8 Quick Tips For Taking Incredible Abstract iPhone Photos

Is your iPhone photography lacking creativity and inspiration? A simple solution is to explore the exciting genre of abstract photography! In this short article you’ll discover eight quick and easy tips for creating unique abstract iPhone photos from the most ordinary of subjects.

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1. Find strong shapes, lines and curves to create structure in your photo.

2. Look for repeating patterns to draw the viewer’s eye into and around the image.

3. Seek out interesting textures to stimulated the viewer’s senses, such as wood grain, peeling paint or rusty metal.

4. Get up close and fill the entire frame with just part of your subject, placing emphasis on the shapes, patterns and textures.

5. Use bold or contrasting colors to grab the viewer’s attention.

6. Create distortion by photographing reflections in water, or shooting through another object such as frosted glass or a window with raindrops.

7. Pan or spin your iPhone when taking the photo to create abstract light trails caused by motion blur.

8. Use photo editing apps to create unique pieces of abstract art.

Quick Tips Cheat Sheet

Click the image below to download this handy Quick Tips cheat sheet!

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In-Depth Tutorials On Abstract iPhone Photography

To learn more about taking incredible abstract photos with your iPhone, check out our in-depth tutorials where you’ll discover more great tips and techniques, as well as plenty of inspirational abstract photos!

10 Tips For Creating Amazing Abstract iPhone Photos by Kate Wesson

How To Create Incredible Abstract iPhone Portrait Photos by Kristen Radden

How To Create Beautiful Abstract Art With Your iPhone Flower Photos by Kristen Radden

Inspirational Ideas For Creating Abstract Art With Your iPhone Photos by Kristen Radden

  • Thanks Kate for these great tips and techniques! I used the Quick Tips Cheat Sheet no.1 – 6 today and had lots of fun following those tips. 397 shots later! Will try Tip no. 7 another day and will definitely play around with apps to create abstracts tip no. 8 🙂

    • Glad you found them useful Rosa! I love abstract photography – the possibilities are endless! 🙂