Setting Exposure + Focus | iPhone Photography

Setting Exposure and Focus | iPhone Photography | Alaina Ann Photography One of my top tips for individuals looking to improve their iPhone photographs is setting the exposure and focus prior to pressing the shutter button. This is done by activating the AE/AF Lock.

Here are the simple steps to achieve properly focused and exposed iPhone photographs:

  • Choose the area of the scene you want to have in focus.
  • Press down on the screen until the AE/AF Lock square is set. The focus square will flicker twice and then activate. You will see the AE/AF Lock notification at the bottom of the screen.
  • Hold your iPhone steady {or use a tripod} and press one of the shutter buttons to capture your photograph.
  • To unlock, press the screen a second time.

Setting Exposure and Focus | iPhone Photography | Alaina Ann Photography

You may notice the color and brightness of the photograph will change once you set the AE/AF Lock. In addition to locking in your focus point, you are also setting the exposure of your photograph.

Give this little tip a try and see if your iPhone photographs have more natural colors and better focus!