How to Keep Your iPhone Steady to Avoid Camera Shake?
Because of its small sensor, the iPhone must use slower shutter speeds than other digital cameras. In bright sunlight, this isn’t a problem, but in medium and low light, it’s critical to hold your iPhone steady, or your images will be blurry. You’ll learn how to keep your iPhone camera steady… and your images sharp… in this post.
When shooting footage, it’s even more critical to keep the iPhone steady. Despite the fact that the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 use advanced video stabilisation algorithms, you can still end up with videos that shake the entire picture.
Let’s start with my two preferred ways of holding the iPhone.
The Way of the Camera
This is probably the most natural way to keep your iPhone, and it is certainly practical in most situations. It looks like you’re keeping a real camera because you can take photos with the volume buttons.
Keep an eye on your iPhone.
However, there are drawbacks to keeping the iPhone in this manner. Even if it appears to be very secure, your hands will most likely shake as you keep them in front of you. And when you click the shutter button, which is the most crucial part of the process, your phone is almost certain to pass with you. Use a phone ring holder or popsocket to firmly hold your phone.
If the light is strong, I frequently prefer to keep my iPhone like a normal camera. In low light, though, this is not the safest method for keeping your iPhone steady. You might try twisting the iPhone in opposite directions from either end to prevent hand shaking, but this isn’t comfortable for long periods of time.
Finally, if you keep your iPhone like this and use Windows, you might have found that when you copy images from your iPhone to your screen, they are upside down. The simplest solution is to keep your iPhone in such a way that the volume keys are facing down while taking pictures or videos.
The Way of the Smartphone Camera
One hand is one of the easiest ways to carry your iPhone, as seen in the picture below.
Keep your index finger on the top of your iPhone, your pinky on the bottom, and the other two fingers on the back of your iPhone to accomplish this. This frees up the thumb to press the shutter button and change the focus and exposure.
This grip on the iPhone may take some getting used to, and you may feel more at ease if your phone is covered by a case or bumper at first. But this is the first time I’ve ever lost my iPhone. It actually feels safer than it appears.
There are a number of benefits to keeping your iPhone in this manner. For starters, it is much more stable, which means your pictures would be less likely to be blurry. It’s also easier to switch your phone towards the topic if you only have one hand in front of you rather than two. Finally, changing the orientation from landscape to portrait in a split second is extremely easy. In street photography, this is extremely useful.
You don’t have to think about your pictures and videos being upside down when you copy them to a monitor if you’re right-handed because the volume controls are automatically facing down this way.
Activating the Shutter
It’s important to release the shutter only when your hands are steady, regardless of how you carry your iPhone. Use anything like a railing, a table, or even a nearby tree to prop up your iPhone. If that isn’t practical, you can also lean your elbows against your body’s sides.
or low-light shots, some people choose to use an iPhone tripod and iPhone tripod instal, and there are plenty of good options on the market. I, on the other hand, never use a tripod. iPhone photography, in my opinion, is all about versatility and the ability to take fast shots when the opportunity arises. With a tripod, you obviously lose some of the versatility. However, if you do decide to use one, it will undoubtedly improve the sharpness of your low-light shots.
It’s also a good idea to pay attention to your breathing. Don’t hold your breath because it will make your body tense and your hands trembling. Instead, several photographers have discovered that at the end of an exhalation, their hands are more steady.
It’s also essential to know how to use the shutter. Using the volume buttons is simple and almost guarantees that your iPhone will switch. In low-light conditions, it’s safer to stop them. Bear in mind that the shot is only taken when you remove your finger from the screen when using the on-screen shutter. I’ve found that softly lifting my finger instead of pressing the button causes even less movement.
Finally, you can use the volume up button on your Apple headphones to fully stop any camera movement caused by the shutter. When using a tripod or attempting to stay invisible in street photography, the headphone shutter comes in handy.
Stabilization of images
Your iPhone can tell when it’s running and when it’s being kept still thanks to its built-in accelerometer. You can use the image stabiliser feature of a dedicated camera app like ProCamera or Camera+ to take advantage of this.
It functions similarly to a standard shutter press. The photo can only be taken if your iPhone is fully still. This is ideal for low-light shots, but certainly not for action shots that must be captured quickly.