Apple Creates New Webpage to Help Users Take Better Photos

Above: It's time to take pics like a pro
Above: It's time to take pics like a pro

Thanks to the beauty of smartphones, everyone has a terrific little camera inside their pocket at all times. In fact, if you happen to have an iPhone 7, you currently own one of the most powerful camera phone lenses on the market. Despite these user-friendly devices and a decade of technological advancements, many of us still lack the natural skill to capture beautiful photographs. It’s really a shame given the tools at our disposal, and if you’re anything like this writer, it’s something you’ve hoped to change with a little more practice.

Learning to take better pictures, however, can prove to be more difficult than it sounds. Anyone with basic experience in photography knows that there are a myriad of elements to consider when snapping a picture. Approaching the concept of framing, lighting, contrast, and colour, can seem intimidating to the untrained eye and that’s not something to be ashamed of. Photography is a skill, even when you’re just freely snapping away using your iPhone. Thankfully, the good folks over at Apple are well aware of this and have launched a new tool to educate the amateur shutterbug.

If you’re looking to up your visual game, Apple has equipped users with a series of training videos that are completely free to view on their website. These lessons are not strictly for Apple users, but it really does help if you’ve purchased the latest iPhone and have it upgraded to the most recent iOS. The clips are extremely straightforward and all under a minute in length, so you may want to grab a notepad to jot everything down for future reference. As of writing, there are 16 videos uploaded to the site, assisting with everything from portrait shots to creating stills while filming. You can check them out here and start your path to becoming a pro. Happy snapping!

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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