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.
• Photographic Styles.
• Macro Photography Mode.
• Adjust Focus and Exposure.
• Night Mode.
• Smart HDR.
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
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: Top) 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.
Apple Camera Macro Mode Example
Only available on the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Models, Macro Mode uses 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: Top) close-up / macro photography was shot within a few inches of the flower, but retains a wide depth of field.
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
Only available on the Apple iPhone 11, 12 and 13, 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: Top) 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.
When the Night Mode Button 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 , then move the slider below the frame to adjust the exposure time.
Apple Camera Live Photo Mode Example
Live Photo 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 Video 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 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.
Apple Camera Settings For Photography – Apple iPhone 14 Pro Models
Apple Camera Settings For Photography
Here are our Recommended Settings for Apple Camera For Photography using the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Models.
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.
How To Save Your Photo Files To SD Card Using 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.