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How to Take Breathtaking Photos with Your iPhone

As an avid iPhone user and photography enthusiast, I'm always looking for ways to improve the quality of my photos. And as it turns out, there are several iPhone photo settings that can make a big difference in the quality of your shots.

In this blog post, I'll walk you through some of the best iPhone photo/video settings you had no idea existed, and how to use them to take your content to the next level.


One of the simplest but most useful settings for iPhone photography is turning on gridlines. This will add a grid to your camera screen, making it easy to line up your shots and ensure that your horizon is level.

To turn on gridlines, go to Settings > Camera > Grid, and toggle the switch to on.

Exposure Control

Exposure is a crucial element of photography, and with the iPhone's exposure control setting, you can adjust the brightness of your photos with ease. Simply tap on your subject on the screen, and then slide your finger up or down to adjust the exposure.

This is particularly helpful for shooting in low light conditions or when you want to create a specific mood or effect in your photos.

Live Photos

Live Photos is a feature that captures a short video clip before and after you take a photo. This can be a great way to add movement and emotion to your shots. To enable Live Photos, tap on the Live Photos icon at the top of your camera screen.

You can then choose whether you want your Live Photos to be on or off.

Portrait Mode

Portrait Mode is a setting that is available on newer iPhones, and it allows you to take stunning portrait photos with a blurred background. This can be particularly effective for portraits and close-up shots of your subject. To use Portrait Mode, simply swipe to the left on your camera screen until you see the Portrait option.

Make sure your subject is about 8 feet away from the camera, and then take your shot.

Burst Mode

If you're trying to capture a fast-moving subject, Burst Mode can be a lifesaver. This setting allows you to take a rapid series of photos with just one press of the shutter button. To activate Burst Mode, simply hold down the shutter button, and the iPhone will take a series of photos in quick succession. You can then choose the best shot from the series.

Slow-Mo Video

Finally, if you want to add a cinematic touch to your videos, the iPhone's slow-motion video setting is a great option. This setting allows you to capture video at a higher frame rate, resulting in a slow-motion effect. To use slow-motion video, simply swipe to the right on your camera screen until you see the Slo-Mo option. You can then adjust the speed of the video by selecting 120 or 240 frames per second.

By taking advantage of these iPhone photo settings, you can improve the quality and creativity of your photos and videos. Whether you're a professional photographer or just an amateur enthusiast, these settings are sure to come in handy.

So go ahead, experiment with them, and see how they can elevate your iPhone photography game!

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Will Staber

Digital Marketing Strategist


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