Apple shows how to disrupt portrait photos in new video


iPhone XR
Learn how to give your portrait photos some pop.
Photo: Apple

Apple serves up a master crash course on how to take better Portrait Mode photos in its latest ad, courtesy of photographer Christopher Anderson.

A lot of times Apple’s tutorial type of videos are pretty generic, but Anderson actually has a lot of cool tips on how to add more intrigue to your photos. He plays around using objects, creative backgrounds and striking light juxtapositions to shoot some of the coolest iPhone photos you’ll see.

It’s best to watch this on your iPhone:

You can actually go into an Apple store to take a free course on how to apply Christoper Anderson’s techniques to your own photos. Today at Apple has a Photo Lab session on disrupting portraits that shows you how to rethink subjects, obstruct the lens, and stylize your shots like Anderson does.

The session last for an hour and a half. Some stores host it multiple times a week. Check the Today at Apple website to see when it’s offered in your area.


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