Time Magazine decided to use an iPhone instead of high-end DLSRs to capture its cover photo that features Marcus Rashford, an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team, as reported by iMore.

TIme Magazine Didn't Use DLSR to Capture Its Marcus Rashford Cover Photo: It Now Uses iPhone Instead
(Photo : Screenshot from Twitter post of @MarcusRashford)
TIme Magazine Didn't Use DLSR to Capture Its Marcus Rashford Cover Photo: It Now Uses iPhone Instead

"Who would have thought you could have captured this via an iPhone in my front room Exploding head thank you @TIME very proud Heart suit #TIME100Next," said Rashford via his official Twitter account.

The photo has contains the headline "The Next 100 Most Influential People" and "Power Player MARCUS RASHFORD." In the cover picture, is sitting in a chair with an emotionless look while wearing a white shirt and Nike high-cut sneakers.
Rashford's tweet currently has more than 3,000 retweets, 400 quote tweets, and 30,000 likes.

Is this Time Magazine's first time using iPhone?

Time Magazine is popular for offering cinematic cover photos featuring celebrities, athletes, viral people, and even rising stars. It also captures unusual events and other unique moments that will make its audiences awe.

TIme Magazine Didn't Use DLSR to Capture Its Marcus Rashford Cover Photo: It Now Uses iPhone Instead
(Photo : Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
HANOVER, GERMANY - DECEMBER 04: Someone snaps a photo with a smartphone at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) federal party convention on December 4, 2012 in Hanover, Germany. The CDU has a strong lead over its opponents though has recently lost the mayoral posts in several major German cities to opposition parties. Germany faces federal elections in 2013.

Time Magazine also uses iPhone as their main photography device. Although Marcus Rashford's cover photo seems unique, 9to5Mac reported in 2012 that Time Magazine also used an iPhone to capture a tidal wave. 2012 Time Magazine cover photo was taken by Ben Lowy. He used his iPhone and the popular photo-editing application Hipstamatic.

On the other hand, Time Magazine also used an iPhone to capture pictures of influential women back in 2017. These include Hillary Clinton, Nikki Haley, Shonda Rhimes, Ellen Degeneres, and more.

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Right now, iPhone is considered the best camera smartphone in the market. However, Samsung and other Apple competitors are also leveling up their technology to keep up with iPhone's camera features.

iPhone camera tricks

If you currently own an iPhone device, especially if it is the latest iPhone 12 Pro, then there's a high chance that you can capture a photo that is comparable with Time Magazine's 2021 cover. All you need to do is tweak your device's expert mode. Professional photographers are always using manual mode instead of automatic since they can adjust the settings such as aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, and more. Here are some tricks you can use to level up your mobile-photography skills;

  • Lock focus on subjects
  • Use the compositional grid to allow the rule-of-thirds composition
  • Adjust exposure
  • Use burst action mode for action shots
  • Experiment with portrait mode
  • Familiarize yourself with the effects of the wide-angle and standard lens
  • Capture long exposure shots
  • Choose your frame with live photos
  • Use portrait lighting modes
  • Use live photo loob and bounce

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