Apple Shares Tips for Taking 'Pro' Photos Using iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

iphone7plusportraitmodeApple today shared some tips to "Shoot like a Pro" with depth-of-field "Portrait" effect in the iPhone 7 Plus, highlighting a range of suggestions collected from professional photographers on its news site.

Tips include getting up close to a subject to bring out details, minimizing the background, putting the sun behind a subject, slightly underexposing, and using soft, diffused lighting.

The suggestions are sourced from fashion photographer JerSean Golatt, celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, travel photographer Pei Ketron, and wedding photographer Benj Haisch, and are accompanied by photos shot on the iPhone 7 Plus.

For many years running, the iPhone has been the most popular camera on Flickr, which has encouraged Apple to make continual improvements to the camera equipment in its smartphones.

Along with dual cameras and the Portrait mode in the iPhone 7 Plus, both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus feature lens, sensor, stabilization, and image signal processor improvements that offer much improved performance compared to previous-generation devices, especially in low-light conditions.

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48 months ago
Step 1: buy a camera
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48 months ago

Step 1: buy a camera

You win the "good photography obviously requires expensive equipment" prize.

He didn't say buy a Nikon D5, just to buy a dedicated camera - that doesn't have to be expensive - and he's not wrong. Sure, the best camera is the one you have on you - and iPhone is great for day to day point and shoot - but anything more than daily point and shoot, there are better options.

The iPhone's camera is great but if you're serious about photography, you will want something better to be able to learn and grow on.
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48 months ago

That's a fantastic camera, with well balanced performance between stills and video.

Video on Android devices is years behind.

What are you talking about? Lots of great Android devices that offer video and stills that rival Apple devices. Which rock you living under? Google Pixel.
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48 months ago
We should give em some tips on how to make a 'Pro' Macbook.
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48 months ago
Tip: Buy a Galaxy S7 Edge...

If you take photos in anything other than perfect lighting conditions.
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Step 1: buy a camera

You win the "good photography obviously requires expensive equipment" prize.
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