How To Take Photos Using Portrait Mode On iPhone XS

Your iPhone XS uses a set of cameras to give you Portrait Mode effect. This is made possible by creating a depth-of-field effect in your photos. The result of such effect is added emphasis on the subject. The background becomes blurry as well resulting to a perfect photo. If you want to know what we’re talking about, you should try to take pictures in Portrait Mode. Below are the steps to do that.

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How to take photos using Portrait mode on iPhone XS

Your iPhone’s camera app is smart and will give you tips to help you take excellent photos. This is especially true when using Portrait Mode. If the camera senses that you’re too far or too close, it will give you tips on what to do. Make sure to follow them to avoid getting blurry or out-of-focus shots.

If you’re ready to take your Portrait photo, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you install the latest iOS update.
  2. Open the Camera app.
  3. Swipe to Portrait Mode.
  4. Look for the yellow Portrait box.
  5. Tap the shutter button to take the shot.

How to add Portrait Lighting on iPhone XS

Aside from allowing you to take Portrait photos, your iPhone XS Camera app also lets you quality lighting to enhance your images. There are four different Portrait Lighting options that you can use to make Portrait photos stand out. These are:

  • Studio Light
  • Contour Light
  • Stage Light
  • Stage Mono

Stage Light is best used to brighten the face area of the photo.

Contour Light helps if you want to add overall directional lighting.

Stage Light lets you isolate the subject in the spotlight. It’s perfect if you want to emphasize the subject from its surroundings.

Stage Mono converts the photo into classic black and white scene.

The best way to know each one of these options is to try them yourself. If you’re ready, here’s how to pick your preferred Portrait Lighting:

  1. Select the photo that you want to change.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Swipe to choose your Lighting effect.
  4. Tap Done.

Alternatively, you can select your preferred Portrait Lighting option before you take your Portrait image.

How to take a Portrait selfie on your iPhone XS

Your iPhone XS Camera also allows you to take a selfie on Portrait mode. The steps are basically the same when you take a regular Portrait. The only difference is that you just  have to switch to selfie camera before doing it. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Camera app.
  2. Swipe to Portrait mode.
  3. Tap camera switcher icon to enable the selfie cam.
  4. Hold your iPhone XS in front of your face.
  5. Snap your selfie with one of the volume buttons.

How to remove Portrait Mode effect on your iPhone XS

Portrait Mode tends to blur the background of a photo. While this makes Portrait photos look impressive, it won’t be so desirable if you want to also capture background clearly. To remove the Portrait mode effect in your photos, you can edit it by following these steps below:

  1. Select the photo that you want to change.
  2. Tap Edit.
  3. Tap Portrait at the top of your screen.

If you change your mind and want to add portrait effect again, just edit the photo again and tap Portrait  at the top.