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Updated on Dec 5, 2018. Posted on Oct 26, 2014

20 Tips To Up Your iPhone Photography Game

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

1. Wipe off your lens regularly.

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It can get pretty dirty in your bag/pocket, which can lead to blurry photos.

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

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

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.

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

6. Tap on the screen in the camera viewer to change the focus of the photo.

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You can also tap on the screen to adjust the lighting.

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

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.

9. Use a tripod with the aforementioned headphones trick to avoid shaky photos (and to nail the perfect selfie).

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Browse great options here.

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

11. Adjust your photo's brightness and saturation before you start playing with filters.

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They often do more for a photo than filters do.

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

13. Add text to your images with the Over app.

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Download it here.

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

15. Use the VSCO app for gorgeous filters.

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.

17. Nail silhouette photos using the Camera Awesome app.

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Find out exactly what settings to use here.

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

19. Try the Diptic app to create photo collages.

20. Snap TONS of photos.