Get the right light
Whether it’s a warm sunset glow or a dramatic bright haze, lighting is one of the most important factors to consider when taking great photos. Experiment with different angles to get the best light and play with exposure and brightness when editing your photos. You can even add things like flares, fog and shimmers to photos using third party apps like Lens Distortions. The iPhone camera has also been specifically designed to take sharper, clearer photos in low-light environments. If you are shooting in low light, you can also increase the ISO which will adjust your camera’s sensitivity to light. Just be careful not to set it too high as it will give your photos a grainy look. The new quad-tone flash is especially useful for taking portraits in low-light situations as it compensates for the warmer light and captures the skin tones in a more realistic way.
Take professional portraits
One of the most exciting features of the iPhone camera is the all-new Portrait mode. This mode simulates a bokeh which is the blurred background effect that makes your portrait really pop. When you open the Camera app, the portrait mode is available and will even show you a live preview of the depth effect that it gives your photo. A tip is to create as much distance between your subject and the background and shoot in bright light to ensure that you get the best results.
Experiment with third party apps
The app store on your iPhone is home to thousands of photography apps for beginners, professionals and everyone in between. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for iPhone is a powerful app that allows you to capture, edit and share professional quality images right from your phone. There are simple one-tap presets that you can add to your photos or you can spend some more time making more detailed edits using the impressive set of advanced adjustments on the app. If you’re into video, Filmic Pro is an innovative and user friendly app that allows you to easily switch between wide angle, tele and selfie lens. It also has support for the iPhone dual lens system.
Take lots of photos
With the iPhone camera you can now take photos in RAW mode. Having a photo in RAW means that the file is bigger because it has not been compressed, which is better for editing, but it takes up more space right? No problem. Your iPhone comes in a 256GB version which means that you can take all the photos you need to make sure you get the perfect shot. iCloud Drive is a service which allows you to securely store all of your images and access them from any of your devices.
When you’re taking photos with your iPhone the most important thing is to just be yourself, experiment and have fun. With the amazing new camera and access to thousands of incredible apps for capturing, editing and sharing, you have everything you need to make your photos really stand out from the crowd. Why not work on a personal project and create a series of photos that follow a similar theme and share them with your friends? Experiment with different effects, backgrounds, exposures and angles to start developing your own natural style. The tools are right at your fingertips and we’re sure that you can’t wait to get started!