Apple wants you to take better pictures. As a matter of fact, the tech giant gave away all of the iPhone's secret camera tricks in its recently launched website.
As Mashable noted, some of you may already know a few of the how-to videos discussed below. These simple yet breath-taking instructional videos are also found on Apple's website. Simply put, the said videos teach users how to shoot on an iPhone 7. However, some of these impressive iPhone camera tips and tricks are only available on the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 8 is expected to have an even more impressive camera highlighted by 3D capability. Since it's not clear when the anniversary iPhone will be unveiled, let's settle with the iPhone 7's camera which is no pushover at all.
How to shoot a great portrait
First off, switch from Photo to Portrait mode then look for depth effect. Once the desired effect is found, start shooting.
How to shoot a close-up
To get the perfect close-up, come as close as ten centimeters from the subject. Tap focus and slide to expose then shoot.
How to shoot a vertical Pano
Start off by putting the camera in landscape mode. Switch from Photo to Pano mode then pan slowly and steadily starting from the bottom.
How to shoot without a flash
First, you need to find a light source. Once ready, turn the flash off and set the exposure by tapping on the subject. Shoot.
How to shoot action
Hold the shutter button to use Burst mode. Once taken, access your photos and then select your favorite photo.
How to shoot a selfie with the timer
To take a selfie using a timer, first switch to the front-facing camera. Steady your iPhone and set the timer. Once ready, tap the shutter button then go ahead and strike a pose.
How to capture a unique angle
Choose your subject and experiment on the angles by tilting your iPhone. You can also point the camera straight up or get down low. Shoot.
How to shoot stills while filming
The first step is to switch from Photo mode to Video mode. Start filming then tap the shutter button to shoot.
How to shoot with street light
The lamp post on the street is a good source of light when taking pictures at night. First, turn the flash off then touch and hold to lock focus. Find the right exposure before taking the shot.
How to shoot a bold and simple image
Create contrast by looking for different colors. Once you've found the perfect spot, simplify the shot and find some symmetry. Experiment with exposure then shoot.
How to shoot during golden hour
To shoot during the golden hour, you and the subject must be out before sunset. Use the sun to the front-light subject then tap and slide to lower exposure. Shoot.
How to shoot a one-handed selfie
From the lock screen, swipe left to quickly open the camera. Switch to the front-facing camera then press either volume button to shoot. That's how you take a selfie using just one hand.
How to edit a selfie
Switch to front-facing camera and take a photo. Edit the photo by cropping it to create a better composition. Tap the auto-enhance tool then share.
How to shoot a sunset silhouette
Ask the subject to pose in front of the sun. Touch and hold to lock focus then slide to lower exposure. Take the shot.
How to shoot a group portrait
For a great group photo, switch to Portrait mode first then look for the boxes that appear on the faces of the subjects. Wait until they turn yellow then shoot.
How to shoot a backlit subject
First, turn the HDR on to get better highlights and shadows. Touch and hold to lock focus before sliding to lower exposure. Shoot.