More and more people are using their smart phone for casual video and/or photography. The problem is that few people are able to do so without their hands or arms shaking – well most people over 35 anyway.
There are LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of ways to attach your iPhone to a tripod. We have tried many. If you’re shooting stills (and to some extent video) this is one of the very best, hands-down.
Portrait mode is a fun and powerful computational photography tool included with iPhone 7Plus, 8Plus, X, XR, SX, 11, 11Pro and 11Pro Max.
It simulates the BOKEH effect that many professional portrait photographers like to use. On a DSLR, you’d use a “fast” lens – meaning a lens with a wide aperture. This allows the foreground subject to stand out from the background by making the background blurry.
Sometimes action happens when you least expect it. When the perfect moment happens, but you don’t have your phone camera powered on, you can miss the shot of a lifetime. Thankfully, iPhone has you covered. Even if your phone is in your pocket, you can have it ready to shoot in under two seconds.
If you use the iPhone camera app, you are no doubt familiar with the software button that lives dead center bottom of the screen.
For a long time, video shooters using the iPhone have been asking for the chance to easily change the video resolution from the Camera app.
If you own an iPhone 11 or 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, and if you are running iOS 13.2, you can now change the resolution and frame rate of video recordings in the camera app.
Apple has revamped many of the controls in its iOS Camera app. This is because some new features require new behavior.
If you want to steady the camera or you want to press the shutter but still have time to run around and star in your own picture, you need the self-timer.
There are many photo apps available for your iPhone camera. But nobody brings a bigger name to the app game than Adobe.
If you use an iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, you can activate a setting in your camera app that allows you to capture data outside the frame. This works with the telephoto or wide-angle lens.
The outside the frame option automatically records what’s outside the frame using one of the other lenses. This can be useful in case you accidentally left or cut something out that was crucial to the picture.
You can buy lots of apps that will extend your iPhone camera’s capabilities, but for most people, the built-in app that comes with the iPhone is more than adequate.