iPhone 13 Pro: How to Take Macro Photos
With the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Apple introduced Macro Mode, a new camera feature exclusive to Pro models that brings the extremely detailed world of close-up macro photography to the world for the first time. iPhones. Read on to find out how it works.
With Macro mode enabled, you can take photos or videos of subjects that are as close as 2cm to your iPhone’s camera lens, which means you can now take photos of flowers, textures, bugs or just about anything small or close to range, with precise focus, rich detail and no blur.
Here is how to use Macro Mode function on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Keep in mind that Macro mode is exclusive to these models and is not supported on the iPhone 13 mini or iPhone 13.
- Start the Camera app on your iPhone 13 Pro.
- Make sure Photo mode is highlighted in the camera mode menu. If you’re shooting a video, swipe to Video fashion instead.
- Line up your close-up subject in the viewfinder and let the camera switch to the wide-angle lens. Get closer – the subject can be as close as 2cm from the lens (you can use the zoom if necessary).
- Hold the phone steady. After the lens focuses on the subject, press the shutter button to take the photo or start capturing a video. If you’re shooting a video, press the shutter button again to finish.
When you experiment with Macro mode, you will probably notice that your iPhone 13 Pro automatically switches to the new mode as soon as it detects an object within 14cm of the lens. It can cause the viewfinder to shake as it switches from wide angle to ultra wide angle, which can be quite shocking and distracting.
At the time of writing, there is no way to prevent this behavior when taking macro photos. However, if you shoot a macro video, you can prevent it by allowing the Lock camera option under Settings -> Camera -> Record video.
Apple says an upcoming update, slated for fall, will allow users to specifically disable automatic camera switching when shooting close-range macro shots.
Did you take a cool macro photo on your iPhone 13 Pro? Show it off in the comments below!