“Dom, how do you get those photos up so clear?” Harrison asked.
This was a question from the team captain on a recent primary school athletics trip.
Following his own success on the track and in the field, we captured a few photos to share on social media.
Although the jury is still out on the phone vs proper camera debate, the secret to the successful photos Harry was talking about lies in the iPhone’s Portrait Mode.
Before getting started, it's important to note that this mode, through the iPhone's camera app, is only available on the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X-series.
Step one. Unlock your phone and open the "Camera" app.
Step two. From the options down the bottom of the app, select PORTRAIT. If this is not available, you may need to update your iPhone or this mode may not be available on your device.
Step three. Frame your subject and shot.
A helpful tip for this step is to follow the prompts on screen about moving closer or further back. These will appear at the top of the screen, and you'll need some patience here to get the framing right.
The main areas should turn yellow when correctly framed and ready to take your photo.
Step four. Capture the shot.
Following the steps above and the on-screen prompts, hit the capture button to grab that shot.
Your image is now saved to your camera roll where you can view it and share it.
Here are some of my tips to really get the most out of Portrait Mode:
Hopefully, you'll find this quick tip useful particularly in the lead up to Christmas. It's quick and easy way to capture beautiful photos of your family and friends.
January 14, 2019
A common issue clients face when updating their own website, here's a quick tip about how to optimise an image to reduce a page's load speed.
December 23, 2018
With a new year and new opportunities around the corner, Dominic shares five signs that may suggest it's time to consider an update for your small business website.