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[Ultimate Guide] iPhone Camera Makes Masterpiece

By FonePaw | Jan 16 , 2018

There are countless photos taken by mobile phones every day around the world, of which most are shot with iPhone camera. Being a sophisticated equipment, digital cameras actually don't enjoy popularity the same as cell phones do. Yet, most people have little basic knowledge of iPhone camera. How could it be possible to master iPhone photography when you know nothing about the camera.

 

That's why I'm trying my best to show you the ropes in written words and hoping that you can know the ins and outs of this all-singing, all-dancing gadget. I'm sure that you'll realize that it takes only an iPhone to make masterpieces in photography and a guide to make you a professional photographer. Here's the CONTENTS of articles that are going to be published in days. You may click on one of them that interests you.

 

CONTENTS

1. [Must-Read] A Lucid Introduction to Camera Lenses

2. Manual Exposure and Focus: The Beginning of Your Masterpiece

3. Live Photos: An Image That Will Never Die

4. HDR: Must-Know About High Dynamic Range Imaging

5. Smartly Use Flashlight to Create Perfect Lighting

6. Panorama: Use it to Take Creative Photographs

7. The Beginner's Guide on iPhone Video Recording

8. iPhone Photo Editor: Versatile Built-in Photo-Editing Tool

 

I've been using iPhone to capture precious memories in the past few years. mostly photos and sometimes videos. In fact, there are differences between shooting photos and videos. When I post some of my favorite photos or videos on social networks like Facebook and Instagram, I keep receiving requests either asking for what app I used to post-process or what phone I used to take these.

 

These two questions are basically like asking a camera lover what brand of his camera is and what camera lenses he/she uses. According to these misgivings, you can tell that most people seem to be having a stereotype that with a powerful and versatile phone/camera/app comes an outstanding artwork.

 

Sometimes someone even stands out with sure confidence questioning you that a cell phone cannot take such an awesome picture or video. Let's take a look at this image below. Many may say I'm a fraud, for it's impossible to capture light trails by a mobile phone.

 

Capture Light Trails with iPhone

 

Those who bear such a point of view must be quite unfamiliar with iPhone. After iteration and iteration, iPhone camera has been enhanced several times. Speaking of iPhone photography, it's not a must that you should be using an iPhone X. I myself have used iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6s and now am using iPhone 7 Plus. The obvious changes are the increasingly high resolution and creative ways to capture a photo and video.

 

Even now, some people are still obsessed with B&W (Black and White) Photography taken by an iPhone 4 like those who are attracted to old-fashioned camera roll. It's like a sensation that can never be well-described.

 

iPhone Photography

 

Though the algorithm in photography on mobile phones is not as complete and powerful as that on digital cameras, it's already enough for iPhone photography. In addition, iPhone camera has an excellent specification that no cell phone can compare, for example, iPhone 8 with 4K video recording at 60 fps and Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 240 fps. Be it in written tech specs or through actual photographing, iPhone camera totally outperform others. That's why I say that iPhone is already enough for regular photography.

 

There is an outline of this iPhone camera tutorial, you might as well check it out. Moreover, you should know that this guide on how to use iPhone camera to create your own masterpiece is on the basis of iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 11. However, this iPhone photography guide can apply to all models of iPhone. By the way, iPhone X/8/8 Plus come with Portrait Mode.

 

1. [Must-Read] A Lucid Introduction to Camera Lenses

  • iPhone camera has a wide-angle lens
  • Photography composition is the beginning of all
  • Long focal length means much in photography

 

2. Manual Exposure and Focus: The Beginning of Your Masterpiece

  • Exposure control
  • Smartly focus on the object
  • Make the most out of portrait mode
  • Portrait lighting: Intellectual photography

 

3. Live Photos: An Image That Will Never Die

  • The meaning of Live Photos
  • Enjoy with Loop and Bounce
  • Long Exposure: How it works and how to use it

 

4. HDR: Must-Know About High Dynamic Range Imaging

  • What’s the meaning of HDR
  • Do you really know how to use HDR in iPhone

 

5. Smartly Use Flashlight to Create A Perfect Light Value

  • Why flashlight should not be commonly-used
  • Tricks and tips on using flashlight
  • iPhone 8 and X provides excellent lighting

 

6. Panorama: Use it to Take Creative Photographs

  • Basic techniques to use Panorama
  • Creative ways to take a panoramic picture

 

7. The Beginner's Guide on iPhone Video Recording

  • Basic knowledge of video recording
  • Creatively use Slow Motion
  • Creatively take a Time-lapse video

 

8. iPhone Photo Editor: Versatile Built-in Photo-Editing Tool

 

Hope you're able to learn what you desire here. If you have any advice for me, I will highly appreciate. If you want to share your idea with us, the comment column is all yours.


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