Capture fall with your cell phone


Autumn is full of colorful photo-taking opportunities — red leaves, orange pumpkins, yellow fields of wheat. Opportunities abound to capture a moment. The easiest way? With your cell phone.

The most popular post ever to appear on Clickago Storywerks blog shares tips for capturing those moments in selfies (selfie (noun): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website). When I wrote it a couple of years ago, I offered tips for appreciating summer’s beauty, but they work just as well for autumn. Enjoy!

Tips for taking better arm’s length photos with your cell phone

Spontaneity is a hallmark of summer. Especially in Chicagoland. We are out, about, moving fast and soaking up the sun while we can. The season has only 91 days or, if you’re counting from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, you get 101 days this year. In any case, time is short, and a lot is happening.

Spontaneous photo opportunities abound, and wouldn’t you know it? I don’t have my camera.

But I have my cell phone, and the iPhone 4’s 5 megapixel camera takes fab pictures (the iPhone 4S is even better at 8 megapixel).

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2 comments on “Capture fall with your cell phone

  1. Chicago is beautiful in the fall, and you’re certainly right about the need to soak it in before the harsh winter arrives! Great tips on selfies, by the way. I especially like the one about holding the camera at a higher perch — no more double-chins for me! 🙂

  2. Monica Lee says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Zach. I’m sorry to report that the nursery where I found this beautiful grove of red trees CUT THEM DOWN! I guess they were too big to sell anyway. Alas.

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