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There is no doubt that the iPhone X is one of the best smartphones on the market today.
It's not a bad camera, either...
With all kinds of features that help you take better photos, it's a great companion for photographers that don't want to deal with a big, bulky, traditional camera.
If you're an iPhone X owner, consider the following tips as essential for improving the quality of your photos.
Don't Be Afraid of the Flash
With a typical smartphone, I'd say avoid the flash like a plague.
But the iPhone X isn't your typical smartphone...
That's because it's got a SlowSync flash with Quad-LED True Tone lighting.
That means that the iPhone X is much more capable than other phones of capturing images that have soft, warm light.
Give it a try next time you're in an interior space without much lighting, and you'll see what I mean.
Is it the best lighting possible? No. But is it much-improved over past mobile phone flashes? Absolutely!
Upgrade the Lens
The iPhone X's built-in front-facing cameras offer an f/1.8 wide-angle lens and an f/2.4 telephoto lens.
That's not bad at all.
However, you can upgrade the lens even further by outfitting your iPhone X with a high-quality aftermarket lens.
The question is, who makes the best iPhone X lenses?
For my money, the answer to that question is unequivocally Sandmarc.
I got my hands on a set of these lenses, and I can tell you that they are worth every bit of the hype that surrounds them.
For starters, Sandmarc is committed to quality in the build process. That's why their lenses have premium multi-coated optics that enable you to take photos that are clear, sharp and have little (if any) aberrations.
There's something to be said for the performance of these lenses as well.
The 16mm wide-angle lens offers 0.56x magnification for sweeping shots of landscapes, travel photography, and even group portraits.
The 10mm fisheye lens has 0.2x magnification for unique perspectives on all manner of subjects.
The 25mm macro lens has 10x magnification for getting beautiful close-ups of the smallest elements.
There's versatility to speak of as well.
These lenses can either be mounted to a special iPhone X case (it's the world's slimmest case mount, in fact!), or if you prefer, you can simply clip the lens onto your phone.
In other words, Sandmarc has hit the nail on the head with these lenses.
They are well made, versatile, and with three different lens options, you can explore all sorts of different kinds of photography.
What's not to like about that?
Give Burst Mode a Try
So often in photography, timing is everything.
That being the case, having the ability to rapid-fire shots enables gives you a better chance of capturing those fleeting moments.
Luckily for us, the iPhone X features a burst shooting mode to handle such tasks.
Simply press and hold the shutter button in the phone's camera app, and it'll take pictures at a rate of 10 per second.
This is great not just for capturing action shots, but also in instances in which light is changing rapidly, like at sunrise or sunset.
Use Different Focal Lengths
As noted above, outfitting your iPhone X with a set of lenses gives you tons of versatility in the focal length department. You can use that to your advantage to get more creative with the photos you take.
By taking photos with a fisheye lens, a wide-angle lens, and a macro lens (in addition to using the iPhone X's native telephoto lens), you get much more variety in your photos.
With that kind of freedom you open yourself up to more fully developing your creative eye.
By that, I mean that rather than standing there and taking a wide-angle shot of a landscape as many of us do, you can use different focal lengths to create unique views of the same subject.
Get up close with a macro lens for an intimate landscape shot and then switch to the fisheye lens for a distorted view that bends reality.
After that, give the built-in telephoto lens a try so you can isolate the subject.
And since the iPhone X has optical image stabilization, you will be able to do all that with steadier and sharper results.
In other words, by utilizing the iPhone X's native tools and adding a few of your own, you will be in much better position to capture epic photos no matter the subject!