The iPhone 7 Plus’ ‘Portrait Depth Effect’ feature has the ability to effectively punch in on a subject and capture alluring photos that have a beautiful bokeh. These blurred backgrounds are a quality that both professional and amateurs adore, and before the release of the iPhone 7, would need a DSLR camera to accomplish.
In today’s coiski 101 tutorial, we’re going to walk through the do’s-and-don’t’s in achieving successful results using the iPhone’s new Portrait mode.
Note: All photos taken are not edited.
If you haven’t already, update your iPhone 7 Plus to iOS 10.1.1.
Access the Camera app and slide over from Photo to Portrait mode.
Make sure your subject is at least within eight feet of you.
Make sure you have adequate light to take your photo. *Your iPhone will notify you if you don’t have sufficient light to use this feature.
Tap on your subject to lock the focus and exposure.
Finally, press the shutter button to capture your moment. *Notice the detail and captivating bokeh.
Here are some comparison photos using the iPhone’s previous photo modes, such as Photo 1x and Photo 2x.