High Quality Pictures With IPad/iPhone




Important note: I am in no way affiliated with Apple Inc

Taking pictures with the iPhone/iPad normally come out all blurry or not focused on the right thing so getting to know your devices camera better does help to make instuctables on the run.

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Step 1: Focusing

To focus on something it's quite simple just tap on the spot your trying to focus on and it will focus on that point. A little square with a symbol of the sun should pop on the screen while its trying to focus.

Step 2: Turning on HDR

HDR stands for high dynamic range. This just means that it automatically takes three photos with different exposures and then composes the three into a single frame with the best highlight, midtone and shadow.

See omnivents comment. He did a really good job at explaining it.

Step 3: Adjusting the Exposures Manually

If HDR didn't work out for you or maybe you just want to do it yourself, just tap and hold down on the object you want to focus on and move your finger up or down to adjust the exposures.

Step 4: Taking a Picture

When your all ready press the white circle on the right and it will take a picture.

Turning on grid in settings can really help getting the right angle on the picture.

Sometimes HDR will screw up and make your picture look all blurry so don't always use HDR.

Bad lighting = bad photo

If you are going to use digital zoom don't go above 25% zoom.

Bear in mind that I used a iPad Air which has a 5 megapixel camera.

Visit Apple.com to see the differences in they're different iPad/iPhone products cameras.

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    "HDR stands for high dynamic range. This just means that it automatically
    adjusts the exposures for you and most of the time it will do a pretty
    good job"

    No, it means that the camera takes (at least) 3 photos (also known as bracketing): one estimated from the amount of light, one adjusted a bit up in lighting and one adjusted a bit down.

    Then it composes a single frame from the 3, where the highlights are taken from the darkest image and the deepest shadows from the lightest image, to get the most details from highlight, midtone and shadow..

    Best way to get crisp photos is having the camera on a holder of sorts and/or adding plenty of light to get the shutter time down.

    In a nick, hold a rod/broom shaft/whatever against your table or floor, while holding the phone (I often use the shaft of a hammer, as it's right next to me) - slide up/down until you've got the framing you want, take a couple of deep breaths and exhale halfways before you click (same as when shooting a rifle) - all of the photos in my single instr. is done this way and with an SGS5 - no bracketing and no anti-shake, although the latter might help some people.

    Have a nice day :)


    4 years ago

    Great job definitely voting for you!

    as an amateur, I really appreciate your tips. They are well written for anyone to understand, as there are many young people that love this site, and can follow the instructions by themselves, giving them higher self esteem. Thank you for that! Do you suggest one model over another?

    1 reply

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    4 years ago

    Great effort,thabks for sharing!