Apple Shares Even More iPhone Photography Tutorial Videos

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    Apple maintains a photography tutorial section on its website for those interested in stepping up their iPhone photography, and it's regularly updated with new videos. Apple also uploads its iPhone tutorial videos to YouTube.

    Apple this afternoon shared four new videos on YouTube that will eventually be added to the site, covering shooting with light and shadow, shooting using the rule of thirds, trimming video on an iPhone, and shooting a time-lapse video.





    Each video is approximately 40 seconds in length, ideal for use on social media. These videos are straight and to the point, offering step by step instructions on taking advantage of different iPhone features.

    Apple has been sharing these iPhone photography tutorials for well over a year, and the site has a collection of videos on capturing different types of photos, best editing practices, taking advantage of environmental factors like lighting, and more.

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  2. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

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    These are the kinds of things people use their phone for on a daily basis, so Apple focuses on promoting them.
     
  3. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    Gotta admit, that rule-of-thirds guide is pretty clunky; it’s odd that there isn’t an option to hide/show grid in the Camera app.
     
  4. citysnaps macrumors 601

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    You can turn the grid off in the Camera app prefs (in Settings). Not quite as handy.
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    These are excellent tips for people getting started.
     
  5. bchery21 macrumors 6502a

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    These tips are helpful. Might seem obvious to some but still very useful to others.
     
  6. alexandr macrumors regular

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    these videos create some serious competition for professional photographers...
     
  7. KPandian1 macrumors 65816

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    Nice angle - lessons in photography and the device.
     
  8. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    Those cameras are getting more pro every year, so it makes sense to add additional training content.
     
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    After seeing Pixel 3 photos taken in a dark room, I think Pixel phones which use Machine Learning to recreate the scene are way ahead of the latest iPhone. I took the photo at the same time with my iPhone Xsmax. Not sure if there was something different I could do to get nothing but a dark photo compared to Pixel photo as if the room had lights switched on.
     
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    Doesn’t the Pixel 3 have a feature for enhancing photos shot at night? Might be why it was brighter compared to your XS Max.
     
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    Usually, when I make photographs in low light, I don't want them artificially enhanced to the point where it looks they were shot in bright light. That ruins what I'm trying to achieve.

    Museum.jpg
     
  12. MintzMintz macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly what original comment says... it's not in Camera App... and not as convenient

    Plus - once you know the rule-of-thirds - I don' think you need grid - it's easy to visualize...
    Grid helps in leveling though - if that helps !!!
     
  13. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    1. Launch Camera App
    2. Point camera at subject (try to be still)
    3. Push button.

    That didn't take a YouTube video.
     
  14. citysnaps macrumors 601

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    Which video was that? Did I miss something?
     
  15. Peperino macrumors 6502

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    Helpful...

    Now where are the videos on how to build a computer? cause lately updating cycles has been a disaster.
     
  16. markaceto macrumors member

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    Love that Richard Serra at Dia Beacon.
     
  17. I7guy macrumors P6

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    Like the:
    - step 1
    - step 2
    - step 3
    - step 4

    theme in the videos.
     
  18. citysnaps macrumors 601

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    That one’s at SF Moma.
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    Same here. Clear and to the point.
     
  19. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    And for those of use who are more experienced photographers? How about a better camera for low light? The iPhone camera is still absolutely garbage in low light taking videos, even on my XS Max. :/
     
  20. iMEric984 macrumors regular

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    The iPhone has the best video out. It depends on how much available light there is in the scene.
     
  21. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    During the day or with sufficient light, it takes the best video I've seen. But come night time and I hate to say I've seen much better low light videos from the Pixel and Galaxy phones.
     
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    While the iPhone camera is an amazing piece of technology in such a small device, bottom line is: it is absolutely the worst camera I have ever owned. Maybe not the camera per se, since it's so small, but definitely the photographs it produces. I've never owned a crappier picture taker than an iPhone, but since I always have it with me and I don't care about quality anymore- I use it for snapshots (I eventually delete) - because it's so handy.
     
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    In absolute terms I have certainly owned worse cameras than my iPhone. It certainly has its limitations and for getting really good pictures you need to keep those in mind. As you point out: for available use at any time it is super convenient it it just the wrong tool for the job. (This also happens with my better camera when I decide I only need one lens and discover I am wrong.)
     
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    You're being sarcastic, right?

    Relying on AI and various software crutches in order to "get the shot" is all well and good when all you have is your smartphone. However, there is no substitute for having a real camera w/ interchangeable lenses and an in-depth understanding of shutter speed, depth of field, f-stop, and basic rules of composition.

    Apple has always been great at reducing the complex to the very simple and bringing it to the masses.
     
  25. iMEric984 macrumors regular

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    Funny because reviews I’ve seen show the iPhone having the best low light video. Pixel isn’t good at videos at all. Galaxy is ok but over exposes a lot. Night sight for stills is a cool feature and works good for stills, as long as there is no motion. It requires 4 seconds to snap. Sometimes it looks way too fake bringing in way too much light that just isn’t there.
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    Funny because my 7+ took amazing pics and video. Now that I have the Max, people are blown away at the pictures I can take.
     

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