When it comes to digital photography, the iPhone is a marvelous piece of engineering. Each time Apple introduces a new iPhone model, it always comes with more improved photography performance and much better features. Capturing everyday subjects is easy to do and you will get great results with your iPhone. Still, as with anything, there is always room for improvement and, with some easy tips and the RAW Power® App, you can take your photography to the next level.
How To Take Your Photography To The Next Level
Get it right the first time – many of us inadvertently take photos with a smudgy lens, causing photos and videos to look blurry. With a few wipes using a proper lens wipe cloth, you can get completely different results. An important step to take better shots with your iPhone is to get closer. You will lose clarity and details when you use digital zoom in too much. Instead, Zoom by moving your feet. Taking your shots closer will also improve composition. For balanced composition, you should use grid on the viewfinder screen. When using the 9-rectangle grid, make sure that the primary subject is right in the center. Go to Settings> Photos & Camera and enable the Grid feature. You can fix composition issues in RAW Power, but it’s best to get it right the first time.
Improved Lighting- if possible, take pictures at the golden hours, during sunrise and sunset, when natural light is softest. Because pictures then have more yellow, orange, and red, they appear warmer. These moments are also perfect to capture breath-taking landscapes and silhouettes.
Although newer iPhone’s have excellent low-light performance, it’s recommended to use artificial lighting such as ring lamps, daytime permanent photographic lights, or hand lamps when necessary, such as when you are photographing outside and running out of daylight. Avoid using flash because it’s harsh and colors will tend to look washed out. Good artificial light shouldn’t be too bright, and it should come from all sides. Make sure to enable the HDR mode, because it increases contrast and color range when taking low-light photos. HDR measures the brightest and darkest parts of the photo and balance them.
Use Photo Editing Apps- a good photo editing app such as the RAW Power Photo Editing App can tune images by enhancing details, exposure, and color digitally. To improve composition, you can change perspective, rotate, and crop your photos.
RAW Power’s Professional Photo Editing Features
Giving you a wide range of professional photo editing features, the RAW Power® Photo Editing App can help you produce professional looking photographs. With an all new HSL Color Adjustment feature with 9 built in hues as well as a custom hue option, you can truly customize the final appearance of your images with more vibrant colors than ever. Many workflow features make the editing process simpler and much more intuitive. Users can edit either the RAW or JPEG of a R+J pair in the Photos library, filter them by date, favorite status, and location status, as well as use the improved adjustment menu to collapse all adjustments, expand all adjustments; collapse all others or keep only one adjustment open at a time.
It’s important to note that, while taking the actual photograph is important, much of the work making it perfect comes afterward, during the editing stage. RAW Power’s editing features are designed to be easy to use, feature rich, and to provide professional level results. If you have an iPhone 12 Pro, you can shoot in Apple’s new ProRAW format. One of the most powerful features of RAW Power is its ability to edit ProRAW images using local tone mapping for contrast, exposure, and highlight recovery. There is also a video you can watch about ProRAW Editing at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LguSpnDoShM
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