5 Tips for Taking Better iPhone Photos

Getting the perfect picture is EVERYTHING nowadays, and getting a high-quality picture without using a professional camera is easier than ever! Stunning pictures are an easy way to elevate your brand and provide your audience with great content.

Below are the 5 best ways to up your iPhone photo game!


Focus, Focus, Focus

Focus is essential for getting a clear and crisp shot. First, make sure HDR mode is on for high-quality photos! To adjust focus on your iPhone camera, all you have to do is hold your finger down on the subject of the photo until the AE/AF lock alert appears. This will prevent the focus from moving anywhere but your subject. Want to shift your focus? Just tap anywhere else on the screen and re-do the above for a stunning new shot! You can also use portrait mode and change the depth control using the “f” button to get super focused and clean cut photos.

Lighting is Everything

You want to make sure that the lighting is perfect when shooting your iPhone pictures. Natural lighting or using a ring light can really help the subject of your photo pop, but you can also use the AE/AF lock to help you adjust your lighting! Once you tap on the yellow focus square, you can use the exposure meter. This can help you instantly fix a picture from being too dark, or way too bright. This is a game changer for beautiful pictures.

Take Advantage of the Grid Feature

Symmetrical photos tend to be the most aesthetically pleasing, which is why using grid mode on your phone is essential to getting a good photo. Many iPhone photographers use something called the “rule of thirds” to achieve nice pictures. Essentially this means placing your subject in the center of one of the vertical lines for a more pleasing-to-the-eye shot. Definitely check this out if aesthetics are your vibe!

Use Burst Mode

There’s no such thing as too many pictures! Using burst mode to take pictures avoids any shaky or blurry photos. Although many use burst mode for action shots, it can definitely be used to try and get as many photos as possible, it’s important to have options! To use burst mode, just hold down the shutter button, you’ll see a number count on how many photos you’ve taken and can narrow them down from there. 

Use An Editing Apps and Filters!

Sometimes what a photo needs to pop is a little editing. The key to editing an iPhone picture is to not over do it. Some easy to use apps like Adobe Lightroom and Snapseed are completely free and will have your picture looking super professional with just a few tweaks.

iPhones make it extremely easy to take amazing pictures without having to splurge on extra equipment! With these 5 easy tips, you can produce the content of your dreams without breaking the bank.