How to Take Detailed Close-Up Shots Using Macro Photography on iPhone 13 Pro

With one of the major announcements of the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple introduced a new Macro Photography camera feature to capture detailed close-up shots.

The stunning new camera feature on iPhone brings the capability to capture industry-leading close-up shots on iPhone. Enabling Macro mode, you can be able to take detailed close-up pictures or videos of subjects and humans with a minimum distance of 2 centimeters.

The ultra-wide lens with enabling auto-focus makes an incredibly sharp focus to magnify the subject, so, you can capture brighter and sharper pictures and videos with more details even in low-light conditions. But you can’t use this camera feature with iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

Here’s how to use Macro Photography mode on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How to Capture Close-Up Shots With Macro Photography on iPhone 13 Pro?
  1. Open the Camera app of your iPhone.
  2. Notes the Photo mode should be highlighted in the camera mode menu, (swipe left to shoot a video)
  3. Bring your subject on the front of camera viewfinder, take the iPhone closer and closer that distance between the camera lens and the subject is about 2 centimeters, and allow the camera to switch to the wide-angle lens.
  4. Hold your iPhone steady (or use a tripod to get a more stable shot or footage).
  5. Once the lens has completely focused on the subject, tap the shutter button to take a picture or started capturing a video and tap again to finish the video recording.

While capturing photos or shooting videos, you will most probably notice the camera automatically switches to a wide-angle lens when finds another subject when the camera lens moving 14cm away from the main subject. This sometimes feels quite unliking.

However, while you shooting in Macro Photography, you can prevent this type of camera behavior by locking the camera that is located under Settings > Camera > Record Video > (toggle on) Lock Camera.

Although, Apple confirms that they will provide a software update by this fall which will allow users to turn on/off automatic camera switching while capturing and shooting close-up shots and videos using Macro Photography.

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