TUTORIAL: Take Better Pictures with Your iPhone

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Image: Tamara Bowman

Stability is a pretty big challenge for iPhone photography. Use two hands, stand still, and tap to focus. Whether I'm shooting in landscape mode (more often) or portrait, I hold the phone with my left hand and release the shutter with my right thumb since the camera shutter isn't released until you remove your thumb from the touch screen. I also hold the phone out in front of me the same way I do my camera. If your phone has gridlines, turn them on! Also, did you know you can use your phone volume button as a shutter button? Try it! Not only that, you can use the volume buttons on your headphones as a remote shutter release, or to stay discreet when taking photos in public.


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