Do you really need a DSLR for capturing those special moments? Certainly not! An iPhone camera can deliver amazing results if used properly with some mind blowing techniques that we are going to discuss in a while. Though many of the newer devices including iPhone 7, and Galaxy S8 etc. have built-in image stabilizers and other features to make photography an easier task for you, the key is to utilize the camera with professional hands and you’ll be surprised to see the results.
Fireworks are definitely amazing and one of the best things to capture so we’ll have that as a test case scenario.
Use Different Shooting Modes
The iOS camera comes with a whole lot of mode selections and choosing the best one can capture the most amazing pictures. To master your skills in Mode Selection, you just need to keep experimenting with the options available and you can become an expert. An important thing to be noted here is that you need a good and stable spot to place your phone. Once set, you can make a time-lapse slow-motion video to capture the colors of fireworks.
Other shooting modes which you definitely need to check out while capturing fireworks include:
- Panorama Mode
- Burst Mode
- Long Exposures
If you have an Apple Watch, you can use it to capture a photo without the need of holding the phone. Also, if clicking the capture button on the screen disturbs your pose, connect a hands-free and press the volume button to capture the photo.
3rd Party Apps
3rd party apps are not necessarily useless. Some developers are working hard to provide you the best camera features using the Augmented Reality technology. One of the iOS apps, Slow Shutter Cam is very useful when it comes to capturing long-exposure photos. To add effects to the already captured photos, try Adobe Lightroom and VSCO.