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20 Tips To Up Your iPhone Photography Game

If you want your photos to get All the Likes, try these tricks.

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2. Use the iPhone's grid feature to help you compose your shots.

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To turn it on, go to Settings, select Photos & Camera, and enable the grid feature. Then read up on the Rule of Thirds.

3. Hold down the camera's shutter to take multiple photos in rapid succession.

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This is called "burst mode" and can be great for capturing action shots.

4. Use the rear-facing camera (the one on the back of your phone) instead of the front-facing camera (the one used for selfies) whenever you can.

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The rear-facing camera takes photos at a much higher resolution, so you get nicer images.

5. Turn off the flash before taking photos of your food.

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This will help you avoid Martha-Stewart-style food pics.

7. Avoid using the camera's zoom tool if possible.

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Instead, move your body closer to your subject, or crop the photo after you've taken it.

8. Use the headphones that came with your iPhone as a remote for taking photos.

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Plug them in, open the camera app, and press the "up" volume button to snap pics. It's a great tool if you're using a tripod or want to take a selfie.

10. Keep in mind that your phone doesn't snap a photo until you take your finger OFF the shutter.

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So stay still as you release to avoid blurry photos.

12. Convert pics to black and white for a more stunning photo.

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Pro photographer Brad Mangin suggests doing this to get a better photo, especially if you're shooting in low light.

14. Use an external wide-angle lens to get amazing close-up shots.

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Try a macro lens from Photojojo.

15. Use the VSCO app for gorgeous filters.

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Download it here.

16. Use the LookBirdy app when photographing kids or pets.

It makes bird sounds to get them to look at the camera; download it here.

18. Add sparkles (also known as "bokeh") with the Picfx app.

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Download it here.

19. Try the Diptic app to create photo collages.

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You can download it here.

20. Snap TONS of photos.

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You won't always nail the perfect shot on the first (or fifth!) try.