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How to Record Time Lapse Video on iPad

Jul 6, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to record Time Lapse Video with iPad Camera

The iPad Camera has the ability to record beautiful time-lapse videos. Time-lapse offers a fun way to record activities and events over time, for example it can be a fun way to record a video of a fireworks show, a busy road, clouds moving in the sky, the change in colors of a sunrise or … Read More

How to Disable Smart HDR on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Feb 26, 2019 - 3 Comments
Smart HDR example photo from Apple taken with iPhone XS

The newest iPhone models include a camera feature called Smart HDR which aims to extend the High Dynamic Range feature to bring out even more details in the shadows and highlights of a photo. This is done automatically by iOS by blending together multiple exposures of the picture taken by iPhone camera, which is then … Read More

Watch 10 Helpful iPhone Photography Tip Videos from Apple

Feb 23, 2019 - 1 Comment
iPhone photography tips from Apple

Apple has posted a series of quick videos covering some helpful iPhone photography tips. If you’re one of the many people who use their iPhone as their primary camera, you’ll likely find some of them to be informative. You’ll find a variety of photography topics covered in the short videos, ranging from how to take … Read More

How to Add a Border to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Feb 21, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to add a border to a photo on iPhone or iPad

Want to add a simple border to a picture with an iPhone or iPad? We’ll show you a simple trick that allows you to place a colored border around a photo in iOS, without needing any additional downloads or apps. To accomplish this, we’ll be using two photo editing features native to iOS, thereby allowing … Read More

How to Use Live Photo Effects to Capture Action Photos with iPhone or iPad

Jul 4, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to use Live Photos Effects on iPhone or iPad

Action shots can be some of the more difficult to capture moments for photographers, but the Live Photos feature on iPhone and iPad makes the job easier. Plus with the help of the new Live Photos Effects capabilities, you can add a looping or bouncing effect to the images, which makes the task of capturing … Read More

How to Snap Portrait Mode-Style Photos on Any iPhone with Focus Mode for Instagram

May 25, 2018 - 1 Comment
Instagram icon

Using Portrait Mode to achieve a depth effect on photos may be limited to certain iPhone models with dual-camera lenses, but a variety of third party apps are bringing similar portrait mode photography features to all other iPhones too. Instagram is one of them, with a “Focus” feature that captures pictures using a similar depth … Read More

How to Use Portrait Camera on iPhone XS, XR, iPhone X, XS Max, iPhone 8 Plus, & iPhone 7 Plus

May 6, 2018 - 5 Comments
Portrait Mode camera on iPhone

Portrait Camera mode is a nice feature available to some of the newer iPhone models. As the name implies, it’s ideally suited for taking portraits of people, animals, or objects, and it uses a digital blur to create a depth effect on captured images.

Check Out These Stunning 50 Megapixel iPhone Panorama Images Shot from a Plane

Jan 19, 2018 - 2 Comments
iPhone aerial photographer panoramas

Imagine strapping an iPhone 7 to the bottom of an airplane, placing the camera into Panorama mode, and then flying around and capturing giant sweeping panorama images of the ground as you fly over it. The images would probably look pretty amazing, right? Well there’s no reason to imagine what they’d look like, because one … Read More

How to Take Long Exposure Photos on iPhone & iPad with Live Photos

Jan 10, 2018 - 3 Comments
Take Long Exposure photos on iPhone and iPad with Live Photos

You’re probably aware of Live Photos by now, the interesting iPhone and iPad feature that transforms a regular image capture into a brief movie clip. But the latest versions of iOS support an assortment of exciting Live Photo effects, including an ability to easilyy create beautiful long exposure images. Long Exposure photography is typically left … Read More

20 Great iPhone Photography Tips via Apple

May 11, 2017 - 6 Comments
How to shoot with iPhone photography tips

Many of us rely on iPhone as our primary camera, but no matter how great (or not) you are at photography, who couldn’t use some advice on taking even better pictures? That’s why it’s worth checking out a “how to shoot” web series that Apple has created, which includes a helpful series of 20 short … Read More

How to Take Better Selfies with iPhone by Using Selfie Flash

Mar 23, 2017 - 4 Comments
iPhone selfie with selfie flash active on camera

The new iPhone includes many improvements to the camera, including a great selfie flash feature that lights up the screen to provide some light fill into your selfies taken with the iPhone front facing camera. This basically uses a little software trick to add a flash to the front facing camera of iPhone, preventing you … Read More

How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad

Feb 13, 2017 - 27 Comments
How to markup photos on iPhone or iPad

The excellent Markup ability in iOS allows iPhone and iPad users to write, draw, and markup on any photo or picture stored on their device. This offers a nice way to highlight or emphasize something on an image, and while it can be used for fun it’s equally as useful for professional users as well … Read More

How to Use 2x Optical Zoom on iPhone 7 Plus Camera

Dec 27, 2016 - 5 Comments
Dual lens optical zoom camera on iPhone

The iPhone 7 Plus includes dual camera lenses, with the secondary lens allowing for 2x optical zoom with a 10x digital zoom modifier. Using the 2x optical zoom feature on iPhone Plus is excellent and easy, but it works slightly different from zooming on a regular iPhone camera, which is accomplished with a pinch gesture.

How to Set the Default Camera Mode on iPhone

Dec 14, 2016 - 5 Comments
Set default camera mode with preserve camera setting in iOS

The iPhone Camera defaults to opening to Photo so that you can take pictures with the iPhone camera quickly. A new feature available in iOS lets you set the default camera mode to another option however, meaning you can default to opening the camera to Video, Square, Slow-Motion, Time-Lapse, Portrait, Panorama, or the standard Photo … Read More

How to Take Live Photos with iPhone for Great Action Photos

Jul 4, 2016 - 2 Comments
Take Live Photos with iPhone Camera

Action sequences are notoriously difficult to get a picture of, and that’s where taking photos with Live Photo on iPhone can be particularly great. This is especially true with any activity shots or moving items, whether it’s for sports, people goofing around, or various celebrations. For those with newer iPhone models, using the ability to … Read More

How to Convert a Live Photo to Still Photo on iPhone

Apr 18, 2016 - 4 Comments
Convert a Live Photo to a Still Photo

The Live Photos feature on new iPhone cameras is fun and interesting as it turns a still photo into a short live action clip automatically. While you can turn the Live Photos feature off and on easily with a quick toggle, another approach is to not think about it by leaving the feature on, then … Read More

How to Increase Color Saturation of a Picture in Mac OS X with Preview

Mar 6, 2016 - 11 Comments
How to adjust color saturation of an image in Mac OS X

An images color saturation is expressed by the intensity of the color of a picture, thus a picture modified with higher saturation will appear with vivid colors, and a picture with the lowest saturation winds up turning a picture to black and white. Adjusting saturation is a common photo editing technique to both enhance or … Read More

How to Add Vignette to Pictures in Photos for Mac OS X

Nov 20, 2015 - 23 Comments

You can add a nice vignette effect to any picture, image, or photo kept in the Photos app on the Mac. The vignette tool allows for adjustments and customizations for the strength of the pictures vignetting effect, which is basically a dark soft border along the edges of a picture intended to draw the viewers … Read More

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