Guy Skills / Gear & Gadgets Apple Reveals iPhone Camera Tricks To Help You Take The Best Photos Learn the secrets of your iPhone 7 today PUBLISHED: May 15, 2017 | BY KORIN MILLER ISTOCK You can have an iPhone for years without knowing all the cool little features that are jammed into your phone. But they exist - and now, Apple is trying to make sure users know all the tricks of the iPhone 7 camera. The brand recently launched a new website that details the best ways to shoot a portrait, close-up, selfie with a timer, action shot, and a bunch of other information you didn’t know you needed but definitely do. There are some more obvious sections you’ll probably skip like how to shoot without a flash and how to edit a selfie, but other tips could make your phone photography next-level. APPLE HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS WHILE YOU’RE FILMING While you’re filming, hit the white shutter button in the lower left (that you probably never noticed before). APPLE HOW TO SHOOT SOMEONE WITH BACKLIGHTING Turn on your phone’s HDR and lock the focus by pressing and holding anywhere on your screen. Tap the screen and slide it to a lower exposure before taking your picture. APPLE HOW TO SHOOT A VERTICAL PANORAMA Put your camera in landscape mode, then switch to Pano mode. Tap the shutter and, starting from the bottom, pan up slowly. APPLE HOW TO SHOOT A SELFIE WITH A TIMER Switch to a front-facing camera, steady your phone, and use the timer icon (again, which you’ve probably never noticed) which is in the top bar of your screen. Set the delay you want, push the shutter button, and wait for your photo to be snapped. APPLE HOW TO SHOOT A SUNSET SILHOUETTE Sunset silhouettes look arty and awesome, but they’re easy to screw up. To get it right, have someone stand between you and the sun, lock your camera’s focus by pressing and holding on the display, tap the display and slide to a lower exposure before shooting your picture. Of course, you can always shoot a bunch of photos and weed out the crappy ones later, but knowing these tricks will help you be on your A-game from the beginning.