How to get pretty festive photos

Christmas Photography Tips for iPhone Users: You can follow these simple steps to take beautiful Christmas photos.

Christmas is knocking on doors and that means it’s time to click on some great photos. If you have an iPhone recently, that gives you more reason to take it out and point the lenses at Christmas trees or Merry Santa Claus. But is your photographic technique just about pointing the cameras and clicking? If so, you should read this.

No matter how good and capable your iPhone’s cameras are, it still needs a pair of smart ideas to get the most out of it. A little tweak here and a few tweaks there, and you can make sure you get professional-looking DSLR photos.

Some of these tips will only work on iPhone 13 series devices, while the others will work on most older iPhone models with ultra-wide cameras.

IPhone Photography Tips For Christmas

– No flash! Most of your Christmas photos will be taken at night and since there will be lights let your iPhone’s camera do its magic. The camera in automatic mode without flash can take spectacular photos of Christmas lights and trees. Flash light only spoils color tones and exposures.

– Try to take your photo in portrait orientation instead of landscape, unless you need to take a group photo. If you share your photos on social media, you won’t have to crop much of the photo in this case.

– Your iPhone’s ultra-wide camera can capture a large part of the landscape. Therefore, if you take a photo inside a church or indoors, you will be able to capture a lot of things from a wide angle perspective.

– Unless the scene is very dark, do not use the Night mode. If there are moving people or lights, a Night mode will only blur everything out.

– If you have an iPhone 13 series model, you can experiment with the photography styles. You can choose between Heat and Cool modes for the best results.

– Take as many photos as you want. You can always filter out the best of the lot. Sometimes taking multiple photos at random can give you the best candid shots.

– If you have an iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro, you can use its telephoto lens to take portraits of your family and friends. It will work a lot better than Portrait mode, which tends to blur things unnaturally and cut out cool props.

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