To celebrate world photography day, our friends over at Apple have shares some of their insider tips for taking the best photographs you can on your iPhone. Whether you’re capturing moments at home or saving memories for your next adventure, here are some easy tips for you to try to snap the best shots.
1. Understand the different camera modes
With your iPhone, you can shoot in a variety of modes to capture pictures in multiple ways.
– Square. Limits the frame of your camera screen to a square—the optimized photo size for many social media apps. That way you can snap a photo and quickly share it on your favorite social platforms.
– Slo-mo. Video records as normal but when you play it back, you see the slo-mo effect. You can even edit your video so that the slo-mo action starts and stops at a time you choose.
– Time – Lapse. Capture footage at dynamically selected intervals to create a time‑lapse video that’s quick and easy to share. When you go to time-lapse mode and tap the shutter button, your camera periodically takes photos until you tap the shutter button again.
– Live Photos. Records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. Captures movement and sound. Make edits to your Live Photos the same way as any other photo — Crop, add filters, adjust the light, as well trim or mute the sound.
iPhone X users can take advantage of the Portrait Lighting feature on the front and rear cameras, that brings a new dimension to Portrait mode with 5 new Lighting modes.
– Studio Light. A clean look with your subject brightly lit.
– Contour Light. Dramatic shadows with highlights and lowlights.
– Stage Light. Your subject spotlit against a deep black background.
– Stage Light Mono. Like Stage, but in classic black-and-white.
3. Download the right apps
To help you take the best photos and edit them directly on your iPhone, here are some apps even the pros love.
–Filmic Pro: A high-end film editing platform to help you shoot the perfect clip and edit audio and visuals directly on your iPhone.