Every iPhone owner is urged to change these camera settings TODAY
If you’re an iPhone regular, you should consider diving into your camera settings.
You can instantly improve the quality of photos and videos by making a few simple adjustments.
Nothing can replace a beautiful subject, a beautiful frame and a brilliant composition.
But if you shoot with the wrong settings, you’re already on your feet.
We’ve rounded up some of the best iPhone camera settings to help you on your way to Instagram stardom.
Keep in mind that some of these tricks won’t work if you’re using very old iPhone models.
Change your photo format
First, check your formats.
You may be using High Efficiency, which is great for reducing file sizes, but ultimately compresses your images.
But you can opt for the most compatible instead, which changes from HEVC to JPEG/H.264.
Go to Settings > Camera > Formats and toggle the setting.
If you’re really into professional shooting, you can also enable Apple ProRAW for photos and Apple ProRes for video on newer iPhone models.
These files will take up much more space.
For example, a minute of ProRes at 4K will take up 6GB – so use that with caution.
Enable HDR video
You can also enable HDR video.
HDR, or High Dynamic Range, helps you capture images with lots of light and dark.
So imagine a subject in the foreground against a bright sky.
If you go to Settings > Camera > Record Video, you can change that.
Increase resolution and frame rate
You can also change the resolution at which your camera captures video.
This is the number of pixels in the image – packing in more detail.
Go to Settings > Camera > Record Video and choose between the options.
You can also select different frame rates, providing a smoother look – although 4K at 24fps is closer to the “cinematic” film feel than at 60fps.
On a brand new iPhone 13 Pro, you’ll have up to six options:
- HD 720p at 30 fps
- HD 1080p at 30 fps
- HD 1080p at 60 fps
- 4K at 24 fps
- 4K at 30 fps
- 4K at 60 fps
But beware: you will use more storage space with high resolution and high frame rate images.
It’s simple, but very effective.
The grid is very important when setting up photo composition.
It only appears in the viewfinder, so you won’t see it in your actual photos.
To use it, go to Settings > Camera, then set the grid toggle to ON, under Composition.
The grid makes it easy to use the “rule of thirds” where you place subjects where the lines meet to make your shots look better.
With the new iPhone 13, Apple introduced Photographic Styles – special “filter-style” camera presets that enhance the look of your photos.
You choose them before taking a photo, giving your images a fresh and different look.
The first is Standard – the default iPhone option which should work best in most situations.
So there is Rich contrast, which promises “darker shadows, richer colors, and strong contrast” for a dramatic look.
The third is Vibrant style, which delivers “wonderfully bright, vivid colors” for what Apple describes as a “bright yet natural look.”
fourth is Warm style, adding golden undertones for a much warmer photo.
And the fifth is the opposite of that – cool styling – with blue undertones for a cooler feel.
go to Settings > Camera > Photographic Styles to change the chosen mode.
Once you’ve selected a photography style, you’ll see it appear at the top right of the Camera app.
You can tap it to change your style at any time.
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