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The iPhone is the most widely used camera on the planet. Regular people as well as professional photographers use it every day to create stunning images and shoot awesome videos. Even with it being a very capable camera, it still has certain physical limitations that are natural if you take its size into account.
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One of them is creating a shallow depth of field. As a photographer, you will definitely want to separate your subject from the background now and then. Fortunately, you can pull it off even with an iPhone. It just takes a few tricks and an understanding of depth of field.
A shallow depth of field requires some distance between subject and background, so you can start there. Get closer to it with your phone and try to have as much space as possible behind the subject.
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Focusing is also very important, so make sure you lock the focus on the screen in the area your subject is framed. There are also available apps you can use to blur the background after you've taken the photo. Obviously they're not going to produce professional looking results all the time, but their effects can make your iPhone photography look a little better.
Here is Nicky Fitz-Gerald showing you how to create shallow depth of field in a video from Adorama TV.