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Introduction to iPhone 15 pro max's camera

The iPhone 15 pro max features a phenomenal camera. While a more comprehensive review of the overall smartphone is given here. This article will have a greater focus on it’s camera and to be even more specific, It’s back camera. The back of the phone features 3 cameras. We start off our discussion with the main camera of 48MP sensor with 1.22µm pixels and second-generation sensor-shift stabilization. The lens’ focal length has a 24mm equivalent and the aperture is f/1.78. This camera also comes with 28mm and 35mm equivalent digital zoom modes. Ultrawide and macro photos are also supported in this camera. It has a new anti-reflective coating, improved HDR and better Night Mode. An overview of the key specifications of the camera is given below:-


Spec Detail

Main camera

8 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.28", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, sensor-shift OIS 12 MP, f/2.8, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.06", 1.12µm, dual pixel PDAF, 3D sensor‑shift OIS, 5x optical zoom 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF TOF 3D LiDAR scanner (depth)

Video (Main camera)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120/240fps, 10-bit HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), ProRes, Cinematic mode (4K@24/30fps), 3D (spatial) video, stereo sound rec.

Selfie camera

12 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3.6", PDAF, OIS SL 3D, (depth/biometrics sensor)

Selfie camera (video)

4K@24/25/30/60fps, 1080p@25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS

Mastering camera: 5 tips

Follow these 5 tips and you can utilize your iPhone 15 pro max’s camera to the fullest to get the best photography experience that it has to offer.

1. Optimal settings

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Learn to master the best settings for your iPhone 15 pro max’s camera. These settings will differ based on conditions such as lighting, time of day, where you subject is placed etc. Learn to control all the tools in your disposal in the camera app to ensure the highest quality of pictures from your iPhone. It will take you some time to get the hand of your gear but once you can battle different scenarios, lighting conditions etc. You’ll become a pro at it.

2. Post processing

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Post processing is a big part of any photography experience. Thankfully, the photos app in the iPhone 15 pro max has many in built features that allow for post processing of pictures taken. If you want to maximize on your picture producing skills then you must take full advantage of these features. Learn to adjust exposure, contrasts, shadows and other features offered in the in built gallery. Edit every picture according to it’s needs and your pictures will stand out.

3. Learn composition

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Learn professional composition techniques to take better photos such as the rule of thirds. Another great way to have good composition is to turn on grid lines. Grid lines on your iPhone 15 pro max look like the ones above. They help in framing photos better. To turn these on, go to Settings > Camera, then turn on Grid and Level.

4. Understand lights and shadows

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In order to use your iPhone camera to the fullest, you need to think and act like a professional. Understanding the way lights and shadows work and the impact that they have on a photo will make you develop a deeper understanding of photography in general which will then translate to better photos captured. Understanding the way lights and shadows influence an image will make you skilled enough to be able to take good pictures in different lighting conditions and scenarios. 

5. Tell stories

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The pictures that you take should have a theme and a subject, They shouldn’t be bland rather when someone looks at them, they should have a certain feeling. They should tell something to the viewer, a story. Capture pictures in such a way that your subject is the main focus and when someone looks at it, They can instantly imagine a scene in their head. Story telling is an art and if you can master it in your photos, you will be able to take great photos whether it be an iPhone you’re working with or a DSLR.

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