Today I Learned...
- Elevate your iPhone photography by utilizing features such as: burst and portrait mode
- Edit your photos with iPhones built in editing tool
- Use the grid to center and level your photos better
aking great photos with your iPhone is easier than ever. With some simple tips and tricks, you can snap amazing shots of your friends, family, and your favorite places.
Here are 5 tips to get you started:
1. Turn on the grid.
The grid is one of the most useful tools in your photography arsenal, and it can be found in Settings. You’ll find it under “Photos & Camera.”
To turn on the grid, just tap Grid. When you turn off the grid again, you'll see a series of dots in a straight line across the bottom of your screen.
When you're taking photos with this feature turned on, try to align your subject along one of these lines (like those above), rather than having them at an angle. The lines will help ensure that your subject is properly centered within each shot!
2. Use burst mode to capture action shots.
Burst mode is a great feature that allows you to take multiple photos in quick succession. It's ideal for capturing action shots, like the moment your dog suddenly runs across the yard or your kids begin to play.
- Hold down the shutter button on the bottom left corner of your screen and let go when you see something worth photographing.
- The iPhone will take a series of photos as long as you hold down this button—you'll know when it's done because there will no longer be any numbers next to each image in preview mode!
- To view these pictures after they've been taken (they'll be saved automatically), swipe up from below where those numbers used to appear until they turn into small circles; then tap them individually or all at once if you'd like them all displayed together.
3. Use Portrait Mode to shoot portraits.
One of the most underrated features on your iPhone is its Portrait Mode. It lets you take photos with a blurred background and sharp foreground, which can be especially helpful when photographing portraits.
When to use it:
You might want to use Portrait Mode any time you're taking photos of people or animals in close-up situations. This is especially useful if the subject of your photo has lots of detail in their face or clothing—for example, when taking pictures of small children or pets.
How to use it:
- Simply tap on your subject (or tap and drag across their face) before taking a picture with this mode enabled
- This will tell your phone where to apply selective focus for optimal results!
- If there are any areas outside that focal point that should remain sharp, keep tapping on those areas until they turn white—this way only those highlights will be kept in focus!
Learn more: Get to Know Your iPhone Camera
4. Shoot in square format.
If you’re using your iPhone for Instagram, then you’re probably already familiar with the square format—it's a popular choice among Insta-holics.
Though it doesn’t work for every image, it makes sense if you want to create a cohesive aesthetic, and often looks best when used for portraits and landscapes. You can also use squares for closeups or action shots.
Learn more: 5 Easy Instagram Editing Tricks
5. Convert grainy photos into clear ones.
If your photos are too grainy, there's a quick and easy fix.
Here's how to do it:
- Go to the Photos app and select the image you want to improve.
- Tap Enhance, then tap Clarity.
This will increase the contrast of your photo, making it look crisp and clear. To enhance other aspects of the image like color or exposure, try Dehaze (for enhancing detail) or Defog (for reducing fog).
Learn more: Edit Photos Like a Pro on Your Smartphone
You can take great photos on your iPhone in seconds by following these tips!
Whether you're a beginner or expert, these tips will help you take great photos with ease. We hope this article has helped you get the most out of your iPhone’s camera.