1. Open the Camera app.
2. Swipe to Photo mode and tap the Live Photo icon. It
looks like a target and it will turn yellow when it’s on.
3. Take a picture.
4. To apply a Live Photo effect, open your Photos app
and select the Live Photo.
5. Swipe up until you see Effects.
6. Select from Loop, Bounce, or Long Exposure.
Loop turns your Live Photo into a video loop, while Bounce
makes your Live Photo move back and forth. Long Exposure
is the most exciting of the features. It creates an effect that
used to be possible only with a long-exposure app or a DSLR/
mirrorless camera. Experiment with traffic at dusk or with
fireworks in the night sky to capture light trails. Apply it to
a waterfall or any body of water to give it that silky smooth
appearance. If you want Live Photo effects to look their best,
use a tripod when shooting to keep your iPhone steady.
Try a Filter to Change the Mood
Filters are the most commonly used of the
iPhone camera effects, which allow you to
make your image more vivid or dramatic. To
get started, launch the Camera app. You’ll see
three overlapping white circles on your screen. Tap on them to
access a number of “looks” you can apply to your image be-
fore you shoot. The circles turn red, green, and blue when one
of the filters is activated.
Always remember to use filters sparingly. Concentrate on
taking good pictures first, then apply a filter to see if it provides the subtle enhancement or mood you envisioned.
Condense a Long Event with Time-Lapse
Have you ever wanted to create a video of
a sunrise or sunset? Like, the whole thing —
from darkness to daylight or dusk to dark? This
is where Time-Lapse mode can come in handy.
The entire process is quite simple, but you will need to keep
your iPhone perfectly still, so get a tripod or place your iPhone
somewhere it won’t move.
1. Find the ideal landscape you want to capture. Make
sure you treat this part as if you were taking a picture.
Be sure everything in the viewfinder is properly composed, allowing for the location of the sun’s rising or
2. Swipe to Time-Lapse mode and tap the red button to
3. Once your event has ended (e.g., the sun has set or risen), press the shutter button again to stop the time-lapse.
Time-Lapse can be used on anything you want, not just
sunrises and sunsets. For instance, you could attach your
iPhone to the dashboard of your car and record your daily
commute to work.
Use HDR to Balance Your Exposure
High dynamic range (HDR) blends the best
parts of three separate exposures into a single
photo. So if you want to automatically provide a
more balanced exposure when you’re taking a
picture in a high-contrast scene, turn on the Auto HDR feature
on your iPhone.
To enable HDR:
1. Go to your Settings and select Camera.
2. Scroll down and you will see a section for HDR.
3. Activate Auto HDR.
4. You can also choose to save the original photo in addition to the HDR version by activating the Keep Normal
Capture the Whole Scene with Pano
The iPhone camera is already a wide-angle
lens by design. But when it just isn’t wide
enough to capture everything you want from