A Guide to the Fundamentals of iPhone Photography

With the new iPhone announced, the world is presumably about to see the most popular camera change. Here is a short guide to the basics of iPhone photography with some tips and tricks rolled in.

I'm one of the heathens that has never owned an Apple product. I don't wear it as a badge of honor, but I am glad to have avoided the expense. That said, the iPhone 12 is an impressive feat of technology with much of what is going on in the inside, and I have no doubts the camera will follow suit. Apple realize that one of the chief concerns of many of their userbase is the camera, and so bleeding every last bit of optical quality would have been a priority, as would the refinement of the software that underpins it.

In this video, Pye Jirsa of SLR Lounge, goes through the basics of mobile phone photography and some tips for improving yours. While this is focussed at iPhone users (and it's timely in that regard,) the tips contained are universal — all mobile phone photographers could benefit. It doesn't matter how expensive your camera and glass was, at some point or another you're going to be taking a shot with your phone, so it's worth knowing how to get the most out of it. That's not to mention, any time anyone wants to take a picture, their mobile phone will end up in your hands because "you're a photographer."

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Light is your friend. For optimal results, make sure there's plenty of it.

Reyes Adobe's picture

“mobile phone photographers.” Fml.