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Discover How To Capture Professional-Looking Photos With Your iPhone

An iphone taking a photo of the sunset

In today’s technological era, capturing high-quality images or videos has never been easier. You don’t need expensive cameras (although they do have their fair share of beneficial features) to take professional photos. All you need is an iPhone and we’re here to show you how!

Photography is an art. With proper knowledge, you too can be a photographer! Upgrade your Instagram feed with these useful iPhone camera tricks!

Let’s get started!

Implement the rule of thirds

A person taking photo of their food using an iPhone

Using the rule of thirds is one of the most important pieces of advice we can give you for taking professional images on an iPhone, or really any phone. Enabling the grid lines in your iPhone camera settings can help you practice using the rule of thirds. Turn on the Grid option by going to the Camera section of the settings app. You may take pictures that are far more aesthetically appealing by positioning your photo's key subjects along these lines.

While taking a picture, we are frequently tempted to position the subject directly in the middle of the frame, but moving the subject to the side might result in a better picture by giving the subject room to move about or engage. Eye-catching compositions typically feature uneven pieces on each side of the frame because our brains want some symmetry, but not too much.

When taking pictures for Instagram, where they will mostly be seen on mobile devices, try to make things as straightforward as possible. By simplifying complicated compositions to only a few essential components, one may avoid the cluttered and confused effects that occur from complex compositions.

Explore your angles

An individual taking a photo of buildings from a lower angle

To create more professional images with an iPhone, another basic photography tip is to hunt for unique, alternative perspectives rather than taking every picture from your current position. Explore high and low perspectives to discover how they alter a scene. Varying perspectives can highlight particulars and unseen symmetries in typical everyday settings. People frequently pay attention when they see an image of a familiar object presented in a novel way.

A subject may appear closer to us if we approach it from unusual angles, which also provides us with more compositional choices with various lines and shadows. When photographing your beloved dog, go down on its level, even if it involves getting down on the ground.

Avoid using flash

An iPhone taking a photo of the street at night

As lighting is so important to photography, shooting in low light poses difficulties.

Thankfully, modern iPhones perform far better in dim lighting, so you won't need to use a flash as often.

Whether you're snapping a picture of a person or your food, the phone's flash casts a chilly, harsh, and highly unpleasant light. If you're taking pictures at night, try to use any other available sources of light before turning to the flash because diffuse light seems better. Same with Night Mode. Even while it's far better than it ever was, sometimes it might appear artificial or overly bright to accurately depict the nighttime landscape that you physically observed.

Have fun with portrait mode

The most basic iPhone photography tips are frequently the finest ones. Use portrait mode while capturing portrait photos. Some people are skeptical of specialized modes since tech companies have a reputation for introducing gimmicky tools to accomplish tasks that might be done better manually. But, these features are often well-designed and serve a useful function.

The iPhone's portrait mode may produce portraits that truly stand out from the backdrop by using a shallower depth of focus to make the subject stand out from the background. When you open the camera app, you'll find it directly above the shutter button, adjacent to photo mode.

Utilize burst mode for moving objects

Are you pursuing a moving target? If you want the sharpest photographs, burst mode is generally what you need. Whether your subject or you are moving, taking a series of short photographs in rapid succession increases the likelihood that at least one of the pictures will turn out well.

Just press and hold down the shutter button to capture a series of shots (or volume up button). You can see how many shots you're shooting by looking at the counter that appears at the bottom of the screen. When you want to stop, simply lift your finger, and all of the pictures will be saved to your Camera Roll. It must first be enabled if you wish to utilize the volume-up approach. Go to Settings > Camera and select Use Volume Up for Burst.

Edit your photos

Now, that you’ve captured your desired images, it’s time to work your magic! Although social networking applications like Instagram offer their own filters and editing features, they fall short of professional editing programs and software. There are many tools available nowadays that may help you edit a decent photo into a terrific one such as VSCO and Canva.

Well, there you go! We hope these tips and tricks will help you take amazing photographs in the future. So, take your iPhone, go out into nature, and start clicking away!


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