Apple has shared some tips today on getting the most out of Portrait mode photos on the iPhone 7 Plus. Talking to photographers of various fields, each provides tips on how they’re taking photos with the devices in their day-to-day lives and how the device has impressed them.
According to Flickr’s camera data, the iPhone 7 Plus is currently ranked #6 within the Apple cameras in the Flickr Community at over 5 million uploaded items. A quick skim through the images shows off some gorgeous photography the camera can achieve.
While iOS does come with a built-in Tips app, it doesn’t yet explain Portrait mode on iOS. The tips shared today by the photographers should help others understand the various capabilities the dual camera on the iPhone 7 Plus provides. Quotes from fashion and lifestyle, celebrity, travel, and wedding photographers help cover the gamut and possibilities of what can be achieved with the phone.
Fashion and lifestyle photographer JerSean Golatt says that the iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait mode “adds value for those with lower than commercial budgets”. He recommends to “get up close to your subject to bring out the details.” Benj Haisch a wedding photographer says that “having soft, diffused lighting will help with keeping the photo flattering to your subject. Find a space that isn’t too busy or distracting, as Portrait mode will create a photo that really pops.” Jump through to Apple’s full post for the other photographer’s tips.
Our own Zac Hall spent a weekend testing Portrait mode with the iPhone 7 Plus outdoors and shared some of his initial impressions from the iOS 10.1 beta before. We’d like to know what tips you’ve got. Found anything in your Portrait mode experiences not quite covered anywhere else? Share your photos and ideas below!