Best tips to take amazing photos in your iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode

Best tips to take amazing photos in your iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode

With iOS 10.1 update, Apple brings the new Portrait mode that takes full advantage of the iPhone 7 Plus’s dual lens camera to create dSLR-like photos with creamy and pleasing bokeh. Basically, the new mode blurs the background while keeping your subject in focus.


The portrait mode is pretty easy to use on your iPhone 7 Plus, but there are chances that you will end up disappointed with your photos if you are not paying attention. With that in mind, we will walk you through the best tips to take amazing photos in your iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode.

Tips to take amazing photos in your iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode

  1. Enable Keep Normal Photo

Portrait mode is now available in beta stages, so Apple allows you to keep a copy of the photo without the depth-of-field effect. This could be little annoying and take up more storage space on your iPhone. However, in this way, you don’t have to worry about losing your photos if your photos end up being poorly applied with blur effect.

If you have already turned it off, you can turn it back on by heading to Settings > Photos & Camera and enable it

  1. Keep windows and mirrors out of your shots

This sounds weird, but windows and mirrors in the background maximize the chances of winding up disappointed with your photos. In reality, mirrors and windows can create reflection and transparency that generate more or less blur than what is necessary to be, thereby resulting in photos with poorly or excessively applied blur effect.

The Portrait mode is only in beta stages, so hopefully, Apple can fix it when it launches the final release.

  1. Keep your objects bright

The iPhone 7 Plus is among the best camera phones in low-light conditions. However, this could change if you are in Portrait Mode. The telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus has an f/2.8 aperture which doesn’t perform well in dark conditions, while the Portrait mode needs to use both lens on your iPhone 7 Plus, so it is best to go with light conditions.

  1. Focus on large objects and people

Remember that the Portrait mode is still in beta stages, so keep your objects as simple as possible for optimal results. We recommend you focus on large objects and people, as small objects require more time to focus. The Portrait mode works perfectly with people despite some issues with outlining hair. So, keep your objects large for optimal results.

Read next: Here is how to use Depth of Field on your iPhone 7 Plus

These are tips to take amazing photos in iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode. Hopefully, you have got a good time with the Portrait mode and don’t forget to share with us in the comments below.

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