This Lightroom Tool Will Seriously Improve Your iPhone Photos

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This Lightroom Tool Will Seriously Improve Your iPhone Photos

I've written a lot about why I love iPhone photography and have been fortunate to create photos with this little pocket device I truly love. However, there are some characteristics of an iPhone photo that give away the fact that it was taken with a mobile device and not a larger camera.

First and foremost is the fact that iPhone photos generally look uniformly sharp throughout the frame unless you use Portrait mode, which simulates a shallow depth of field. And there's a great reason why Portrait Mode exists. Apple certainly didn't build and continue to improve this feature by accident. As photographers, it's critical to separate our subject from the rest of the scene in order to create a more compelling composition.

One such way to do so is by adjusting tone. By using techniques such as dodging and burning, you can control what areas of your photo are brighter than others, thereby drawing the eye to that area first. The other way to focus the eye is by keeping your subject sharp while the background falls out of focus. Even a little bit of blur can go a long way to achieve this goal.

That's why I love using the Lens Blur tool in Lightroom. I've already covered how this tool works, but I wanted show you how much of a difference it can make when editing iPhone photos. When used effectively and in tasteful doses, the results can be outstanding. Check out this tutorial video to see what I mean.

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