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When Shooting iPhone Photography, Meta shoots in Apple ProRaw using the Moment Pro Camera on an iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, protected by a Moment Case and Moment Nylon Strap. This Special iPhone Case includes a Drop-in M-Series Lens Interface over all 3 iPhone Cameras, which can connect to Moment Lenses or a MoonDog Labs 52mm Filter Mount.

The 12.2MP iPhone Cameras Produce 4032 x 3024 Pixel Images. To print these photos on 14” x 11” Photo Paper to fit into a 14” x 11” Matted Picture Frame with a 9.5” x 7.5” Mat Opening, save as 380 dpi TIFF which will produce a 10.6” x 8” Print with a Bleed.

Meta shoots Nature Photography and Macro Photography in Apple ProRaw with an Apple iPhone 13 Pro and an Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max.

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Meta's Best Photography TipsAre Your iPhone Files Backed Up? – You can use the Apple Lightning to SD Card Reader to backup your iPhone Files to a SD Card in the Field. It is recommended to use a Fast SD Card, especially if you are shooting in Apple ProRAW format, as the files are about 30 Megs each. See Meta’s iPhone Backup Procedure Below.

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Here are Meta’s Best iPhone Photography Tips you can use to take Better iPhone Photos.

• Digital Zoom – Never Use Digital Zoom! Use Optical Zoom instead, which uses the iPhone’s built in Cameras to get optically closer. If you need to Zoom In, walk closer or use the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max Ultra Wide Tele Camera which is 3.0x, or you can add a 2x Moment Tele Lens. Digital Zoom is Digital, not Optical, so you will often get a larger, but blurrier images.

• Level Horizons – There’s nothing worse than a Landscape Photography with a tilted horizon. To get the Best Level Horizons, turn on the Grid Option.

• Use Manual Focus – Apple’s Auto Focus takes an average Focus of the entire image, but for Manual Focus, tap on the screen to focus on an area in the Foreground, Middle Ground or Background. Once focused, you can also manually adjust the exposure on the screen. Turn on Focus Peaking in Moment Pro Camera.

• Sharper Photos – Keep the camera very still when taking a photo. Use a Small Tripod and Clamp, plus an IOS Remote Control, as not to bump or shake the camera while shooting.

• Keep Built-In Filter Set to Original – Left over Colored Filters, like Vivid, can leave unwanted colored tones on your photos. Make sure the 3 Circle Filter Icon (top right corner) is Grey and not a colored.

• Apple Watch Monitor and Remote Control – If you own an Apple Watch, you can use the Camera Remote Apple Watch App to View and Remote Control your iPhone Camera. Moment Pro Camera also provides a similar Apple Watch App.

• Backup Your iPhone Files To SD Card – You can Backup your iPhone Files to an SD Card using the Apple SD Card Adapter. First Plug in the Apple SD Card Adapter with an SD Card. Faster SD Cards will Transfer Quicker. Open the Photos App on the iPhone, then Select all of the Files you want to Backup to SD Card. Select Save to Files, then select the SD Card. Hit Save.

• Tripod / iPhone Clamp and IOS Remote Control – For TimeLapses and Slow Shutter Shots, such as Waterfalls, Lakes and Streams, you should use a Tripod / iPhone Clamp and an IOS Remote Control. This eliminates any movement when you press the Shutter Button on the iPhone.

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Meta's Best Photography TipsQuickly Access Your iPhone Camera When Locked – On the Locked iPhone Screen, Tap and then Press the Camera Icon (bottom right) or Swipe from Right to Left. Meta keeps the Apple Native Camera App and the Moment Pro Camera in her Dock so she can Quickly Access them when the iPhone is Unlocked.

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How To Photograph Macro Photography On Moment Pro Camera

iPhone: iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max
Camera: 77mm ƒ/2.8 Telephoto Lens (Top)
Lens: Moment 10x Macro Lens
Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Tripod with iPhone Tripod Mount
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter Speed: 1/125th
White Balance: AWB
Photo Format: JPG
Filter: None
Remote Control: Use an IOS Remote Control in Burst Mode
Ring Light: Use a iPhone Ring Light

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Meta's Best Photography TipsMacro Photography Tips – Meta often carries many different lights when shooting Macro Photography. Something as simple as a Powerful Pocket LED Flashlight can be used to light up dark Macro Subjects. Small LED Lights can also be mounted on Small Tripods to provide additional side or back lighting.

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How To Photograph Hummingbirds On Moment Pro Camera

iPhone: iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max
Camera: 77mm ƒ/2.8 Telephoto Lens (Top)
Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Tripod with iPhone Tripod Mount
ISO: ISO 1600
Shutter Speed: 1/8000th (Fast Enough To Freeze Hummingbird Wings)
White Balance: AWB
Photo Format: JPG
Filter: Circular Polarizing Filter
Remote Control: Use an IOS Remote Control in Burst Mode

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Meta's Best Photography TipsHummingbirds Photography Tips – When Shooting Hummingbird Photography, Meta uses an IOS Remote Control and views and controls the iPhone with her Apple Watch. This remote photography technique lets her setup her iPhone close to the Hummingbird Feeder, but remain at a distance, as not to disturb the hummers.

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How To Photograph Landscapes On Moment Pro Camera

iPhone: iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max
Cameras: 26mm ƒ/1.5 Wide Lens (Bottom) | 13mm ƒ/1.8 Ultra Wide Angle (Right)
Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Tripod with iPhone Tripod Mount
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter Speed: 1/500th
White Balance: AWB
Photo Format: JPG
Filter: Circular Polarizing Filter

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Meta's Best Photography TipsLandscape Photography Tips – When Shooting Landscape Photography, Meta uses an IOS Remote Control and a Manfrotto Compact Tripod. This technique allows for slower shutter speeds below 1/60th of a second, especially when shooting Waterfalls and to smooth out the ripples on a lake.

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How To Photograph The Milky Way On Moment Pro Camera

iPhone: iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max
Camera: 13mm ƒ/1.8 Ultra Wide Angle (Right) or 26mm ƒ/1.6 Wide Angle (Bottom)
Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Tripod with iPhone Tripod Mount
ISO: ISO 2000
Shutter Speed Ultra Wide 13mm ƒ/1.8: 38 Seconds (500 / 13mm) – Bulb Mode
Shutter Speed Wide 26mm ƒ/1.5: 19 Seconds (500 / 26mm) – Bulb Mode
White Balance: AWB
Scene Detection: Off
Format: Pro Raw
Smart HDR: Off
Fast Shooting: Off
Image Stabilization: Off
Filter: Neutral Night Filter – Reduces Light Pollution
Remote Control: IOS Remote Control to Manually Open and Close the Shutter

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Meta's Best Photography TipsAstrophotography Tips – When Shooting Astrophotography, Meta uses an IOS Remote Control and a Manfrotto Compact Tripod. This technique allows for Very Long 38 Second Shutter Speeds to capture more of the night sky. Meta also wears a Red LED Headlight on her head to prevent eye strain.

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How To Photograph Waterfalls On Moment Pro Camera

iPhone: iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max
Camera: Wide Angle 26mm ƒ/1.5 Lens (Bottom)
Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Tripod with iPhone Tripod Mount
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter Speed: 1/2 S to 1 S (Slow Enough To Blur Waterfalls)
White Balance: AWB
Photo Format: JPG
Filter: Variable ND Filter
Remote Control: Use an IOS Remote Control

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Meta's Best Photography TipsWaterfall Photography Tips – When Shooting Waterfall Photography, Meta uses an IOS Remote Control and a Manfrotto Compact Tripod. This technique allows for slower shutter speeds of 1/2 Second to 2 Seconds to smooth out the Waterfalls. Meta also uses a Variable ND Filter to cut down the light when using long exposures.

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How To Photograph Wildlife On Moment Pro Camera

iPhone: iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max
Camera: Wide Angle 26mm ƒ/1.5 Lens (Bottom)
Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Tripod with iPhone Tripod Mount
ISO: ISO 100
Shutter Speed: 1/2000th (Fast Enough To Freeze Any Action)
White Balance: AWB
Photo Format: JPG
Filter: Circular Polarizing Filter
Remote Control: Use an IOS Remote Control in Burst Mode

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Meta's Best Photography TipsWildlife Photography Tips – When Shooting Landscape Photography, Meta uses an IOS Remote Control and a Manfrotto Compact Tripod. Meta keeps her shutter speed very high, as not to miss any Wildlife Action. Meta uses a Circular Polarizing Filter to cut down on any glare from water or wet objects.

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