8 iPhone camera features explained

When speaking of iPhone one thing that first comes to our mind is the camera. No doubt that the iphone’s cameras beat any other Android phone’s high-megapixel camera. so, say in a small mobile phone device we are almost carrying a handy pocket DSLR camera. However, as a DSLR camera, it is important to understand the iPhone camera’s settings and features. so that you can achieve the best pictures and photos. Little settings here & there can change the complete outcome of the entire mood of the picture. So, we are here to guide you on some basics of camera settings. We understand that you are not among the professional photographers. so, let’s go ahead.

1) Flashlight: This feature is located on the top right-hand side of the camera screen in all devices. The Flashlight is an external flash that adds more light to the object in front of the camera. This mode is generally used in conditions with low light or during nighttime. The flashlight feature gives more definition to the object.

2) Live photo mode on/off: Live photos are a special feature added by Apple. Let’s go deeper into how this works. So, the first step is to open the camera and enable the live mode option. This you can do by simply pressing the concentric circle icon provided on top into the extreme right corner of the screen. Once the option is enabled the icon will turn from white to yellow. After these easy steps, you just must click a picture. Like you normally take in simple camera mode. Go to the gallery and view the picture. In the gallery, the picture will appear like a normal Jpeg picture. But once you will long press them the pictures will play like a video with audio and motion. This is usually for seconds.

so, once you view the live pictures in the photo’s gallery, you can identify them through a similar icon shown on the top left-hand corner of the screen. By pressing this icon, you can also change the various modes of the picture. For example: Loop, Bounce, Long exposure and live off.

3) Photographic Styles of the picture: To check the features of this style, you will click the arrow icon pointing downwards in the top centre of the screen. Once you click this option, you will notice the options appearing at the bottom of the screen. This is 4th option with multiple squares. Upon clicking this option, the camera style changes to a small screen – showing different kinds of photographic styles – Standards, rich contrast, vibrant warm, rich warm, and cool. They also provide you with tone and warmth management options. This photographic style adds more color, vividness, contrast, brightness, blue light, or warm light to the picture. depending upon the style you choose.

4) Ratio aspect: This is 5th option that appears on your screen once you launch the camera and click the drop-down icon. This feature helps in defining the dimension of the picture that you want.

There are three Aspect ratios provided in this option:

 4:3 Aspect Ratio – this is the best suited for all kinds of pictures. It helps in naturally dividing the goods space in the picture. This ratio balances the space around the objects. The length is slightly bigger than width wise.

Square Frame (1:1): In this ratio, the dimension of the picture is equal from both sides i.e. length is exactly the same as breadth. The picture with square is good for apps like Instagram posts.  But also, you can use it in other social media platforms.

16:9 Aspect Ratio: the picture clicked in dimension is generally the iPhone full-screen size. The length of the picture is much bigger than the width of the picture. for laptop and mobile this frame is a best fit. It covers the entire screen of the device. We can use these for making videos like reels and stories.

5) Exposure Control: This feature adjusted the exposure of light in the picture which is usually adjusted automatically by the camera when the iPhone is in auto mode. We can automatically do it by adjusts the exposure and lighting of the picture. But at times controlling the exposure can give a more personal & tasteful touch to a basic picture. For example: adjusting the light of sunrise and sunset. We can adjust the exposure of the camera shown on the top right-hand side of the screen. So, by using the scroller you can either reduce the light in the picture or increase the light as per your taste.

6) Timer off:  By the name, you must have already understood what this feature does. In this element again, launch the camera and press the drop-down arrow. Select the 6th icon from the left side. There are three options that appear under this: Timer off, timer for 3 seconds, and 10 seconds. So basically, this option helps you to set the timing of when to click a picture. If you choose the photo, clicks after 10 seconds, you can set the timer to 10 seconds. Upon you click the button. The photo will be clicked after 10 seconds count down. When you wish to click your own picture by yourself, or your friends group you can set this feature and quickly join them back to pose. It is so much fun.

7) Filters: This is the last feature provided in the iPhone camera. As everyone knows filters provide several layers and effects to the picture. This could be by tints or contrast and saturations in the picture but when you apply the filters this automatically changes the appearance of the picture. There are filters like vivid, Vivid warm, Vivid cool, Dramatic, Dramatic warm, Dramatic cool, Mono, Silvertone and Noir.

8) Lenses: In current trends of the iPhone, Apple has provided a variety of lenses. This has improved the quality of the photography done in earlier days through the mobile device. Now they provide two lenses to capture the Image. One is the wide-angle lens and the other one is the ultra-wide-angled Lens. In Pro Models we have a third Lens as well – a telephoto Lens. With the first two lenses, you can optically zoom 0.5x to 1x but with 3rd Lens, you can zoom in up to 25x. 0.5x is when you zoom out whereas more than 1 is zoom in.

These are certain features that are provided in the recent version of the iPhone camera to click a basic picture. By playing around with these you can achieve the desired quality of picture. Camera Future also provides more shooting style options like time-lapse, Slo-Mo (slow motion), Cinematic, Video, Photo, Portrait, and Pano (panoramic). This we have covered in our next article. Please read.

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