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iPhone 8 Plus Camera Tutorial

October 10, 2017 | Tutorial
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iPhone 8 Plus Camera Tutorial

iPhone 8 Plus Camera Tutorial

How to Use iPhone 8 Plus Camera


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iPhone 8 Plus Camera – The iPhone 8 Plus arrives with dual 12MP rear cameras and 7MP front-facing camera.  The two camera on the back of the iPhone have physically larger sensors than the iPhone 7 Plus. Both cameras work together where the first camera has a wide-angle f/1.8 lens while the second one has a f/2.8 lens.

So, what so great about iPhone 8 Plus cameras? These cameras allows users to enjoy some camera effects like Portrait Mode effect, Portrait Lighting, bokeh effects or other lighting effects. Check out these iPhone 8 Plus camera tutorial.

Camera and Video Settings

iPhone 8 Plus Camera Setting

iPhone 8 Plus Camera Setting

The following steps will guide you on setting the camera and video on your iPhone. Each steps will be explained right after it.

  1. Go to the home screen
  2. Change the camera flash
  3. Change the camera timer setting
  4. Switch Camera modes
  5. Change additional camera and video settings
  6. Adjust the settings as desired

Check out the following guide for more detail iPhone 8 Plus camera tutorial.

Detail iPhone 8 Plus Camera Tutorial
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How to Change Camera Flash

If you wish to change camera flash then check out the following steps:

  1. Go to home screen
  2. Select the Camera app
  3. Select the Flash icon
  4. Then select the desired option

How to Change Camera Timer setting

Check out the following steps to change your camera timer setting:

  1. Go to home screen
  2. Choose the Camera app
  3. Select the Timer icon
  4. Select the desired option

How to  switch Camera modes

To switch Camera modes, simply swipe left or right your phone. You will see options like Time Lapse Video, Slo-mo Video, Video, Camera, Square, and Pano.

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How to change additional camera and video settings

You can make some other changes and settings on your iPhone’s camera. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the home screen
  2. Choose the Settings app
  3. Now scroll to and select Camera
  4. Next, adjust the settings as desired.

If you find some problems in taking pictures or video on iPhone you can visit here (official support).

How to Use One-handed Zoom on the iPhone 8 Plus

Your new iPhone 8 Plus offers one handed zoom with up to 2x optical and up to 10x digital zoom. Wonder how to use it? Check out the following iPhone 8 Plus camera tutorial.

How to use photographic zoom
  1. Launch the Camera app
  2. Then swipe to the Photo, Square, or Pano option
  3. Next, tap on the 1x button
  4. Increase zoom by swiping to the left
  5. Decrease zoom by swiping to the right
  6. Tap again on the zoom button to return to 1x

Please note that you can increase up to 10x in Photo or Square, and up to 2x in Pano. Simply tap the zoom button to quickly switch between 1x and 2x zoom.

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How to use zoom with video

Check out the following steps to zoom with video on your iPhone 8 Plus.

  1. Launch the Camera app
  2. Swipe to the Video or Slo-Mo option
  3. Next, tap on the 1x button
  4. Swipe to the left to increase zoom and swipe right to decrease
  5. Tap again on the zoom button to return to 1x

Please note that you can increase up to 3x in Video or Slo-Mo, or up to 2x in Time-Lapse.

How to use Portrait Mode on the iPhone 8 Plus

The portrait mode is currently available on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 plus and will soon be available on the upcoming iPhone X. This mode uses the 56mm-equivalent telephoto lens on your iPhone to shoot images with bokeh style.

The iPhone 8 Plus allows users to enjoy professional photographer’s experience with its portrait mode and Portrait Lighting support. There are five types of Portrait lighting available on your iPhone 8 Plus, Natural, Studio, Contour, Stage Light, and Stage Light Mono. Check out the iPhone 8 Plus camera tutorial on how to use the portrait mode and how to use the portrait lighting mode.


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Portrait mode on the iPhone 8 Plus

  1. Launch the Camera app
  2. Then swipe over to the Portrait setting
  3. Now line up the shot you want to take
  4. Your iPhone 8 will automatically identify your subject
  5. You might get some suggestions though the Camera app’s prompts like “Flash may help,” or other prompts
  6. You will then see the banner at the bottom of your iPhone 8 Plus turn yellow
  7. You can change your lighting effects by swiping or tapping on the cube icons above the shutter button
  8. Now press the shutter button to take your photo
  9. That’s it!

How to Add Portrait Lighting to Your Photos

Your new iPhone 8 Plus arrives with Portrait Mode as well as Portrait Lighting feature. There are five types of lighting effects you can try: Natural Light, Studio Light, Contour Light, Stage Light, and Stage Light Mono.

This lighting feature doesn’t apply filters, but uses facial landmarking and a depth map captured by the dual cameras. So, how do we use it? Check out the following iPhone 8 Plus Camera Tutorial.

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How to use Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus

  1. Launch the Camera app
  2. Tap the Portrait Mode (it’s next to Photo)
  3. Above the shutter icon, you should see Natural Light with some circular logos
  4. Now hold down and move your finger left through the carousel
  5. Scroll between all the options
  6. Choose your favorite
  7. Now tap the shutter icon to capture a photo

That’s it. Now you’ve add Portrait Lighting to your photo. Get bored of the blur effect and wonder how to turn it off? Check out the iPhone 8 Plus camera tutorial below.

How to use Portrait Mode without Blur effect

  1. Go to Photos
  2. Choose the Portrait Mode photo
  3. Now tap Edit
  4. Click on the yellow Portrait logo (at the top)
  5. You should see it become transparent

That’s it, the Portrait effect has been turned off. You can change the effect to the other lighting effect. You can find the options at the bottom of the screen. We will update you with more iPhone 8 Plus camera tutorials soon. Stay tuned on iPhone 8 Manual.

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