Apple’s secrets to best iPhone photos

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The Apple guide to iPhone photography has tips on how to shoot a selfie with a timer. Picture: Apple

APPLE has already made the world’s most popular camera. Now it’s sharing tips on how to take the best possible photos with the iPhone.

The Flickr photography site, which has 122 million users, shows that more photos are taken on the iPhone than with any other camera.

But for most people, iPhone photographer is point, snap and hope for the best.

Now Apple has launched a website with simple step-by-step guides on how to give yourself the best chance of getting a great shot in a range of situations, from trying to shoot a selfie holding the camera with one arm to action shots and using low light.

You can check out all the tips on the Apple site, but here is a quick guide to some of the best tips.

How to shoot during golden hour

Arrive before sunset. Use the sun to front-light your subject. Tap the display to focus and slide to lower exposure. Shoot your photo.

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.

Shooting during golden hour is about using the light. Picture: Apple

Shooting during golden hour is about using the light. Picture: AppleSource:Supplied

The most important step in shooting with street lighting is to turn off the flash. Picture: Apple

The most important step in shooting with street lighting is to turn off the flash. Picture: AppleSource:Supplied

Shoot up to 10cm from your subject

Get close, up to 10cm away from your subject. Tap the display to focus and slide to find the right exposure. Shoot your photo.

Use the available light

Find a light source. Turn off the flash. Tap the display on the subject and slide to set exposure. Shoot your photo.

Slow and steady shoots the 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.

Use the depth effect to mimic shallow depth of field

Launch your camera and slide to switch to Portrait mode. Look for the “depth effect” cue to appear, usually when the subject is placed within 8 feet of your camera. Shoot your photo.

Take 10 photos per second in burst mode

Hold shutter button to use Burst mode to continuously capture 10 photos per second. Access your Photos album. Select your favourite shot from the Burst mode photo collection.

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