Any iPhone owner can take great photos with the device. The iPhone camera performs admirably even when compared to a DSLR. And while an iPhone sounds a lot easier to control and get familiar with than a professional camera with interchangeable lenses, tons of options, and menus full of settings, the iPhone camera can be just as tricky to learn to use. Even for people who are accustomed to taking photos with a standalone digital or film camera, figuring out the iPhone camera can be a bit of a challenge.
But plenty of photographers, both pro and amateur, manage to take great iPhone photos. And learning all of the iPhone’s hidden features and shooting tricks can make the difference between a decent shot and a great one. Whether you’re using a DSLR or an iPhone camera, you’ve got to know your equipment if you want to take amazing photos. So what do you need to know to get the most out of your iPhone camera?
You need to know how to open the camera app and how to take a photo, of course. But we’ll assume that you’ve already figured that out. You should also be aware of the iPhone camera’s hidden features and functionality, which can level up your understanding of how the camera works and dramatically improve the results you get from your iPhone camera. Read on for 12 useful iPhone camera tips that’ll help you get the most out of your device’s camera and start shooting like a mobile photography pro in no time.
1. Access the iPhone camera quickly
The first step in getting the most out of your iPhone camera is to make sure you can access the camera quickly when the right shot is in front of you. | Source: Apple.com
A great first step is making sure that your iPhone camera is always ready when you see a scene you want to capture. So one of the first things you should do is ensure that you know how to access the camera quickly. If your phone is locked, you can wake it and swipe up from the camera icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen to launch the camera, without having to scan your fingerprint or enter your passcode.
Similarly, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the control center, and tap the camera icon there. Or, you can make sure that the camera icon has a prominent place at the bottom of the screen so that when your iPhone is unlocked, you can quickly launch the camera and snap a photo.