You might think that you need an expensive, high-quality camera to take good pictures. However, the iPhone camera is quite complicated and you can take professional photos if you know how to use its settings.
While this article will list a few products you can buy to upgrade your iPhone’s photography capabilities, there are plenty of ways to get great photos without add-ons. Just follow the tips below, and you will easily get good photos.
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Get an iPhone camera lens
While not necessary, it will push your iPhone’s camera up several notches to have a lens attached to your iPhone. Lenses for most iPhone models are available, and they’ll give you that extra premium camera look without spending a fortune.
The original iPhone’s lens was pretty good, but it couldn’t get certain shots like macro shots. Getting an iPhone lens will allow you to achieve more variety in your photos.
Unlock your camera fast
There are many cases where something goes wrong quickly, or you see something that needs to be photographed immediately. Apple has you covered in these cases, making the camera app accessible directly from your lock screen.
Unlock your iPhone to the lock screen.
Swipe left to access the camera.
To view photos, you’ll have to unlock your iPhone.
Pay attention to the light
Lighting is perhaps the most important factor in determining how good your photo will be. You can adjust the amount of light the camera picks up on your iPhone. To do this:
While you have the camera open, tap the screen to focus and you’ll see a yellow box appear with a sun icon to the right.
You can touch and hold when dragging up or down to adjust the light.
Also, if you’re in really low light, your iPhone will automatically go into night mode. You will see a small yellow icon displayed on the top left representing the number of seconds.
The darker the setting, the higher that number will be. You can also tap it and manually adjust the settings.
Using AE/AF . Lock
The iPhone camera has a number of settings you can change that can be helpful during your photography. AE/AF (auto exposure/autofocus) lock can help you lock the focus point. When you use this, the camera will keep the focus on a specific point instead of autofocusing. It will also lock the exposure so you get consistent lighting.
In the Camera app, tap and hold where you want the camera to focus.
Keep holding until you see AE/AF Lock notice at the top.
The camera will lock exposure and focus until you tap the screen again.
Turn on the camera grid
You can also enable grid overlays on your camera, which can help with composition.