you have a camera on your phone? If you do, there’s a good chance that
you have a setting called “portrait mode.” If you’re not using this
feature regularly, you’re missing out on taking some incredible images!
Here’s where to find it when you open your camera app on your iPhone.
If your phone doesn’t come with this feature, there are some third party apps that you can download to achieve similar results. One to try is called FOCUS.
Straight from the Apple website, “Portrait mode uses the dual cameras to create a depth-of-field effect — letting you compose a photo that keeps your subject sharp with a blurred background.”
The most simple explanation is that using this mode replicates the effect of taking a picture with a big fancy camera and a special portrait lens. If you didn’t know that already, I hope your mind is blown! And if you know all about Portrait mode already, are you pushing yourself to take frame-worthy images with it?
The best use of Portrait mode is to capture images where there is a subject you want to isolate from the background. One to two people is ideal, and you’re going to want them to be relatively still. Here are some examples of images taken with my iPhone on Portrait mode
I share even more detailed tips on getting the most out of Portrait mode in my Smartphone Photography class. Sign up for the waitlist to hear when the digital course opens up for booking again and when the next in-person class is held.
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