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iPhone 13 Pro Max Camera Mastering

Smart Phone Photography Taking Pictures like a Pro Even as a Beginner

James Nino

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iPhone 13 Pro Max Camera Mastering

Smart Phone Photography Taking Pictures like a Pro Even as a Beginner

James Nino


The advice and strategies found within may not be suitable for every situation. This work is sold with the understanding that neither the author nor the publisher is held responsible for the results accrued from the advice in this book.

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Table of Content

Content Details


Chapter 1: Introduction to iPhone 13

Chapter 2: iPhone 13 Pro Max Specs

Part One:

Beginner's Guide to Photography

Chapter 3: Getting Started

Chapter 4: Camera Modes

Chapter 5: Selfies

Chapter 6: Sharing Photos

Chapter 7: Basic Editing on iPhone 13

Chapter 8: Photographic Styles in iPhone 13

Part Two:

Intermediate's Guide to Photography

Chapter 9: Changing the intensity of the LED Flashlight

Chapter 10: ISO

Chapter 11: Focus Lock

Chapter 12: Camera Exposure

Chapter 13: Camera Grids

Chapter 14: Filters

Chapter 15: Switching Lenses

Chapter 16: Optical and Digital Zoom

Chapter 17: Aspect Ratio

Chapter 18: Guide to the Perfect Frame

Chapter 19: HDR

Chapter 20: Portraits

Chapter 21: Depth of Field

Chapter 22: Settings for Different Times of Day

Chapter 23: ProRes

Part Three:

Advanced Guide to Smartphone Photography

Chapter 24: Shutter Speed

Chapter 25: Aperture

Chapter 26: Filters Extended

Chapter 27: Editing for Pros

Chapter 28: Apple ProRaw

Chapter 29: Golden Ratio

Chapter 30: Rules of Thirds

Chapter 31: Adjusting to the Light

Chapter 32: Food Photography

Chapter 33: Landscapes

Chapter 34: Wildlife Photography

Chapter 35: Macro Photography

Chapter 36: City Photography

Chapter 37: iPhone Hacks


Content Details

Content Details 6

Introduction 12

Chapter 1: Introduction to iPhone 13 15

Chapter 2: iPhone 13 Pro Max Specs 18

Video Recording: 18

Camera Specs: 20

TrueDepth Camera: 22

Best iPhone for Photography 24

iPhone 13 Pro Max vs iPhone 12 Pro Max 25

Why iPhone 13 Pro Max is Only 12MP 26

Part One: 30

Beginner's Guide to Photography 30

Chapter 3: Getting Started 31

Chapter 4: Camera Modes 33

Chapter 5: Selfies 42

1. Lighting 42

2. Best Side 43

3. Filters 43

Chapter 6: Sharing Photos 44

Chapter 7: Basic Editing on iPhone 13 46

Cropping, rotating or flipping a photo or video 46

Straighten and Adjust Perspective 47

Adjusting the color and light 48

Trim a video 49

Setting the slow-motion part of a video 49

Revert an edited photo 50

Chapter 8: Photographic Styles in iPhone 13 51

Part Two: 55

Intermediate's Guide to Photography 55

Chapter 9: Changing the intensity of the LED Flashlight 56

Chapter 10: ISO 59

Chapter 11: Focus Lock 65

Chapter 12: Camera Exposure 68

Chapter 13: Camera Grids 72

Chapter 14: Filters 74

Chapter 15: Switching Lenses 76

Chapter 16: Optical and Digital Zoom 78

Chapter 17: Aspect Ratio 81


Chapter 18: Guide to the Perfect Frame 84

1. Composition 84

2. Visualization 85

3. Leading the Eye 86

4. Symmetry 87

Chapter 19: HDR 88

Chapter 20: Portraits 89

Chapter 21: Depth of Field 94

Chapter 22: Settings for Different Times of Day 96

Chapter 23: ProRes 101

Standard Video Format vs. ProRes 101

Part Three: 106

Advanced Guide to Smartphone Photography 106

Chapter 24: Shutter Speed 107

Chapter 25: Aperture 114

F-Stop and F-Number 116

Chapter 26: Filters Extended 123

Chapter 27: Editing for Pros 125

1. Exposure 125

2. Create Contrast 125

3. Cropping 125

4. Enhance Colors 126

5. Adjust Highlights 126

6. Fine-Tune Shadows 127

Chapter 28: Apple ProRaw 128

Chapter 29: Golden Ratio 131

1. Applicability of the Golden Ratio 132

2. The Scene 133

Chapter 30: Rules of Thirds 134

Chapter 31: Adjusting to the Light 137

Soft Light vs. Hard Light 140

Chapter 32: Food Photography 144

Chapter 33: Landscapes 149

1. Depth of field 150

2. Dominant Skies 150

3. A Tripod 151

4. Foregrounds 152

Chapter 34: Wildlife Photography 153

2. Manual Mode 154

3. Auto White Balance (AWB) 154

4. Know Your Subject 155

Chapter 35: Macro Photography 157

Mind the Aperture 160

Shutter Speed 162

Focusing 164

1. Photographing relatively large subjects 165

2. Photographing more minor subjects 167

3. Using a tripod 170

Chapter 36: City Photography 172

1. Minding the Exposure 172

2. Shutter Speed 173

3. Color Advantage 173

4. Shooting at Multiple Times 174

5. Include People and Buildings 174

7. Use a Polarizer 176

Chapter 37: iPhone Hacks 177

Candid Photos / Capture Using AirPods 177

View Photo/Video Details and Add Captions 178

Find Photos 100 Times Faster Using Photo Search 179

Preserving Old Photos with Duplicates 180

Conclusion 182


The iPhone series is one of the most popular phones in the market, which makes it very difficult to overlook its exceptional capabilities, especially the cameras.

The cameras of the old iPhone series were exceptional. However, this time the iPhone has more than just doubled the overall capability. The iPhone 13 models have immense features, qualities, and the overall superb performance of its cameras.

With the new iPhone 13 Pro Max, many have started shooting movies, capturing amazing photos, and now even doctors are now using it for eye checkups. In spite of these magnificent capabilities, many of the features and abilities of the iPhone 13 Pro Max remain hidden except a conscious effort is made to learn how to use the phone by reading a book like this. The meaning behind this is anyone can point and shoot, but only a few can capture.

Taking photos and pictures isn't difficult, but to master them, is another story. That is why I am here to guide you on the best way to capture spectacular shots, and to show you what being a photographer means.

A few quick notes before diving in:

1 Even if you think that you know the basics of the iPhone, it is better not to skip any part. That said, the book is designed in such a way that you can skip to any part of the book you want to.

2 Practice as much as you can, otherwise, you will not improve

3 Do not be afraid to experiment with settings because there is always a reset button in the camera options. If you don't know what each option does, then how can you fully utilize iPhone 13 Pro Max's full capability?

4 iPhone 13 is brimming with features, and I mentioned all of those here. Hence, make sure to read each chapter to find new features, tricks, and tips.

5 This guide is not just about how you can capture pictures with the iPhone 13 but how you can excel at it and know all about the art of photography itself.

Chapter 1: Introduction to iPhone 13

iPhones are Apple's trademark series and what they are mostly known for. iPhone 13 Pro Max is the latest one in the series, and having some superb camera upgrades, this might be one of the best mobile devices for photography in the market.

Competing with Androids, they have always been in the top ten or three lists. Each new release of the iPhone introduces new features, and this time with the launch of the iPhone 13, they have included camera upgrades like Portrait mode video, updated filter systems, ProRes, and so much more. Moreover, the camera is comparatively bigger and can capture 47 percent more light than the iPhone 12.

With such huge improvements and additions, iPhone 13 Pro Max has a complete arsenal of marvelous items waiting for them to be utilized. The iPhone 13 Pro Max has significant advancements, such as the most sophisticated dual-camera system ever seen on an iPhone — with a new Wide camera with larger pixels and sensor-shift optical image stabilization (OIS) that improves low-light images and movies.

Along with Photographic Styles, a new method to personalize the camera, and Cinematic mode, which adds a new level to video storytelling. The iPhone 13 and 13 mini also have A15 Bionic for better performance, low power consumption, and longer-lasting battery life. The brighter Super Retina XDR display gives you better colors, which is incredibly useful when capturing and editing photos.

Moreover, it has enhanced durability with the Ceramic Shield front cover. The basic storage is double (128GB) as compared to older iPhones. It also boasts an IP68 rating for water resistance. In terms of connectivity, it has an exceptional 5G experience.

The iPhone 13 represents a significant breakthrough in camera design, with computational photography advancements and one of the best hardware resulting in outstanding images and movies.

The new Wide camera is the largest sensor ever built on an iPhone dual-camera system, with 1.7 m pixels, and can capture 47 percent more light. This results in brighter images and less noise. Sensor-shift OIS, which debuted on the iPhone 12 Pro Max and is not present in any other smartphone, is now available in the Wide camera. It stabilizes the sensor rather than the lens, resulting in more stable pictures.

The custom-designed Ultra-Wide camera with a new sensor captures images with better information in the dark parts of photographs and movies with less noise.

Chapter 2: iPhone 13 Pro Max Specs

So before telling you about anything, it would be best if you knew the qualities the iPhone 13 Pro Max possesses, because it would help you take photographs or capture videos better if you know what you are utilizing.

Video Recording:

● HDR video recording with Dolby Vision up to 4K at 60 fps

● Cinematic mode: Recording videos in 1080p @30 fps having a shallow depth of field

● 4K Video Recording: 60 fps. 30 fps, 25 fps, or 24 fps

● HD 720p video recording @30 fps

● HD video recording 1080p at 60 fps. 30 fps, 25 fps

● ProRes: Up to 4k @30fps Video recording (for 128GB storage device it is in 1080p @30 fps)

● Optical image stabilization sensor-shift for video (Wide)

● For video, Dual optical image stabilization (Telephoto and Wide)

● 6x optical zoom range; 2x optical zoom out, 3x optical zoom in

● Audio zoom

● Up to 9x Digital zoom up to

● True Tone flash

● Slo-mo video supports 1080p at 240 fps or 120 fps

● QuickTake video

● Time-lapse video having stabilization

● Video stabilization in Cinematic mode (4K, 720p and 1080p)

● Night mode having a Time-lapse

● Continuous autofocus in video

● Playback zoom

● While capturing 4K video snap 8MP stationary photos

● Video formats supported: H.264 and HEVC

● A Wide color (P3)

● Stereo recording

● Standard: 1000 nits maximum brightness; HDR: 1200 nits maximum brightness

● 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Camera Specs:

● HDR display

● ProMotion technology along with adaptive refresh rates (max 120Hz)

● Camera system (12MP Pro Max): Ultra-Wide cameras, Wide, and Telephoto

● Wide Aperture: ƒ/1.5

● Telephoto Aperture: ƒ/2.8

● Ultra-Wide Aperture: ƒ/1.8 and field of view is 120°

● Up to 15x Digital zoom

● 6x optical zoom range; 2x optical zoom out, 3x optical zoom in

● Portraits in Night mode possible by LiDAR Scanner

● Portrait Lighting in six effects: Studio, Natural, Contour, Stage Mono, Stage, High-Key Mono

● Portrait mode in advanced bokeh and with Depth Control

● Dual optical image stabilization: Wide and Telephoto


● The lens with Six-elements: Ultra-Wide and Telephoto; Lens with Seven-elements: Wide

● Optical image stabilization using sensor-shift (Wide)

● True Tone flash along with Slow Sync

● Up to 63 MP Panorama

● Wide Focus Pixels 100%

● Deep Fusion

● Night mode

● Smart HDR 4

● Macro photography

● Photographic Styles

● Apple ProRAW

● Lens correction in Ultra-Wide

● Wide color capture in Live Photos and Photos

● Advanced red-eye correction

● Image stabilization (Auto)

● Photo geotagging

● Image formats captured: JPEG and HEIF

● Burst mode