Smartphones have evolved so much. A camera phone used to produce grainy, hard-to-decipher pictures — now, some smartphones on the market can rival a DSLR camera. One of those impressive smartphones is the iPhone XS.
The iPhone XS has been called Apple’s finest camera phone so far by the reviewers over at Digital Trends. The tech website Tom’s Guide gave high praise to the camera upgrades with low-light shots and Depth Control. Together, the XS’s dual-lens camera and the Apple-designed ISP clearly make stellar results.
Learn the Camera Features:
The iPhone XS has a lot of interesting features that you can play around with like Smart HDR, Live Photo and Burst Mode. One of the features that you’re going to love the most is the Adjustable Dept of Field because it will make your portraits look fantastic. You can manually change the bokeh and the depth of the picture on a slider to the desired degree. It lets you make the person in the photo the primary focus — everything else in the background looks like it’s fading away.
If you’re not sure where to start, you can follow Apple tutorials for their photography features so that you can get the shot right the first time.
Get Accessories for Your Phone:
A Grip Case and Screen Protector
The first thing you’re going to want to do is find iPhone cases with precision fit and screen protectors as a safety measure. A grip case is a great choice because it offers full coverage without adding too much bulk. And the grippy material makes it harder for your phone to slip through your fingers. When you pair it with a Prism screen protector, your iPhone XS will be impact-proof.
If you’re concerned that a black case is too plain for your liking, you can spruce up the case with a stylish vinyl skin. Choose a design like white leather, green carbon fiber, zebrawood or red dragon scale.
A Ring Light
Have you ever wondered why Instagram influencers and makeup artists on YouTube look so great in selfies, even with minimal makeup? The answer is that they have ring lights at their makeup stations or attached to their phones to wash out imperfections and give them a natural-looking glow.
You can get the accessory for your phone to guarantee incredible lighting for selfies. One affordable option is the lightweight QIAYA Selfie Light Ring that you can simply clip on to your iPhone XS before snapping away. If you’re done using it, clip it off and stash it in your bag for later.
Use Apps to Tweak Your Photos:
Sometimes you’ve taken a great picture, but it just needs a little extra help to be perfect. You should download some of these apps that have editing features that go beyond tools like zooming in and cropping.
The app Facetune 2 is designed to spruce up selfies for Instagram with editing tools that let you whiten teeth, cover blemishes, smooth out skin and correct bad lighting. If you wish that an unexpected pimple on your chin or a sunburn on your cheeks didn’t ruin your photo, you can use this app to fix those problems.
The free photo-editing app VSCO offers presets and basic tools like saturation and contrast for users to experiment with their pictures. Membership subscribers will get access to more presets, editing tools and tutorials to strengthen their editing skills.
Adobe Photoshop Express
If you want to take photos like a professional, you’re going to want a multifaceted editing app like Photoshop Adobe Express at your fingertips. It can do everything that Facetune 2 and VSCO can do, all in one place. You can use it to eliminate red-eye and remove blemishes. You can use multiple tools to correct the color, contrast, saturation and so much more.
It seems like this app is the whole package. The only problem with it is that it’s free to download, but you will be pushed toward in-app purchases. If you want to access certain features, you’re going to have to pay.
The iPhone XS was built with an incredible camera. You don’t need to try too hard to take amazing pictures. If you want to give your photography skills a quick boost, check out tutorials on the camera features, get some essential accessories and download apps to edit the final products. Soon enough, you’ll have an Instagram page full of perfect shots.