Apple wants to teach you how to use the iPhone's camera, launches photography tutorial series

Do you want to take better shots with your iPhone but don't know much about photography? If that's the case, you might want to check out Apple's new "How to Shoot on iPhone 7" tutorial series. 

The tech giant recently updated its YouTube channel with a bunch of short informational videos which aim to teach iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners a few tricks on how to properly utilize the camera on their handset. 

Each clip is about 40 seconds long and features simple text instructions accompanied by some funky electronic beats. They can provide you with the basics on taking good panorama shots, close-ups, portraits, and so on. 

If you like what you see and would like to learn more, it will be best to head straight to Apple's dedicated webpage for the series (link is located below). There, you'll be able to see the full list of 16 tutorials, which is far greater than the modest selection of 5 clips that made the cut to Cupertino's YouTube channel. 

The entire collection includes:

  • How to shoot a great portrait.
  • How to shoot a close-up.
  • How to shoot a vertical Pano.
  • How to shoot without a flash.
  • How to shoot action.
  • How to shoot a selfie with the timer.
  • How to capture a unique angle.
  • How to shoot stills while filming.
  • How to shoot with street light.
  • How to shoot a bold and simple image.
  • How to shoot during golden hour.
  • How to shoot a one-handed selfie.
  • How to edit a selfie.
  • How to shoot a sunset silhouette.
  • How to shoot a group portrait.
  • How to shoot a backlit subject.

Check out Apple's How to shoot on iPhone 7 website

source: Apple




Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hahah typical are using it WRONG!

2. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Somehow people always find ways to bash Apple


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

True but apple brought this upon themselves!

19. Unordinary unregistered

Na, you're just braindead


Posts: 956; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

All they need to say is don't shoot video in portrait mode.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Filming in VVS is just stupid!

4. thetruthhasbeenspoken

Posts: 83; Member since: May 02, 2017

How low is the average iphone user's IQ that he needs tutorials on taking photos on a phone?


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Sheep are not that smart!

11. whatev

Posts: 2445; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Apparently higher than yours since they want to take better pics as the article says, not taking average pictures, not mentioning that they invest their money in a better way, but anyway I understand that's beyond your comprehension


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

The iphone takes average pictures! The quality is not that good......but a ifan like you would not even see the difference!

15. thetruthhasbeenspoken

Posts: 83; Member since: May 02, 2017

Invest their money in an overpriced product? Lol. Your IQ is below sea level.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

TBH, if anyone wanted to take "better" pictures, they would buy a real camera and not even use a phone. Or if you must get a phone, Android is better because the camera software allows for people who understand PRO settings, on how to adjust the camera settings to take better photos. If Apple "TRULY" wants you to take better pictures, then give back a PRO mode where we can adjust resolution, IOS, shutter speed and more. Stop using preset BS that we've seen do a terrible job. Most photos we see online that were taken with an iPhone, likely use special attached lenses to get better quality. Because the iPhone only beats cheap phones. at photos out the box. The best thing, first because the iPhone takes very up close photos, stand back. Have good lighting. Be careful of bright lights as the camera always over-exposes the white to an unnatural color, be weary of your storage, because you can change the photo resolution unless you are texting it or emailing it. From my experience, video come out better if, if it is a low light situation, lowering the resolution gets better results. In making iOS easy to use for a 5 year old, it takes away benefits for people who have extra knowledge and want to make changes to get better results. Overpriced kiddie phone. Apple...let people who can handle more advanced features have them. How can you claim the "most advanced mobile operating system", when you can't even do advanced things with it?

20. Unordinary unregistered

Higher than Android users. Studies proven to show this. Look it up.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

How to take a good picture by an S8? Answer: Use an iPhone.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

At least try to be funny when trolling.

9. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

This question lacks on humour.

13. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

But c'mon iphone camera UI is noob proof. Who is it aimed for then?

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4394; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

A tutorial for post editing would be more valuable

16. zebraman

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

How to take a better photo than a iphone 7 use a galaxy S6, S7 or S8 on auto mode

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How hard is it to launch, point and shoot? You can;t do anything else. You can't choose resolution, no pro modes or nothing.

21. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Put it in portrait mode and shoot portrait. Lesson 7.

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