iPhone 6s Camera Tricks Anyone Can Do

By Lois Green, Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Previously, we've introduced simple tips and tricks to take impressive photo with iPhone. And most of the tips work on all iPhone models from the latest iPhone 6s to the previous iPhone 4s. This time, however, we'll take a look at the camera tips that work on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. If you would like to take incredible photos with your iPhone 6s, then read this guide in full details.

Tip 1: Turn on auto HDR

HDR, short for high dynamic range, is a mode that enhances dynamic range artificially by merging together 3 exposures: a bright one, a normal one and a dark one. You can select the auto HDR mode On or Off in the top menu bar of your iPhone's Camera app to control whether to take a photo in HDR or not.

HDR Mode


Tip 2: Time lapse mode

Time lapse setting is great for capturing sports, sunsets or just people walk by the street. Here is how to capture good-quality time-lapse videos.

• Keep the iPhone 6s still

• Capture contrast between moving and still objects

• Record movement or a busy scene

• Capture something that changes slowly

Time Lapse Mode


Tip 3: Take pictures with the volume key

If you are holding your iPhone at an awkward angle and cannot take a picture with the big onscreen button, you can use the physical volume button on the iPhone or the volume key on the headphones. One advantage of using the volume key button of the headphones is to reduce camera shake.

Take Picture with Volume Key


Tip 4: Use the camera grid to set-up your photos

When you enable the camera grid on your iPhone, there are lines from a grid over the photo and divide the photo into 9 equal parts. This feature is designed to make it much easier to compose your photos. Here is how to enable camera grid on iPhone:

Head to Settings and locate the Photos & Camera section. Tap it, and scroll down a bit to find a toggle labeled Grid. Switch it to On and then load the Camera app. Then you will see a grid appear in your camera preview window.

Camera Grid


Tip 5: Add filters to your images

After your image has been taken, you can add filters to it from the gallery. From the preview screen, simply press edit and tap the filters icon on the bottom of the screen to choose from different filter options. If you change your mind when the image is edited, don't worry. You can select the photo and click Edit, and then tap Revert button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen to remove the filter.

Add Filters


Tip 6: Shoot a Live Photo

An interesting feature of the iPhone 6s camera is the ability to shot a Live Photo. It's called a mix between a static image, animated GIF and a full-on video. It captures a second and a half before and after your press the button to capture an image. When you see the small yellow "LIVE" icon shown in the middle of the camera screen, then Live Photos are on and if it's white, Live Photos are off.

Shoot Live Photo


Tip 7: Take 4K video on iPhone 6s

Go to Settings > Photos & Camera > Record Video > 4K at 30FPS. This 4K video features in available in the iPhone 6s ad iPhone 6s Plus only.

Note: Please note than 4K video will take much storage of your iPhone 6s, so after taking 4K videos, you may need to transfer videos from iPhone 6s to computer as a backup and then delete them on your 16GB iPhone 6s.

iPhone 6s 4K Video


Here're some iPhone 6s camera tricks that anyone can do. If you would like to share other great iPhone 6s camera tricks such as how to take photos at night with iPhone, let us know in the comments section below.

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