The iPhone is one of the most versatile cameras available to consumers. Sure, there are a bunch of full-frame (but hyper-expensive) options out there, but the iPhone camera is effective, robust, and always within reach. These make it one of the most ideal photographing options for (almost) everyone.
In lieu of this, I decided that I will collate some practical tips on taking photos with your iPhone. Serendipitously, Apple has launched a website teaching its users how to use their iPhones and make the most out of it when taking photos.
Here are some great tips from the site.
How to shoot a backlit subject
Turn on HDR for better highlights and shadows > Lock focus by pressing and holding anywhere on the display > Tap the display and slide to lower exposure > shoot your photo
How to shoot a vertical Pano
Begin with camera in landscape > Switch to Pano mode > Tap the shutter to start the Pano > Start from the bottom and pan slow and steady
How to shoot a sunset silhouette
Place subject in front of the sun > Lock focus by pressing and holding anywhere on the display > Tap the display and slide to lower exposure > shoot your photo
How to shoot with street light
Turn off the flash > Lock focus by pressing and holding anywhere on the display > Tap the display and slide to find the right exposure > shoot your photo
How to shoot stills while filming
Switch to video mode > Start filming > Tap the white shutter button to capture a photo while recording
How to convert to black & white
Create contrast between subject & background > shoot your photo > Go to your Photos album > Select the photo and tap the Edit setting > Tap the filter button and choose your black & white filter > Play with the lights level in filter settings.