Camera mode Portrait is a function that is available only on certain iPhone models. As it is clear from the title, it is intended for shooting portraits of people, animals or just objects. The function uses blur to create a depth effect on the images.
Portrait shots can be taken on the latest iPhone models, including iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as on models that will come out in the future. This is due to the fact that these models have a dual camera, and an additional lens is used for portrait shots.
Making portrait shots is easy and interesting. They are available as a separate mode in the Camera application. Below we will describe how the function works.
How to make portraits on iPhone
- As usual, open the Camera app.
- In the line with the modes at the bottom of the screen, select “Portrait”
- Take a photo. When the frame is suitable for portrait shooting, the text “Portrait” on the screen becomes yellow.
- In the “Portrait” mode, all the pictures will be blurred, but pay attention to the prompts on the screen so that the quality of the images is the best. Take a photo only after the text becomes yellow. If the frame is not suitable for a portrait, try to move the smartphone.
The image below shows an example of the portrait effect in action.
When shooting, you need to be close to the object and follow the prompts on the screen. Best of all, portrait photography works with clear objects, faces, people and animals. Objects with blurry contours are not so good. Even portrait portraits of people with a certain type of hair are blurred.
The following is a good example.
Experiment with the function, and you will understand how it works.
Portrait pictures will be saved in the Photo application as usual. In addition, under them will be a separate album with the name “Portrait”.
The portrait mode is actively promoted in Apple commercials, and it continues to improve. Perhaps, in the future, the Portrait mode will become even more advanced, but for now, it’s extremely easy to use. In addition, the iPhone X has effects of portrait light, which not only blur the background but also change the lighting of the frame.