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Apple releases instructional videos to help you take better photos with iPhone 7

Apple has just released a series of instructional videos and tips to show customers just how easy it is to take better photos with your iPhone 7 and look like a real expert.

The company believes that everyone can take great photos using the iPhone which is used to take more photos than any other camera in the world every day, according to Flickr.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have taken mobile photography to another level entirely with a new camera system.

One of the new features with the iPhone 7 Plus, which has a two-lens 12-megapixel camera, is Portrait mode which creates impressive depth of field effects to your image.

This effect, also known as “bokeh”, was usually only possible with a DSLR camera.

Also on board the iPhone 7 is optical image stabilisation to take the shakes out your pictures and quad LED true tone flash so you get sharper and well-lit photos.

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Here are Apple’s tips to help you become an iPhone photography pro:

TIPS
How to shoot a backlit subject
Turn on HDR for better highlights and shadows > Lock focus by pressing and holding anywhere on the display > Tap the display and slide to lower exposure > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#backlit-subject

How to shoot a great portrait
Launch your camera and slide to switch to Portrait mode > Look for the “depth effect” cue to appear, usually when the subject is placed within 8 feet of your camera > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#great-portrait

How to shoot a group portrait
Launch your camera and slide to switch to Portrait mode > Compose your shot and look for boxes to appear around your subject’s face > Wait until they turn yellow > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#group-portrait

How to shoot a sunset silhouette
Place subject in front of the sun > Lock focus by pressing and holding anywhere on the display > Tap the display and slide to lower exposure > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#sunset-silhouette

How to shoot without flash
Find a light source > Turn off the flash > Tap the display on the subject and slide to set exposure > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#without-flash

How to shoot with street light
Turn off the flash > Lock focus by pressing and holding anywhere on the display > Tap the display and slide to find the right exposure > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#street-light

How to shoot an action shot
Hold shutter button to use Burst mode to continuously capture 10 photos per second > Access your Photos album > Select your favorite shot from the Burst mode photo collection.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#action

How to shoot a vertical Pano
Begin with camera in landscape > Switch to Pano mode > Tap the shutter to start the Pano > Start from the bottom and pan slow and steady.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#vertical-pano

How to shoot a close-up
Get close – up to 10 cm away from your subject > Tap the display to focus and slide to find the right exposure > shoot your phot.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#close-up

How to shoot during golden hour
Arrive before sunset > Use the sun to front-light your subject > Tap the display to focus and slide to lower exposure > shoot your phot.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#golden-hour

How to shoot a bold and simple image
Find colours that create contrast > Simplify your shot >  Look for symmetry > Experiment with exposure > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#bold-and-simple

How to shoot stills while filming
Switch to video mode > Start filming > Tap the white shutter button to capture a photo while recording.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#while-filming

How to shoot a selfie with the timer

Switch to front-facing camera > Steady your iPhone > Set the timer by tapping the timer icon > Set your pose and tap the shutter button to start the timer.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#selfie-with-the-timer

How to shoot a one-handed selfie
From the lock screen, swipe left to quickly open the camera > Switch to the front-facing camera > Press either volume button to shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#one-handed-selfie

How to edit a selfie
Switch to front-facing camera and shoot your photo > Go to your Photos album > Select the photo and tap the Edit setting > Crop to create a better composition > Tap the auto-enhance tool to edit.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#edit-selfie

How to shoot a unique angle
Choose your subject & experiment with your framing > Try tilting your camera, looking straight up or getting down low > shoot your photo.

https://www.apple.com/iphone/photography-how-to/#unique-angle

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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