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The 9 Most Effective iPhone Photography Tips for Better Photos

It’s a whole new way to use your iPhone to record moments and surroundings. iPhone photography is the same as photography without a camera and editing without a computer.

By PhotojaanicPublished 2 years ago 4 min read

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What is iPhone Photography?

How can you get the most out of your iPhone photography?

1. Clean lens

2. Prevent camera shake

3. Grid composition

4. Depth

What is iPhone Photography?

It’s a whole new way to use your iPhone to record moments and surroundings. iPhone photography is the same as photography without a camera and editing without a computer. Although iPhone cameras are less sophisticated than DSLR cameras, the quality of a photograph is determined by factors other than the equipment used. It’s all about your imagination, composition, and command of the tools at your disposal. Learning to shoot better iPhone shots is simple, and it’s a terrific way to save money on camera equipment while also making more room in your backpack.

How can you get the most out of your iPhone photography?

Even though we carry iPhones with professional-quality cameras these days, not everyone knows how to capture professional-quality images. Some people devote years to learning professional photography skills.

However, all you need are a few basic iPhone photography skills. Like any new ability, iPhone photography requires practice and experimenting, but even beginners can create excellent iPhone images with minimal effort.

Use these tips and tricks to improve your shots.

1. Clean lens

It is easy, but so many of us overlook it! Because our phones’ cameras lack lens shields, they become filthy in our hands, wallets, bags, and so on, resulting in smudges, dust spots, or hazy regions on our images. To clean the lens, use a microfiber cloth or the inside of your shirt. If you remember to do this frequently, your images will be a lot sharper. This is especially critical if you’re using any of those iPhone clip-on lenses, such as macro lenses.

2. Prevent camera shake

The sharpness of an image is one of the primary aspects of photography. This signifies that you want the subject to be sharply focused, with no (unintended) blurring.

A shaky camera is one of the factors that influence photo clarity. Shaky cameras result in poor photo composition, blurred images, and poor focus quality.

Image blur due to the camera shaking while taking a photo using iPhone

You can shoot images by clicking the white shutter button, volume key, or volume key from a wired or wireless earphone. I recommend using earphones. To achieve minimal camera movement, we must manage our breathing, keep the iPhone as motionless as possible, and provide as little disruption to the iPhone as possible.

You may use a tripod for more difficult photographs, such as low-light photos, action shots, or photos of moving water. But you will need to invest in an iPhone tripod to remove camera shaking for razor-sharp images.


• For levelling your smartphone on the tripod, use iPhone’s system app Compass.

• When using a tripod you’ll need to use a self-timer.

3. Grid composition

iPhone camera settings menu for grid composition

Composition, or how the components in a shot are ordered, is one of the most important principles in photography. Your iPhone camera’s grid function can help you improve your composition abilities. Placing your major themes along these lines results in more aesthetically appealing photographs.

The Rule of 3s, for example, stipulates that when splitting the shot into thirds, horizontal and vertical, the subject should be positioned along the lines. Turning on the grid function on your iPhone camera will allow you to simply begin practising these guidelines, displaying precisely where the grid lines are to assist frame your shot.

You may enable the grid by heading to Settings > Camera > Grid (under the Composition menu). Grid lines appear on your capture screen to help you compose your photo.

4. Depth

Most photographs seem better when they have a feeling of depth to them. Adding depth draws the viewer’s eye into the scene. This is especially true for landscape photography. There are various strategies for adding depth to your photographs.

• In your composition, use leading lines. Roads, walkways, railway tracks, waterways, and fences are all good places to start. Compose your image so that the line runs from the foreground to the distance. This guides the spectator through the scene, making your photograph more interesting.

The scenic beauty of mountains covered with snow captured using an iPhone

• Include a foreground element. Look for intriguing pebbles, flowers, leaves, or other items. If you’re having problems including foreground components in your photo, shoot from a lower angle. Include subjects in the foreground, center ground, and background. This simple iPhone photography trick will immediately increase the three-dimensionality of your photos.

• Something in the foreground should be used to frame the photograph. Archways, window frames, and overhanging tree branches are all possibilities. By shooting across a frame, the viewer’s attention is drawn to the scene beyond. This is a wonderful technique for adding depth to your photos.

Pro Tip: Portrait mode may also be used to add depth to a shot.

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