Nevertheless, you can also find tricks useful to the average iPhone owner and even iOS power users, like snapping photos at the golden hour, to grab the best light, capturing a backlit subject, snatching a group portrait, focusing with street light, shooting a unique angle and more. Below, you can find a summary of all tips presented on Apple’s new website. The most interesting ones also include the official video tutorial.
16 Tips To Shoot Photos On iPhone 7
All step-by-step guides consider that your iPhone is unlocked and the Camera App opened:
1. How to shoot stills while filming
-> Swipe-right to switch for Video mode.
-> Press the red record button to start capturing.
-> Tap the white shutter button to capture a still photo, without interrupting your recording.
2. How to shoot a one-handed selfie
-> Tap the Camera switch icon, available in the bottom-left corner to switch to the front-facing lense.
-> Extend your arm and press one of the two Volume buttons to snap a photo. This provides better range and stability compared to the on-screen shutter.
3. How to shoot a selfie with the timer
-> Open the front-facing camera again and tap the timer icon.
-> Set the timer for 3 or 10 seconds.
-> Make a pose a tap the shutter to start the timer.
4. How to edit a selfie
-> Shoot the selfie with one of the methods described above.
-> Open the Photos album, by tapping the preview available in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
-> Select the image and tap Edit (top-right corner).
-> Crop to focus better on the subject.
-> Tap the auto-enhance feature to edit.
5. How to shoot without flash
-> If there is enough light in your proximity, tap the Flash icon, available in the top-left corner of the viewfinder.
-> Set the Flash to Off position.
-> Tap the subject on the display to focus and slide set exposure.
-> Snap the photo.
6. How to shoot a vertical Pano
-> Slide left until you reach the Pano shooting mode.
-> Tilt iPhone in landscape mode
-> Tap the shutter button to start capturing.
-> Start from the bottom. Move your iPhone upwards. Pan slow and steady.
7. How to shoot a bold and simple image
-> Find a scene with colors and look for contrast.
-> Simplify your shot.
-> Discover symmetries.
-> Adjust exposure and shoot your photo!
8. How to shoot a backlit subject
-> Tap the HDR tag and turn it on for better highlights and shadows.
-> Press and hold on the display to Lock focus.
-> Tap the display and slide-down to lower exposure.
-> Snap the picture.
9. How to shoot a great portrait
-> In Camera, slide-left for Portrait mode.
-> Move the iPhone until the “Depth Effect” cue appears on the display. Ideally, the subject has to be located within 8 feet of the camera.
-> Shoot your picture.
10. How to shoot a group portrait
-> Slide-left once again for Portrait.
-> Move your camera to fit all subject in the viewfinder and wait for boxes to appear around the subjects face.
-> Wait until your Camera focuses and boxes turn yellow.
-> Press shutter to snap your photo.
11. How to shoot an action shot
-> Press & hold shutter button to snap photos in Burst mode while the subject is on the move. Shoot at a rate of 10 photos per second.
-> Open Photos and select your favorite frame from the Burst collection.
12. How to shoot a sunset silhouette
-> Place the subject between you and the sun.
-> Press & hold on the display to Lock focus.
-> Tap display and slide-down to lower exposure.
-> Shoot the picture.
13. How to shoot with street light
-> Turn off Flash, as described at tip 5.
-> Lock focus by pressing and holding on the display.
-> Tap the display and slide to find the correct exposure.
-> Hold iPhone steady and shoot the photo.
14. How to shoot a close-up
-> Move towards your subject, up to 10 cm away.
-> Tap the iPhone’s display to focus and slide up or down to find the right exposure.
-> Hold steady and snap the picture.
15. How to shoot during golden hour
-> Perform the shooting session just before the sunset.
-> Use the sun rays to front-light your subject.
-> Tap the display to focus and slide-down to lower exposure
-> Hold steady and snap photo.
16. How to shoot a unique angle
-> Pick an interesting subject and experiment with your framing.
-> Tilt your iPhone, look straight up or get down low to find that interesting angle.
-> Hold steady and shoot your photo.
Bonus Tip: Learn how to shoot from the Apple Watch!