iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been around for a bit, and mobile photography fans hailed the cameras on the handsets as significant improvements over the previous ones.

The two smartphones carry 12-megapixel sensors, Digital Camera color gamut, fast autofocus, optical image stabilization (OIS) and various different improvements. The iPhone 7 Plus even comes with two cameras, allowing optical zoom lens and a new portrait mode, thanks to iOS 10.

Some reviewers commend the iPhone 7 for its image output, while others show skepticism in the performance of the gadgets. After all, the latest handsets from Apple are as good as they get, and you can read some tips to make your iPhone 7 photos stand out.

Low-Light Images

Thanks to the f/1.8 aperture on the new phones, dark scenes will provide magic results on your camera. Just remember not to use the telephoto lens from the iPhone 7 Plus, as it is way darker (f/2.8).

Live Photos

The feature has been around for a year, and now, it allows users to edit their pictures before sharing them on social media. Tweak the exposure or color balance, and post away.

Telephoto Lens

iPhone 7 Plus' secondary pair of lens offer 2x optical zoom, making it easy to snap distant targets without the dreaded pixelation that usually is self-understood for digital zooming.

A new portrait camera mode is also in store, which gives a shallow depth-of-field effect. This would make the subject of the photo stand out in great sharpness from the artfully blurred background. The mode arrived last week via an iOS 10 update.

Accessorize

If you listen to the internet, you will never touch a selfie stick again. However, other accessories can assist you with your mobile photography, such as remote shutters and tripods.

The latter is a good investment, regardless if you plan on using them for selfies, recording time lapses or taking long-exposure photos.

Apps Are Key

There is no shortage of iPhone apps that beat the proprietary software at taking, editing and sharing photos. Test out alternatives such as Microsoft Pix or Manual for taking photos, Prisma for awesome looking filters. As for sharing, we will let you decide what is your favorite social media app.

Be Creative

When it comes to creativity, there are no rules, only guidelines.

Here are some good pointers. To create balanced compositions, align your subject/s diagonally. To capture the essence of a moment it is best to keep the layout simple, even minimalistic. Symmetry and reflections are great tools to add more artistic flavor to your shots. Shadows can give an extra layer of drama to your snaps, and shooting from the height of the subject can make a staggering difference.

For even more tips on making the iPhone 7 your best photography tool, read here.

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