The iPhone camera trick that will change your Instagram game

Holly Hales
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Keen Instagrammers can completely change how a photo appears by manually adjusting the exposure levels. Photo: Supplied

For most of us, snapping the seemingly perfect iPhone photo is far from difficult.

But beyond the basics, a few tips for budding photographers have the ability to completely change the use of its ever-improving camera.

One trick I recently picked up at Copy of the Critic—a food reviewing masterclass held at the newly-renovated Vibe Hotel Sydney—was previously right on my screen, quite literally.

Although simple, keen Instagrammers can completely change how a photo appears by manually adjusting the exposure levels.

The game-changer was relayed by the evening’s host Grant Jones, a longtime food editor, who was teaching our group how to snap our dinners in the best possible light.

The tactic can be employed by opening the camera app and keeping a fore finger pressed down on the screen.

The tactic can be employed by opening the camera app and keeping a fore finger pressed down on the screen. Photo: Supplied

After the familiar thin yellow square appears on the screen, users should tap and drag their finger up and down to drastic changes between a shot’s brightness and darkness.

When the perfect level of exposure is reached, remove your finger from the screen and snap a new and improved photo.

Although the trick can be used when crafting any kind of picture, Grant’s aim at Copy of the Critic was to up our group’s attempts at capturing food.

When the perfect level of exposure is reached, remove your finger from the screen and snap a new and improved photo. Photo: Supplied

On offer was the likes of share-style with pizza, Cone Bay barramundi, beef flank and basil pesto penne pasta—all snapped to perfection before being consumed.

The writer attended Copy of the Critic as a guest of Vibe Hotel Sydney.

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