to the dividing line and intersection, but in the case of wide angle, all the elements will appear in the picture, so it is better to be aware of it as a hint of hesitation about how to cut it. The story of composition will also be explained in the next theme of "sense of distance".
[apology and Correction Notification] the iPhone 11 series had the wrong camera type when it was first published. I apologize and correct. The article has been revised. (10:00 on 20 March 2020)
He was born in Tokyo in 1974. Graduated from the imaging course of Tama University of Fine Arts. After a variety of professions, engaged in advertising and magazine shooting. External lecturer in photography, Department of Art, Japanese University, and external lecturer in Saitama Prefecture Art Comprehensive High School.この著者の記事一覧はこちら