How To Use The iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

Curious about the iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode and if the dual camera really creates a blurred or bokeh background that rivals a DSLR camera?

Well, it’s definitely not perfect but I’m very excited with the results it’s produced so far. Take a look at this shot from my friend Chantal of Miss Chantal Cares.

How To Use iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

How To Use The iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

Here are written instructions for how to use the beta Portrait mode in the iPhone 7 but you can scroll down to the video below if you want to see it in action in a short demo video.

1. Open the native iPhone 7 Plus camera.

2. Swipe to access portrait mode.

How To Use iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

3. The window will prompt you if you need to move farther away or increase light.

4. Take the photo. It will give you a copy of the photo with and without the depth effect.

How To Use iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

 

How To Use iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

If you run the photo through a favorite photo-editing app like I did here with the A Color Story app, you can product some really nice results.

How To Use iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

If the lighting conditions are not great or your focal point does not have a clean edge, the outcome will leave something to be desired.

Click here or below If you’d like to see a quick demo on how the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode works:

How To Use iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode

And what if you don’t have an iPhone 7 Plus? You can still achieve the bokeh effect in your iPhone photos with blurring apps such as AfterFocus or Pixomatic. You can see a tutorial on AfterFocus here.

How to Blur the Background of Your iPhone Photos

If you’d like to refer to this post on the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait mode, then pin this image to your Pinterest account.

How To Use iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode