Portrait Mode

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I am trying my hand at the Portrait Mode feature on the iPhone 7 Plus.

So far, I have had nominal success. There is a learning curve to the distance—eight feet is the recommended distance—which may seem logical but can be tricky because you have to balance the light as well.

Also, the feature seems to work best with one, concentrated subject. The ideal outcome produces a sharp, stand-out subject with edges that seem to pop out of the image.

Apple satisfied our need to show the “before and after” photos by keeping the original photograph in the camera roll. Sometimes, the best way to demonstrate an upgrade is to compare it to previous versions. Plus, it’s just cooler to see how the photo has transformed.

Portrait Mode is a robust feature with the ability to transform iPhone photography.

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