The Iphone Your camera lets you take great pictures, but are we really tapping into its full potential? Here are some of our top tips and tricks for making your photos look like they were taken with a professional camera – by a professional photographer!
Most of these tips can be used by anyone with a modern iPhone, so take some pictures…
4K video recording
If you want professional-quality videos, set your camera settings to “4K at 60 fps”. This will improve the quality of your videos, but note that it will take up more storage space on your iPhone.
To record in 4K, go to the camera settings and tap “Video Recording”. From there, tap on “4K at 60 fps.”
With iPhone 13, you can set shooting modes by choosing a preset (for example, your preferred levels of warmth, contrast, vividness, etc.). Once you set your style, every photo you take will look consistent.
Start using the presets by opening the Camera app, tapping Configure, browsing through the different styles, and tapping Use. [Style Name]to the preset you want.
Adjust the light before taking the photo
Did you know that you can adjust the brightness of a photo even before you take it? After clicking on the screen, you will see a small sun icon appear. To adjust the brightness of your image, drag the sun up and down along the yellow line until you get the effect you want.
Try Night Mode
You might think that due to the lack of natural lighting, your photos won’t have the best quality at night – think again! The latest iPhones have an amazing night mode, which means you don’t have to rely on flash anymore.
Night mode is automatically activated when the camera detects a dark environment. The moon icon in the corner turns yellow when night mode is active.
Get more in the frame with the 0.5 wide angle lens
If you have an iPhone 11, 12 or 13, try the Ultra Wide Lens! With this lens built into the iPhone, you can capture an expanded field of view from your camera and fit more into a frame.
Simply open the camera app and press 0.5 just above the shutter button to activate the wide lens.
Play with ProRAW
ProRAW is Apple’s version of Photo RAW, which means you can fully customize your photos with a high level of flexibility. Basically, when we take photos on the iPhone using a standard JPEG or HEIC format, it chooses the settings that are most convenient for us. However, after capturing your photo with ProRAW, you can fine-tune it with the editing application of your choice, without losing any detail or quality.
You can use the ProRAW feature by tapping the Raw button in the top corner of the screen once the Camera app is open. This feature is only available on iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Play with it and unleash your creativity in editing!
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