As new iPhones get released, their system improvements might seem minor but their aesthetics can change drastically. With release of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple has done it again with massive quality improvements to the camera. The camera may be improved, but it’s also about how you take the picture. There are some simple ways to radically improve your iPhone photos.
- Always avoid the zoom. When our subject is too far away, our first instinct is to zoom. The iPhone doesn’t have the resolution or detail to spare to make the digital zoom feasible. Instead of using the zoom, we can take the picture further away from the subject and then crop it and zoom later. This will save the quality of the photo while still getting the shot you want.
- Use the camera grid to set up your shots. The camera grid can be found in the settings under “Photos and Camera”. It will help you to align your photos straight and evenly.
- Improve the quality of your photos by experimenting with HDR. HDR stands for high dynamic range. You can switch the HDR mode on and off at the top of the camera app screen. HDR mode artificially enhances dynamic range by blending together 3 different exposures, bright, normal and dark.
- We usually use the camera from the lock screen and this doesn’t always make for quality photos. There are many apps that you can use to improve the quality of your photos. For example, apps like Darkroom, VSCO and ProCam are really great with editing, sharing and filters. These apps can make all the difference when you share your photos.
- When you share your photos, Instagram can be great for actual photography. Although it is mostly used as a social media site, this is great for photographers who wish to get their work seen. There is now a whole medium of art of pictures that are taken with smartphones.
- Accessories can also improve your photos. Maybe you have a beautiful landscape in front of you and you want to capture the moment with your friends. Using a tripod attachment to your iPhone can do that as can the newly popular selfie stick. You can also purchase different lenses that sit on top of your iPhone’s camera giving you a different view and quality to your photos.
- For better night photos, ditch the flash. Use the exposure slider to brighten dark photos. Using the flash can make your photos lack detail and are usually overexposed.
To improve your photos, use these tips and watch as your photos instantly become more professional. Here at Official iPhone Unlock, we encourage you to use your iPhone to its full potential.