Take Better Photos With Your iPhone

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Camera Grid

When you are taking photos with your iPhone, it is extremely easy to end up taking wonky photos. By using the optional built it camera grid, you will be able to take much more professional looking photos. The grid can help you to line up the image with the horizon and even help to position subjects within your image to create interesting and artistic photos.

To switch on the camera grid on iOS 8 and later, go to 'Settings' and then scroll down to 'Photos & Camera' and from this menu, you will be able to toggle on the camera grid.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

One of the easiest ways to improve your iPhone photo quality is to use the HDR feature. 
When the HDR function is switched on, your iPhone will take three shots  simultaneously. One shot is bright, one is normal and the other is dark. The three images will then be merged together into one photo to provide the best image detail. It is recommended that HDR is set to 'Auto' as this will allow the iPhone camera to automatically decide when HDR is needed and when it is not.

Camera Flash

Although the later versions of the iPhone have got a much improved flash using the latest technology such as 'True Tone' flash, it is still just an LED light and can create images to look unnatural and overexposed. 
By turning the flash off, photos look much more natural and can be edited after the photo has been taken. Even in dark situations, editing the lightness or darkness of the image after taken it can produce much more favorable results.

Camera App's Hidden features

There are two tools in the built in camera app that are not apparent, but can make all the difference to your photos. 
The first tool is 'Auto focus adjustment'. Your iPhone camera will automatically focus on what it thinks you are taking a photo of. You can override this by tapping on an area of the screen that you would like the camera to focus on.

The second hidden tool is the 'Auto-exposure adjustment'. This allows you to lighten or darken the image before taking the photo. To use this feature, tap the screen and either swipe up or down to add or remove light to the photo.


When taking photos of landscapes or in low light situations, a tripod can be an essential accessory. Tripods are available at a very reasonable price and can help create sharp and blur-free images.


When taking a photo on your iPhone, you have the option to zoom in using the digital zoom feature. By doing this, the image is cropped blown up and a noise reduction algorithm is added. 
It is recommended that you zoom in after the image has been taken. This way you have  a full resolution image to work with and no compromising on quality. The image can then be zoomed and cropped later.

Additional Apps

If you are feeling adventurous, there are many third part apps available from the app store what provide many filters and additional editing tools. There are even apps available that provide complete manual control when taking photos.

Buy Second Hand

If you are currently in the market for an iPhone or are thinking about upgrading, it is possible to save a lot of money by purchasing your iPhone second hand. Most of the iPhone line up have excellent cameras so there is no need to have the latest and greatest iPhone available.

Second-handphones sell a wide variety of iPhones to suit all budgets. Click on the link to be taken to the Second-hand phones eBay store.  http://stores.ebay.co.uk/qualityusedmobiles/
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