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How To Use Apple Camera For Photography




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Apple Camera User Guide and Manual For Beginners

IOS 15.5.0


What’s New

• Photographic Styles.
• Macro Photography Mode.
• QuickTake.
• Adjust Focus and Exposure.
• Night Mode.
• Smart HDR.

Apple Camera App

Apple Camera App comes standard (free) with all Apple IOS Devices.

We don’t recommend using Apple Camera for Professional Filmmaking, Cinematography or Videography, because there are no Exposure Controls for Shutter Speed, White Balance or ISO. Apple Camera does not support Anamorphic Lenses or Bluetooth Microphones. We recommend FiLMiC Pro for Filmmaking, Cinematography or Videography.

For Digital Photography, Apple Camera is a Very Good App. We Love Live Photo, Smart HDR and Macro Mode.

In this Apple Camera User Guide, you’ll Learn How To Use Apple Camera for Apple iPhone Photography.

Apple Camera Photographic Styles

Apple Photographic Styles are applied before you take a photo. They cannot be added after the photo is taken.

Photographic Styles: Standard | Rich Contrast | Vibrant | Warm | Cool. We like Rich Contrast.

Apple Camera Smart HDR Example
Apple Camera Smart HDR Example

Smart HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Available on the Apple iPhone 8 Models and up, HDR helps you get great shots in high-contrast situations, such as sunrises and sunsets. The Apple iPhone takes several shots in rapid succession at different exposures, then blends them together to bring out more highlights and shadow details. Smart HDR is enabled automatically when it’s more effective. HDR can be enabled/disabled on some Apple iPhone Models in the Camera Control Panel.

“Sunset From Our Front Porch” (Photo: Top) has a lot of dark shadows in the foreground trees and a very bright sky. This shot is difficult to shoot using a DSLR Camera. Smart HDR correctly exposed the dark trees and the bright sky to produce what the photo actually looked like.

Apple Camera Macro Mode Example
Apple Camera Macro Mode Example

Macro Mode Macro Mode

Only available on the Apple iPhone 13 Pro and Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max (the main reason we upgraded from the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max), Macro Mode uses the new Ultra Wide Camera with advanced lens and auto focus system for close-ups as close as 2cm Minimum Focus Distance. Macro Mode has to be enabled in the Camera Control Panel, but is automatically applied anytime the Apple iPhone Camera gets very close to a subject.

“Azalea in Bloom” (Photo: Top) close-up / macro photography was shot within a few inches of the flower, but retains a wide depth of field.

Note: If you are mounting any external lenses (Moment 2x), Disable Macro Mode otherwise you will see the side of the lens. Macro Mode takes amazing macro photos and close-up photos.

QuickTake

You can use QuickTake to record videos without switching out of Photo Mode. Just press and hold the shutter button to start recording. You can also use the Volume Up or Down Buttons to capture a QuickTake Video.

Adjust Manual Focus and Exposure

Apple Camera automatically sets the focus and exposure and face detection. You can use Exposure Compensation Control to precisely set and lock the Exposure.

Apple Camera Night Mode Example
Apple Camera Night Mode Example

Night Mode Night Mode

Only available on the Apple iPhone 11, 12 and 13, Night Mode captures photos when the camera detects a low-light situation. Night Mode Automatically turns on. Due to the slower shutter speed used, it is recommended to hold the Apple iPhone very still or use an iPhone Tripod. “Downtown Blowing Rock” (Photo: Top) was shot hand held using a 5% Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filter on an Apple iPhone 13 Pro, ƒ/1.5, 1/30th of a second.

When the Night Mode Button Night Mode turns Yellow, Night mode is On. Tap the Shutter button, then hold your iPhone still to capture the shot. To experiment with Night mode, tap the Night Mode Button Night Mode, then move the slider below the frame to adjust the exposure time.

Live Photo Live Photo

Live Photo can be enabled or disabled in Apple Camera. Live photo takes a series of images, 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after the key photo. To play a Live Photo, just tap and hold the photo. Live Photo Stills can be easily converted into 3 Second Videos. You can also stitch together 5 Live Photos to produce a 15 second Reel for Instagram. Also try using Burst Mode with taking Live Photos.



Apple Camera Settings For Photography




Apple Camera Settings For Photography

Here are our Recommended Settings for Apple Camera For Photography.

GENERAL SETTINGS

Format –> Most Compatible (JPG).
Apple ProRaw –> Off.
Apple ProRes –> Off.
Use Volume Up for Burst –> On.
Grid –> On.
Photography Styles –> Standard or Rich Contrast Work Well.
Prioritize Faster Shooting –> Off (Affects Quality).
Lens Correction –> On.
Macro Control –> On (Disable if Mounting any External Lenses).

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How To Rename Files On Your Apple iPhone




Apple iPhone Files App
Apple iPhone Files App

How To Rename Your Photo Files On Your Apple iPhone

Many Photography Contests want the Photos renamed in a Certain Format. Here’s How To Rename Photos on your Apple iPhone.

1. Open the Apple iPhone Files App.

2) Select the File you want to Rename.

3) Long Press on the File.

4) Select Rename and Type in the New Name.

5) Press Done.



How To Save Your Files To SD Card




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Many Photography Contests want the Photos renamed and put on a SD Card. Here’s How To Save Photos to SD Card on your Apple iPhone This procedure can also be used to Backup Your Apple iPhone Photos to SD Card.

1. Insert the SD Card into the Apple SD Card Reader and plug it into your Apple iPhone.

2. Open the Apple iPhone Files App.

3) Select the File(s) You Want to Save To the SD Card.

4) Select the SD Card at the Bottom.

5) Press Save. This may take a few minutes, depending on the SD Card Transfer Speed and the Number of Files.



How To Save Files To Your Mac




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How To Save Your Photo Files To Your Mac

1. Connect your Apple iPhone via USB-C to Lightning Cable to your Mac and Launch Image Capture.

2. Select the Files you want to Save to your Computer. Click Save To... and select a directory on your Mac.

3. After File Transfer, you can Delete any Files from your Apple iPhone by Selecting and pressing the Delete Key.






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