A few days ago, I got the new iPhone. Not because I needed a new phone but because the iPhone 7 Plus’ double camera looked amazeballs, and because I clearly have no idea how to manage my money.
The iOS 10.1 comes with a new camera feature called “Portrait Mode.” It’s not out yet, it’s in beta, so don’t bother looking for it on your phone, it won’t be there 🙂 You’ll need to join the beta first.
By the way, before you keep reading, if you’re looking for a professional post on the Portrait Mode, you’ll want to check this article instead. My post will be very weak compared to this one.
Is The Portrait Mode Any Good?
In one word: hell yeah! (I’m aware that’s two words, thank you).
I’ve been wanting to be good at taking pictures for as long as I can remember. I own a Polaroid Supercolor 635 and a 35mm Yashica camera that my grandfather owned and let’s be honest, I’m not the best photographer nor do I take many pictures.
Look at this picture though. It’s honestly my favorite picture ever:
Is It Perfect?
It’s definitely not. First, this is not professional camera work. This is software work, processing two pictures in the backend and giving you a processed shot.
And Apple still has some work to do. I know it’s still in beta, but take a look at this picture of my stepson. If the camera isn’t focusing on the subject, it won’t really know where to blur and give that weird, bad Photoshopped effect:
Cover picture source: Apple