Smartphone cameras are constantly evolving and improving, and the power of your iPhone camera now rivals many professional cameras.
With an array of features and settings, you may not even be fully aware of what your handy little iPhone camera can do.
Become a fully fledged professional shutterbug with our top iPhone camera hacks that will revolutionise your camera roll.
It may be one you already know, but your side “up” volume button doubles as a second shutter option.
Next time you take a selfie, use this instead of your screen shutter button. It makes for clearer, more stable shots, and also saves your poor thumb from having to reach across the screen to capture the shot.
Struggle to nail the art of the coveted action shot? The “Burst” feature on your iPhone camera is your new best friend.
Simply open your camera, hold down the shutter for a few seconds (refer to tip #1 and use either method). The frames will be saved in your camera roll, so simply click “select” on your favourites.
Blurry jumping shots be gone!
Unlocking your iPhone to then open your camera can be time consuming. Need to access your camera quick smart to capture a fleeting moment? You don’t need to unlock your phone to use your camera. Just “swipe up” on the lock screen and click the camera icon. Don’t miss that celebrity selfie next time.
Experts recommend positioning yourself as close to the centre of the frame when taking a selfie. This is because iPhone cameras are equipped with a wide-angle camera, which essentially means if you stray too far from the centre, the photo (and you) will become distorted. Crystal clear selfies are yours for the taking.
Sick of trying to capture that breathtaking sunrise or sunset and it ending in disaster? According to those in the know, snapping a sunset that isn’t washed-out is down to your brightness settings. By lowering the brightness, you’ll be capturing professional-quality, colour-rich photos in no time!
Have you ever wondered what that white circle is in the corner of your screen when you’re filming an iPhone video? That handy little spot takes still images as you film. Now you can save your favourite moments in film and photo form - great for when the cat does something extra cute.
Your iPhone camera is just as powerful and capable as some professional camera equipment. With regular iOS software updates honing and improving iPhone camera image quality, the future for amateur photographers is exciting and limitless.