Since the launch of iPhone, they have become extremely popular among mobile phone users. It offers a lot of great features to its customers. One of the most important and popular features of an iPhone is iPhone camera.
Though there are many other brands of smartphones but the iPhone camera is one of the best phone cameras. You can create high-quality photos and videos by simply using your iPhone. I’ve written this blog post for people who want to know how to shoot video with iPhone.
How to Shoot Video With iPhone
An iPhone camera is perfect whether you want to take a picture or make a video. They say that the best camera is the one that you have with you. And this is true because even if you own a very expensive and fancy camera but you don’t have it with you at the right moment when you want to take a photo, then there is no use of that camera.
It is not possible to carry your expensive and heavy camera with you all the time. But, an iPhone camera is something that you can always have with you because you can easily fit an iPhone in your pocket.
Another benefit of having an iPhone and using it to take photos and videos is that it is very inexpensive as compared to other fancy cameras. If you buy a DSLR camera along with the necessary accessories and equipment, it will be much more expensive than buying only an iPhone.
There is one important thing that I would like to highlight. Anyone who owns a camera is not a photographer. To take a perfect photograph, or to capture a perfect moment with a video is more than just clicking a button.
There are specific techniques, tips, and tricks that you should use if you want to use your iPhone camera in the best possible way. Here is a separate blog post that I’ve written about iPhone tricks and secrets. These tricks and secrets will help you become a good photographer and a good videographer.
So, let’s talk about how you can shoot videos with iPhone.
To become an iPhone videographer, do you know what are the things and equipment that you will be needing? Well, let me tell you. To become an iPhone videographer, all you need is an iPhone and that’s it. No need to buy expensive gear if you can’t afford that.
However, if your budget allows you and you can buy accessories for your iPhone then, that would-be a plus. Though using accessories is not necessary but these accessories can enhance the quality of your videos.
Here are a few of those accessories that you can buy to enhance the result of your videos and to make this videography experiences easy and enjoyable:
A tripod is really useful and it can help you make high-quality videos very easily. When you use a tripod, you don’t have to worry about the video quality because a tripod does not shake your iPhone which means that you can easily make videos.
When you don’t use a tripod, you keep your iPhone in your hand and in this way, when you make a video there are many chances that your hands will shake while shooting and due to this, the quality of your video will suffer. But, a tripod makes things easier for you and therefore, I would definitely recommend buying one.
An external lens
If you are using your iPhone for photography purpose, then you might have heard about the external lens. It is basically a portable lens that can be attached to your iPhone. There are many different types of iPhone external lenses but they all can help you take excellent quality photos and videos.
You can use these external lenses with or without an iPhone case. Finding external lenses is not a difficult task. You can easily go to an online marketplace and buy the one that suits your needs and requirements.
Well, this is one of the most important iPhone accessories that you should buy if you are planning to shoot videos by using your iPhone. You always need a mic if you want to make a video with a high-quality sound.
Just like an external lens, there are also many types of audio mics available and you can choose any type that suits your requirements. Though an iPhone microphone is capable of catching nearby sounds easy but an external audio will help you a lot.
External lighting source
Just like an external lens, there are also a variety of external lighting sources available and you can easily buy them. An iPhone comes with an internal lighting source but an external lighting source enhances your video quality and gives you more freedom.
You can adjust the lighting as you want and in this way, you can make videos in whatever way you prefer. If you are shooting in the dark, then an external light will be of great use. You can use it for iPhone photography and iPhone videography.
A few tips and tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you shoot a perfect video with your iPhone:
- Instead of shooting in portrait mode, try shooting by using landscape mode.
- Keep the lens of your camera clean, always!
- Avoid using stock camera app of Apple.
- Use video editors to edit your videos.
- Avoid zooming in too much.
- Adjust the light source accordingly.
- Use different useful video features such as time lapse.
Watch this quick video to learn some iPhone camera hacks: