When Apple released its latest flagship device, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the feature which made the biggest headlines was the camera. When people started exploring the camera even better the new feature called the 'portrait mode' garnered a highly popular response because of its ability to click pictures like a DSLR.
When Apple released its latest flagship device, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the feature which made the biggest headlines was the camera. When people started exploring the camera even better the new feature called the ‘portrait mode’ garnered a highly popular response because of its ability to click pictures like a DSLR. This functionality made the camera, possibly the most popular one globally. To provide further proof to this fact, Flickr, the popular photo-blogging website by Yahoo, reported in a blog that 80 percent of the camera used to click the picture that is posted on the website are iPhones, making it even more popular than DSLR cameras. Almost 47 percent of all Flickr users used an Apple device to upload images on the platform this year. The top iPhones were the iPhone 6, 5s, and the 6s.
Now, the global tech major wants the users of the iPhone to make the maximum use of the smartphone and click great pictures, like a pro. The portrait mode adds to the fact that it offers photographers the option of depth-of-field and well as the ‘bokeh’ background. The company in its newsroom blog has unveiled a few professional-level tips to make you a better photographer using the iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait mode. The blog includes tips from pro photographers who have talked about positioning, lighting among many other aspects of a good image. let’s take a look at some of the tips for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus:
1. Distance (while clicking a portrait)
a) Try to get as near to the subject in order to bring out the details.
b) You have to minimize the background so that you can remove the distractions from the subject
c) You also need to find a place which is not very busy and distracting, then Portrait mode will make an image ‘that really pops’.
a) Find a shade and try to make sure that the sun is behind the subject so that it can act as a nice backlight.
b) To make the pictures more cinematic, you need to pull the exposure down just a little bit.
c) If you can manage a soft and diffused lighting, will help in keeping the image flattering to the subject.
3) For animal portraits
You should give the pet or any other animal some amount of space. The telephoto lens is used in the Portrait mode, hence a distance of around 8 feet between the camera and the subject is recommended. Keeps some treats for the animals. And you shall achieve the best images when your subject is not moving.