7 tricks to take better photos with the iPhone 7


Since it saw the light in September, the iPhone 7 , as expected, is giving a lot to talk about. There are many features that place this terminal at the top of the market range but there is one that stands out especially: its camera. And it is that, Apple has notably improved in the photographic section in its new terminals.

The iPhone 7 features a 12 megapixel rear camera with Æ '/ 1.8 aperture and digital zoom up to x5 . This camera has optical image stabilization, a six-element lens, a True Tone flash with four LEDs , a backlight sensor, a hybrid infrared filter, autofocus , body and face detection and a host of other features. With regard to the front camera, which Apple still called FaceTime HD camera , it features 7 megapixels , retina flash and opening Æ '/ 2.2so no one is left out of the selfie. With these features, we are going to try to explain some tricks to get the most out of the camera on your iPhone 7 .

Use the flash also during the day

Yes, I know. The flash was likely invented for low-light situations and is set to automatic on the iPhone by default. This means that it only activates at night. However, it is advisable to also use it during the day, since a photograph can be taken with the sun facing us or in a somewhat cloudy environment that with the flash on automatic sometimes the snapshot is somewhat dark. In these cases the flash is a substitute for the sun if it is not there or an antidote to brighten the panorama if the photo is to be taken against the light. In any case, the flash will always help us, since it gives the photo of the desired lighting.

Don't use Zoom

A mistake made by most users . Zooming does not mean enhancing an image . Surely it has happened to you that a photograph taken with a zoom is blurred. This is because the zoom tool on the iPhone is digital., unlike reflex cameras, which usually have two different sensors. The result of enlarging the image by using the zoom is that the quality is decreasing, that is, it is unzipped. To avoid blurring the image, it is advisable to get as close as possible to the object we want to photograph. The recommendation may sound very basic, but it is what it is. Once a photograph is taken, if we are only interested in a part of it, from the gallery itself we can enlarge the image and cut it without losing quality.

Use the AE / AF lock


There are times when we focus and think we have the perfect perspective to get a wonderful photograph. However, we press the shutter button and at the last minute it gets dark or simply the resulting photo is not what we thought it would come out when focusing. It may also be due to the fact that the iPhone by default focuses on an object that appears in the image, for example a tree, and that this causes what we want to photograph to appear darker. If we hold down the screen for about three seconds just before taking a picture, we will see that a sign appears highlighted in yellow that reads "AE / AF Lock". With this effect, we keep the last focus we achieved before shooting, so if we have managed to find the lighting we are looking for,It will remain fixed and the result will be the same as we thought we would get before taking the photo.

Adjust exposure

The iPhone 7 camera has a fixed aperture. This means that we do not have the possibility to modify the amount of light that enters the lens. However, we have a good alternative, since we can change the ISO manually. It's very simple, just press on the screen for a few seconds, as well as to activate the AE / AF Lock option. We will see that a sun appears in the middle of the screen, yellow, with a vertical bar. By sliding this bar up or down, we will be able to reduce or increase the brightness of the photo until we achieve the effect that best suits each situation. With this advice we will achieve spectacular results in all types of light conditions.

Come closer, take advantage of the opening

The opening of the iPhone 7 camera allows 50 percent more light to enter than the iPhone 6, which will allow us to obtain wonderful perspectives of the object we want to photograph. We have already explained that the zoom is not recommended to use. Get as close as possible to what you want to capture and take advantage of the f / 1.8 aperture. To the phenomenon of aperture we must add the new six-element lens, which achieves much brighter and more detailed images.

Use HDR mode


The term  HDR ( High Dynamic Range ) comes from the acronym for High Dynamic Range. It is a photographic mode that seeks to cover the widest possible range of exposure levels in all areas of the image. To understand it better, it is a tool that when taking a photograph in a place with many different types of light, allows us all of them to be correctly exposed, thus obtaining images much more similar to what we see through the human eye. Until relatively recently, this effect was achieved through applications, however, today they come in most phones and, of course, the iPhone 7 is no exception.


To activate it, just go to our camera, where we will see the initials ( HDR ) in the upper left. If it appears in yellow at the top center of the photo, it means it is enabled. Do not go crazy with this function, since it will be really useful on those occasions in which the light conditions mentioned above are given. Some people think that if we always have it activated we will take better photos, but the reality is that in low light situations we will not appreciate any help.

Shoot in burst

Finally, if you never want to fail when taking a photo with your iPhone 7, shoot the photos with the burst mode activated. Surely it has happened to you that at the most inopportune moment, such as a photo with a famous person, a snapshot on your birthday or some similar situation, you go out with your eyes closed. The blinking is clear that we cannot avoid it, but we can prevent it from spoiling the photo . I particularly recommend having burst mode on number 3. Always on. With this, every time you take a photo it will shoot three times, so if you blink, you will only have spoiled one of the three. At the end of the process, you choose the one that came out the best and in this way you will never regret wasting an important moment.


Hopefully these seven tricks will help you when taking pictures with your iPhone 7 . You can help us improve by commenting on your experience with the iPhone 7 camera in the comments section that you will see at the bottom of this page.