Whether you’re a camera body photographer or you simply carry an iPhone around with you to snap pictures, we think you might find an accessory called the Capture by Peak Design to be a beneficial piece of equipment.
Things to consider when graduating from an iPhone camera to a dedicated camera body
Point-and-shoot cameras like those found on the reverse side of our everyday smartphones have become so advanced that many now question if there’s still any need for large and clunky camera bodies.
The clever way Apple lets you record time-lapse videos with iPhone
Apple makes it easy to record cool time-lapse video on your iPhone, but do you know how time lapses work in the Camera app? Here’s the nitty-gritty.
Video: 5 iPhone photography mistakes stopping you from taking great photos
Watch this video tutorial if you'd like to avoid common iPhone photography mistakes which prevent you from taking great photos with your Apple smartphone.
The best gimbals for iPhone (and why you need one)
Love shooting videos for social media like TikTok and Instagram? Then, getting a good gimbal for your iPhone can really level up your game. A gimbal keeps your camera completely steady even when you move about such as while walking or dancing. This results in high-quality footage without any of the shake or blurriness that happens when you shoot hand-held.
I've picked out some of the best iPhone gimbals for different budgets and needs. So, whether you're vlogging on the go, capturing stunning travel videos, or showing off your dance moves, check out the options below and get professional quality footage every time.
The best tripods for iPhone to suit every budget
Whether you're shooting a video, taking fun selfies, or really anything else, using a tripod can be a gamechanger for your mobile photography and videos. The best tripods for iPhone provide much-needed stability to your phone, which helps capture the perfect shots. Moreover, you can shoot hands-free which gives you more control and flexibility.
As someone who travels solo, I use a tripod to take all my travel photos and it's been life-changing. It's almost like having your own personal photographer at a fraction of the price! You don't need to take my word for it - try it yourself by grabbing one of the best iPhone tripods from the list below.
We've also covered more about why you need a tripod and how to pick the right one for your needs.
Periscope aka folded lens: What it is, how it works and why it’ll boost iPhone photography
A dedicated telephoto lens (aka zoom lens) found on some iPhones boosts iPhone photography with optical zoom capabilities. Future iPhones are rumored to allow for even deeper zoom by adopting a periscope lens (or foldable lens as it's sometimes referred to). At its core, this technology diverts light through a prism and into a telephoto lens set at a ninety-degree angle to a rear-facing lens and buried deep inside the chassis.
iOS 15.2 beta 2 adds a Macro mode toggle in the iPhone 13 Pro’s Camera app
With the launch of iOS 15 and the iPhone 13 Pro, which includes support for macro photography, Apple made a bold decision. That was automatic switching, which could be pretty aggressive sometimes. That meant that some users were unable to avoid automatically switching to Macro mode for snapping a photo, even when they didn't want it. The good news, Apple was quick to fix it with the wide launch of iOS 15.1.
The amazing detail extracted from a Milky Way photograph shot with iPhone 13 Pro Max…
Forget about macrophotography, iPhone astrophotography could be the next big thing in smartphone imaging. Just take a look, if you will, at the awesome detail that one photographer was able to extract from an image of the Milky Way captured on iPhone 13 Pro Max.
iOS 15.1 beta 3 adds ‘Auto Macro’ toggle to disable automatic camera switching; ProRes Video support
It's probably safe to say that iOS 15 has had a fair share of pain points since its public launch back in September. Interestingly, one of those was Apple's decision to . . . aggressively switch between macro photography and not. Some reviewers pointed it out that it was a bit of an issue, but Apple was pretty quick to say that a fix was incoming.
Apple offers handy photography tips for taking expressive pet portraits with iPhone
A new educational video from Apple on the intricacies of taking depth-of-field images of four-legged friends offers some great tips for shooting expressive pet portraits with iPhone.
New Apple video teaches us how to master portraiture photography
Apple has shared a new “Today at Apple” video session which teaches you tips and tricks for how to take portrait photos with iPhone and master portraiture photography.