Best Camera Tips
Unlike other smartphones, every iPhone iteration is capable of good photography. You will even find people making YouTube videos with just their iPhone (as a matter of fact I did record one with my iPhone). However, it is not just the hardware what it takes for a perfect shot. You need to know better about taking a picture with your smartphone. And, that’s where the camera tips for iOS will help you out.
We made a list of camera tips that you could follow to take the best pictures with your iOS device (iPhone/iPad). Let us check them out below.
Clean Up The Camera Lens
If you do not clean your lens with a tidy cloth, you are probably going to end up with hazy photos. I did experience the same when I forgot to clean the camera lens before taking a shot – which I realized later when I took a look at the photos.
Launch The Camera Quickly
Time is precious. The same stands true for a perfect picture. You need to launch your camera app as soon as possible – to not miss the moment. For that, unlocking your device and heading to the camera app is not an option.
Instead, you just need to swipe left to bring up the camera app and you are ready to go!
Try Camera Apps With Manual Controls
We know that the camera sensors implemented in an iPhone is capable of very fine shots. But, to enhance it – you need manual controls – not automatic options.
So, you need to be able to control the ISO, tweak the exposure and play with the focus to make way for the finest shot!
Also, if you do not own an iPhone 8 / 8 Plus, you can utilize the 3rd party apps to make your photos look fancy while you take them.
Utilize Grid Lines: The Rule Of Thirds
You can head to the settings and enable the grids from the photos and camera preferences. You will then observe grid lines when you launch the camera next. It might look weird but the grid lines actually help and using it is one of the best camera tips for iOS any experienced photographer would give to starters.
When you utilize the lines, you get the correct perspective of the horizontal and vertical angle of the shot. And, accordingly, you can adjust to take a great picture!
Flash Isn’t Required Every Time
Flash exists for a reason. But, if you can arrange sufficient lighting conditions, enabling the flash will ruin the image. Trust me on this!
So, unless you are at a dark place and there’s no way to light it up – you sure can use the flash for visibility – or else you will be taking a blank shot. You can either choose to keep the flash on auto mode or turn it off completely.
Tap On The Subject For Focus
When you want to take a shot and observe that the focus isn’t right – you normally go near the subject or ensure that it is stable. But, there’s an easy workaround for this.
You need to just tap on your screen where the subject is and then get the right focus locked on for the click!
Use The Volume Rocker To Take a Picture
You do not need to tap on the screen to take a picture. Well, you can surely do that while taking photos from the rear camera. However, when taking a group selfie – usually you need to hold your device in one hand – so at that time – you can just press the volume button to take the shot.
But, wait! If you are not holding your smartphone comfortably – the device will tremble when you click the volume rocker. So, ensure that you hold the iPhone comfortably.
Utilize 3D Touch (iPhone 6S and newer)
You do not need to launch the camera app and then find the option for the front camera or video recording mode or similar. You just need to tap and press the camera icon to activate 3D Touch and then quickly tap on to take a selfie, a slo-mo video, a normal video, or just take a photo.
Use the timer button
In case you want to take a shot after a specific moment of time, you can set a timer to take the picture. It is most useful when you want your subject (s) to be stable before taking the shot – it’ll be much efficient than telling them to get ready.
HDR Shots Are Amazing
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. When you enable HDR shots, you will get more detailed and vivid pictures considering you have a stable shot. HDR shots do not necessarily enhance the lighting conditions but bring out more details when you have a good lighting condition.
QR Codes With Your Camera
Did you know that you can scan QR Codes with just your camera app? It is something that was added to the camera app in the recent iOS update (i.e iOS 11).
So, if you have any 3rd party app installed – better remove it. Your camera app will do the job.
Photo Editing App Helps
Be it Android or iOS, the photo editing apps would definitely help to enhance the picture you take with your great camera lens!
We would recommend VSCO app for iPhone. However, according to what you need – you can try out a variety of apps available at the App Store.
An iPhone definitely has a camera sensor which is capable of a lot being advertised. You might observe videographers or photographers sharing a cinematic video using the latest iPhone. You can do that too! However, you will need some add-on equipment and also you must be following the camera tips for iOS mentioned above.
Do you have any interesting camera tip for iOS / iPhone?
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