Best iPhone 11 camera tricks
9th December, 2019 |
Categories: photography, iPhone
Heralded as ‘Apple’s top phone for 2019’ by Techradar, the iPhone 11 packs in the majority of the pricier 11 Pro’s first-rate camera technology, making it the perfect pick for photographers on a budget.
What better way to enjoy getting snap-happy than to learn some cool new camera tricks?
Of course, even ‘affordably priced’ iPhones require quite a hefty investment, as does any Apple gadget.
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We’re tech-lovers, too, so check out our handy camera tricks to help you get the most out of your shiny new iPhone 11!
How do I take the best possible selfies with an iPhone 11?
The iPhone 11 boasts a 12-megapixel front camera; however, you may be unaware that, when held vertically, the iPhone 11’s image sensor defaults to a zoomed in 7-megapixel snap.
For sharper shots, you can zoom out to the original 12-megapixel camera, by tapping the on-screen expand button.
If you take selfies from a horizontal position, the camera defaults to 12-megapixel frame, as wider shots often include more people and background. If you wish, you can opt to zoom in for a 7-megapixel photo.
How do I take ultra-wide shots on my iPhone 11?
Love nothing more than an ultra-wide snap? The iPhone 11’s got you covered, with its 12-megapixel rear camera – one that equals a 13mm DSLR lens.
Stunning landscape and cityscape shots will be even more impressive, thanks to the camera’s 120-degree scope.
To shoot using the ultra-wide lens, hit the 1x button: this will trigger a shift to the 0.5x lens. After that, the world is literally your smartphone’s oyster – just make sure you have dependable iPhone insurance.
How does the iPhone 11 take pictures in night mode?
When you invest in an Apple gadget, you know you’re getting super smart technology.
On the iPhone 11, users can enjoy that rare feature: an excellent night mode.
It automatically switches on when you’re snapping in the dark, setting it apart from Android phones that demand a manual selection.
You can find the night mode option beside the flash icon.
Once you tap, a clever meter pops up, signalling to the photographer the amount of time the iPhone needs to be held still for.
After setting the ideal exposure time, the meter counts down, making for beautifully clear night-time shots.
If you want to alter the default night mode exposure (or turn it off entirely), you can make changes by tapping the night mode icon.
For extra-long exposures, try mounting your iPhone on a tripod. A nifty gyroscopic sensor will pick up on this, increasing exposure time to as much as 30 seconds.
Can the iPhone 11 take pictures and record video at the same time?
Yes, it can! Using the iPhone 11’s new QuickTake addition, you can push down the shutter button and record video from within photo mode, capturing screenshots simultaneously by pressing the little shutter button, found in the corner of the screen.
Both front and rear cameras can use QuickTake, but bear in mind: your videos will be taken in whatever aspect ratio you selected during your last photoshoot.
If you wish to take your video in a specific aspect ratio, ensure you set the desired photo aspect ratio beforehand.
How do I change the aspect ratio on my iPhone 11?
While older iPhone models only have two aspect ratios – 1:1 (square) and 4:3 (rectangle) – each with their respective shooting modes, the iPhone 11 has a single shooting mode, within which all aspect ratio settings are housed.
The iPhone 11 has three aspect ratios: 1:1, 4:3 and the freshest addition, 16:9. To alter the aspect ratio, simply swipe upward on-screen: this will display a new selection of camera settings.
How do I burst shoot on an iPhone 11?
Now that QuickTake videos are recorded by pressing down the shutter button, some iPhone users have been disappointed to find that holding down a volume button also defaults to a QuickTake video recording – this cannot be altered in Settings.
So, how do you burst shoot on the iPhone 11?
A single tap on one of the volume buttons still snaps a picture, but if you want to burst shoot, you’ll have to swipe.
For horizonal burst shooting, swipe down from the shutter button; for vertical burst shooting, swipe left. Simple!
How do I recompose videos or photos on the iPhone 11?
If you take photos using the wide or 2x telephoto lens, it’s worth getting to grips with the iPhone 11’s composition setting.
From here, you can opt to turn on ‘videos capture outside the frame’ or ‘photos capture outside the frame’.
These options allow users to edit videos and photos, re-incorporating details that were previously cut out of the frame.
Using the editing tools offered by the Photos app, you can zoom out of shots, recovering elements that weren’t captured in the original shot.
Recomposition is made possible by the presence of additional cameras that also capture (wider) versions of a photo each time you press the shutter.
This is why you cannot recompose shots taken with the ultra-wide camera: at that point, you’ve run out of cameras to grab extra pixels from!
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