How to take better photos with the iPhone
You’ve got one of the best cameras in the world right there in your iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone red tailed hawk coque samsung s10 sushicube4141 XS Max and really just about any recent iPhone. Knowing just a few tips will hugely improve the photos you take with them.
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Remember that you’re almost always going to need to take a photo quickly. Maybe you’ll be in a huge rush because you have moments in which to take that perfect shot of your baby precisely as a soap bubble bursts in front of them.
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So cleaning the lens ahead of time is a help.
This overlays a grid on your iPhone’s display when you’re using the camera and coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d34085 melanie martinez cartoon samsung galaxy note 9 case you can use it to help compose your photos. Just having that grid seems to help us compose a shot better, it lets us see that we’ve got the person too far to one side, or that we’re for some reason photographing a mile and a genre music doodle art p0285 coque samsung galaxy s20 s20 5g half of sky above their heads.
Specifically, the grid helps you use the Rule of Thirds, a term referring to how objects placed in unikitty w8825 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone8761 certain parts of the image are inherently more interesting. Place your subject along one of these grid lines instead of dead centre of the frame, and your photo is better.
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Next, go into the Camera app itself and tap on the flash icon. From the options that appear, tap on Off.
Flash is very rarely useful, and even on the lsu tigers w9237 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone407 coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d33085 mandalorian and baby yoda 2 samsung galaxy note 9 case times when you try to use it, it even more rarely makes for a good image. The default is Auto, which means the phone decides whether it’s needed, but switch it to dragon ball z dragon combat z3588 iphone x xs coque goldufoa6501 off. You can always change your mind.
Live and let HDR
The latest iPhones default to automatically using HDR, or High Dynamic Range, photos. With older iPhones, you had to tap an HDR button on the Camera screen. If you’ve got a HDR button, tap it.
What this does is make the iPhone take several photos at different exposures and blend them together into one image. It will almost always look better than an individual shot you too, but you can tell the phone to save both its HDR image and levis snoopy w8931 coque samsung galaxy s20 s20 5g your attempt.
Go to , Camera, and tap on Keep Normal Photo. There is a setting here for switching off the automatic HDR, but leave it on.
Live Photos also record more than a single image, they take a few moments of video and audio either side of coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge b25475 lexus logo wallpaper ff0703 samsung galaxy s9 case your shot. Some people loathe this, others love it, it’s completely up to you but note that Live Photos take up more storage space. Burst mode also takes up a lot of space.
Newer iPhones have this HDR setting on by default.
To switch Live Photos on or off, tap the Live button in the Camera. There isn’t a setting to switch Burst on or off, it just happens i dont care fall out boy x0496 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone7085 when we are ac milan o1210 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone3761 you hold your finger house targaryen metal z5068 iphone 6 plus 6s plus coque goldufoa8833 down on the shutter button.
There is a setting for hakuna matata symbol z3685 iphone xs max coque goldufoa8167 one more significant issue, which is what format your photo will be saved in. Apple is pushing the HEIC format which is meant to produce images that have more detail yet take up less space than a JPG.
That’s the default, and previously we might’ve said you should switch it off for compatibility sake. HEIC images used to cause odd problems with different image editors, though it appears to coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d16085 charlotte hornets nba samsung galaxy s10 5g case have been greatly improved.
It’s still the case that not everyone can use or see HEIC images, but if you email such an image direct from the Photos app, iOS will convert it to JPEG first.
Taking the shot
Your iPhone provides tools to help you get the best shot, and perhaps the most useful is how it lets you set focus. Line up the shot on whatever it is you want to photograph, and then tap on your iPhone screen at the point where you want the image to be focused.
A yellow box will briefly appear around your finger. To lock that focus, press and hold the sesame street 123 l0732 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone2085 until the yellow box changes shape and the Camera app shows “AE/AF lock” on screen. That’s now fixed the focus and also the exposure.
However, you can change the exposure, although it’s not obvious how you do it. Tap on the screen to get that yellow box up, and then swipe your finger oakland raiders logo z5273 coque iphone 7 plus iphone 8 plus 1coques8plusiphone5423 downwards to one side or other…