Brooks Kraft has been the official White House photographer since 2000. This December, he was tasked to snap photos of the annual unveiling of Christmas decorations in house of the president of the USA. In this assignment, he opted to shoot the photos using the iSight camera of his Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Check out his photos below.
To get the best results out of the iPhone 6 Plus’ camera, Kraft has shared 5 tips via TIME. Here they are:
- Make sure you get the best exposure you can when you’re shooting, because it’s pretty hard to correct a bad exposure on the phone. It’s worth taking the extra minute to get it right.
- Don’t use the flash. With steady hands, the iPhone is frequently capable of capturing images in low light situations, and the results often look better then with the flash. But in some cases, you don’t have a choice.
- Don’t use the zoom function because it’s not an optical zoom. It’s just blowing up the pixels you have.
- Pay attention to the image settings of the app you’re using to photograph. Some will downsize your files. I use the native camera app because I’m sure to have a clean, maximum resolution file that I can go back to.
- Think about what you do with your images once you’ve shot them. There’s a tendency when you’re using a mobile device to let your images sit there instead of organizing them, archiving them or printing them. I really think that when people look back at their visual histories, they [might find big gaps in their archives].
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