How to take beautiful close-up photos with an iPhone every time

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It's no secret smartphones can take beautiful pictures. Now, Apple is sharing trade secrets so iPhone users can step up their photo-taking game. From the tutorials, you can learn techniques like shooting without flash, taking action photos or capturing a close-up to bring out impeccable detail.

Apple advises you to get close — really close — to the subject you're trying to photograph. An ideal distance is within 10 centimeters. Then, tap the screen to focus on a particular area. A yellow square will help direct you, so select the part of the screen that spotlights what you want to fixate on.

Tapping on the yellow outlined square will focus on an area.
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To the right of the yellow square is a sun-like icon responsible for controlling the exposure.

The sun icon controls exposure.
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Sliding the icon up and down will modify the exposure — up will increase it, while down will decrease it. Play around with this until you find your ideal exposure.

Scrolling the sun icon up increases exposure, while scrolling it down decreases exposure.
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When your focus and exposure are ready — and you're still up close and personal with what you're trying to photograph — click the button to capture the image.

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