Apple Camera User Guide Manual For Beginners

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Apple Camera User Guide Manual For Beginners

iOS 16.0


Apple Camera App

Apple Camera App comes standard (free) with all Apple iOS Devices.

We don’t recommend using Apple Camera for Professional Videography, because there are no Exposure Controls for Shutter Speed, White Balance or ISO. Apple Camera does not support Anamorphic Lenses or Bluetooth Microphones. We use and recommend Moment Pro Camera for Videography.

For Digital Photography, Apple Camera is a Very Good App. We Love Live Photo, Smart HDR and Macro Mode.

In this Apple Camera User Guide Manual, you’ll Learn How To Use Apple Camera for Apple iPhone Pro Photography.

What’s New

• Photographic Styles.
• Smart HDR.
• Macro Photography Mode.
• QuickTake.
• Adjust Focus and Exposure.
• Night Mode.

Apple Camera Photographic Styles

Apple Photographic Styles are applied before you take a photo. They cannot be added after the photo is taken.

Photographic Styles: Standard | Rich Contrast | Vibrant | Warm | Cool. We like Rich Contrast.

Apple Camera Smart HDR Example
Apple Camera Smart HDR Example

Smart HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Smart HDR helps you get great shots in high-contrast situations, such as sunrises and sunsets. The Apple iPhone takes several shots in rapid succession at different exposures, then blends them together to bring out more highlights and shadow details. Smart HDR is enabled automatically when it’s more effective. HDR can be enabled/disabled on some Apple iPhone Models in the Camera Control Panel.

“Sunset From Our Front Porch” (Photo: Left) has a lot of dark shadows in the foreground trees and a very bright sky. This shot is difficult to shoot using a DSLR Camera. Smart HDR correctly exposed the dark trees and the bright sky to produce what the photo actually looked like. Click On Photo to see Larger.

Apple Camera Macro Mode Example
Apple Camera Macro Mode Example

Macro Mode Macro Mode

Available on the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Models, Macro Mode incorporates the new Ultra Wide Camera with advanced lens and auto focus system for close-ups as close as 2cm Minimum Focus Distance. Macro Mode has to be enabled in the Camera Control Panel, but is automatically applied anytime the Apple iPhone Pro Camera gets very close to a subject.

“Azalea in Bloom” (Photo: Left) close-up / macro photography was shot within a few inches of the flower, but retains a wide depth of field. Click On Photo to see Larger.

Note: If you are mounting any external lenses (Moment 2x), Disable Macro Mode otherwise you will see the side of the lens. Macro Mode takes amazing macro photos and close-up photos.

Apple Camera Night Mode Example
Apple Camera Night Mode Example

Night Mode Night Mode

Only available on the Apple iPhone 11, 12, 13 and 14, Night Mode captures photos when the camera detects a low-light situation. Night Mode Automatically turns on. Due to the slower shutter speed used, it is recommended to hold the Apple iPhone very still or use an iPhone Tripod. “Downtown Blowing Rock” (Photo: Left) was shot hand held using a 5% Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filter on an Apple iPhone 14 Pro, ƒ/1.78, 1/30th of a second. Click On Photo to see Larger.

When the Night Mode Button Night Mode turns Yellow, Night mode is On. Tap the Shutter button, then hold your iPhone still to capture the shot. To experiment with Night mode, tap the Night Mode Button Night Mode, then move the slider below the frame to adjust the exposure time.

Apple Camera Live Photo Mode Example
Apple Camera Live Photo Mode Example

Live Photo Mode Live Photo Mode

Live Photo Mode can be enabled or disabled in Apple Camera. Live Photo takes a series of images, 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after the key photo. To play a Live Photo, just tap and hold the photo. Live Photo Stills can be easily converted into 3 Second Videos or pulled out as single stills – Great for Lightning Photography. You can also stitch together 5 Live Photos to produce a 15 second Reel for Instagram. Also try using Burst Mode with taking Live Photos.

How to Pull a Single Still from a Live Photo

This single frame of a Lightning Strike was pulled out of a Live Photo. Open the Live Photo image you want to Pull a Still from. Press Edit. Press the Live Photo icon Live Photo Mode at the bottom left. Scroll through the bottom selection of images to select a frame from the Live Photo to save as the Key Image. Press Make Key Photo. Click Done.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro Camera TipsAd • Apple iPhone Tripods – We recommend using an Apple iPhone Tripod if possible. Many Apps will drop the shutter speed below the 1/60 of a second hand held rule, say to 1/15th of a second, which will result in blurred images. Using an Apple iPhone Tripod with an iOS Remote Control will result in sharper and better photos.

Apple Camera Photo Settings

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Apple Camera Settings For Photography – Apple iPhone 14 Pro Models

Here are our Recommended Settings for Apple Camera For Photography using the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Models.

General Settings

Format –> Most Compatible (JPG).
Apple ProRaw –> Off. (For 12 MP)
Apple ProRaw –> On. (For 48 MP Main Camera)
Use Volume Up for Burst –> On.
Grid –> On.
Photography Styles –> Standard or Rich Contrast Work Well.
Prioritize Faster Shooting –> Off (Affects Quality).
Lens Correction –> On.
Macro Control –> On (Disable if Mounting any External Lenses).

All 3 12 MP Cameras Output 4032 x 3024 Pixel Images. (Prints 13.4” x 10” at 300 dpi)

The new 48 MP Camera Outputs 8064 x 6048 Pixel Images when shooting in Apple ProRAW. (Prints 26.8” x 20.1” at 300 dpi)
To Shoot using the new 48 MP 24mm Main Camera, you first need to enable Apple ProRaw in the Apple Camera Settings, then select 48 MP. You can edit these ProRaw images on the Apple iPhone, like you normally do. These files are huge, up to 100 MB. If you share these RAW images with anyone, the 12 MP jpeg file will be sent, not the RAW. To Move the RAW files to a Mac, you will need to use AirDrop (Select Original File) or a USB Cable using Image Capture on the Mac. Need more zoom? We add a Moment 2X Lens to the Main Camera for a 48mm Camera.

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro Camera TipsAd • Apple Watch – Got an Apple Watch? Did you know that you can use your Apple Watch to Remote Monitor and Remote Control your Apple iPhone? Apple Camera and Moment Pro Camera support Remote Monitoring and Remote Control using your Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Integration

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How To Use Apple Camera With Apple Watch

Ad • Apple Watch – When paired with Apple Camera on your Apple iPhone, the Apple Watch allows the wearer to remotely call Apple Camera start and stop functionality as well as preview.

How To Rename Files On Your Apple iPhone

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Apple iPhone Files App
Apple iPhone Files App

How To Rename Your Photo Files On Your Apple iPhone – The Easy Way

Many Photography Contests want the Photos renamed in a Certain Format. Here’s How To Rename Photos on your Apple iPhone.

1. Open the Apple iPhone Files App.

2) Select the File you want to Rename.

3) Long Press on the File.

4) Select Rename and Type in the New Name.

5) Press Done.

How To Save Files To SD Card

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How To Save Your Photo Files To SD Card Using Apple Lightning Adapter

Many Photography Contests want the Photos renamed and put on a SD Card. Here’s How To Save Photos to SD Card on your Apple iPhone This procedure can also be used to Backup Your Apple iPhone Photos to SD Card.

1. Insert the SD Card into the Apple SD Card Reader and plug it into your Apple iPhone.

2. Open the Apple iPhone Files App.

3) Select the File(s) You Want to Save To the SD Card.

4) Select the SD Card at the Bottom.

5) Press Save. This may take a few minutes, depending on the SD Card Transfer Speed and the Number of Files.

How To Save Files To Your Mac

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How To Save Your Photo Files To Your Mac

1. Connect your Apple iPhone via USB-C to Lightning Cable to your Mac and Launch Image Capture.

2. Select the Photo Files you want to Save to your Computer. Click Save To... and select a directory on your Mac.

3. After Photo File Transfer, you can Delete any Photo Files from your Apple iPhone by Selecting and pressing the Delete Key.



Apple iPhone 14 Pro Camera TipsAd • Thunderbolt 3 Ports – If your iMac has Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) Ports, these are compatible with USB-C Devices. Connect your Apple iPhone to a Thunderbolt 3 Port with a USB-C to Lightning Cable to Transfer Files from your Apple iPhone to your iMac. Supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 up to 10Gb/s transfer rate. Perfect for a USB 3 Backup Drive.

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